Claire Danes has her first baby

Homeland star Claire Danes gives birth to first child, a bouncing baby boy.

Actress Claire Danes. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Emmy-winning actress Claire Danes has given birth to her first child, a boy, the publicist for the Homeland star said on Wednesday.

Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy was born on Monday to Danes, 33, and her husband, British actor Hugh Dancy.

Danes' performance as CIA operative Carrie Matheson on Showtime's Homeland series scored her an Emmy win in September, while the psychological thriller won the TV industry's highest honour of best drama series.

Danes is nominated for her second Golden Globe award in the role at the Hollywood awards show in January.

She also has won multiple awards for her past work on 2010 TV film.

Temple Grandin, and as a 15-year-old on the 1990s coming-of-age television drama My So-Called Life.