April 30, 2007 04:21:14 GMT
Keisha Castle-Hughes gave birth to her and boyfriend's first child, a daughter, Wednesday April 25th.
She made headlines and faced heavy criticism with her pregnancy that once claimed to feel ashamed of becoming a young mother. But now, Keisha Castle-Hughes (17) is overjoyed for she has given birth to a baby daughter and just let media criticism passed her by.
Keisha gave birth to her first child with longtime boyfriend Bradley Hull on Wednesday April 25th. The newlyborn is named Felicity-Amore. She was born at 6:35 p.m. and weighed 7 lb., 6 oz.
A publicist for the actress did confirm the good news, saying the baby is "beautiful."
Keisha, an Academy Award-nominated actress, is famous for her role as the fiery Paikea in the 2002 independent film "Whale Rider." She and Hull have been dating for three years.