Originally created 04/28/04

Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden gives birth to twins



LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden just got a double dose of motherhood.

The "Pollock" co-star gave birth to twins, her Los Angeles-based publicist said Tuesday.

The 44-year-old actress and her husband, Thaddaeus Scheel, had a boy, Hudson Harden Scheel, and a girl, Julitta (Ju-LEE-tah) Dee Harden Scheel, last Thursday in New York.

"Everyone is doing fine," said publicist Carri McClure. "They're not getting a lot of sleep, but everyone is doing well."

The actress and her husband also have a 5-year-old daughter, Eulala (You-LAY-lah) Grace.

Harden was nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar for last year's "Mystic River." She's also appeared recently in the films "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Welcome to Mooseport."