Originally created 07/22/98

It's a boy for actress Jodie Foster



LOS ANGELES -- Actress Jodie Foster is a mother for the first time.

The Oscar-winning actress gave birth to a boy at 5:53 a.m. Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Pat Kingsley said. Charles Foster weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.

"She couldn't be happier. She's happy as a lark," Ms. Kingsley said.

Foster, whose movie credits include "Taxi Driver" and "Silence of the Lambs," isn't married and she hasn't revealed the name of the father.

The 35-year-old actress returned to her Los Angeles home with her son on Tuesday.