updated 03/31/2011 AT 8:15 AM ET
•originally published 03/30/2011 AT 3:05 PM ET
Her 30 Rock character Avery Jessup is a new mom – and it turns out Elizabeth Banks is as well.
The actress and husband Max Handelman have welcomed son Felix via gestational surrogate, Banks Tweeted Wednesday.
“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally,” Banks, 37, wrote on her Web site in a blog post announcing the birth.
“The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy.”