By Lanford Beard
Updated October 18, 2011 at 02:34 PM EDT

Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon (Faster, Fame) have adopted a baby boy, reports People. Davis’s Help costar Octavia Spencer revealed the news at an ELLE Women in Hollywood event Monday. Davis confirmed the adoption in her own speech, telling the crowd her new son is named Genesis. This is Davis and Tennon’s first child together.