Caroline Rhea Has Baby Girl
Posted on Thu Oct 23, 2008 09:57 AM PDT

Caroline Rhea CarolineRhea200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Caroline Rhea gave birth to her first child on Monday in New York City, according to People magazine.

The baby's father is Rhea's longtime boyfriend commedian Costaki Economopoulos.

Ava Rhea Economopoulos came into the world weighing 8 lb., 15 oz. and measuring 22½.

"We wanted the shortest first name possible, since her last name is the alphabet," says the new mom, 44.

"It was either that or Emmy, because I've always wanted an Emmy."

In addition to her stand-up career, Rhea has appeared on such TV shows as "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," hosted "The Caroline Rhea Show" and is currently seen in the Logo Network series, "Sordid Lives."

Economopoulos is also a comic and a weekly contributor to the nationally-syndicated "Bob and Tom" radio show.

The pregnancy was first announced in May.