(File photo) Actress Anna Faris

Anna Faris has given birth to a baby boy.

The 35-year-old actress – who is married to Parks & Recreation star Chris Pratt - gave birth to the child, who they have named Jack, on Saturday.

A representative for the couple said: “Anna and Chris are happy to announce the birth of their beautiful baby boy Jack.

“He arrived earlier than expected and will be spending some time in NICU. The happy parents thank you for your warm wishes and ask that you honour their privacy during this time.”

The Dictator star – who was previously married for three years to Ben Indra – recently revealed her mother Karen had been pestering her for “some time” to have children so she could become a grandmother.

She said: “Chris and I both want a family. Mum has been saying to me for some time, 'You had better start soon.' “

Talking about Chris, Anna claimed she fell for him because they were both small town people.

She said: “When I fell in love with Chris it was great. We both grew up in little towns next to each other near Seattle and I found that very comforting.

“My marriage didn't work out the first time round but I am still a big believer in marriage.

“We lead a boring life in LA on purpose. I never go out, I never go to premieres, don't go to parties and don't live a Hollywood lifestyle. - Bang Showbiz