November 20, 2012 at 07:17 PM EST

The Killing star Jamie Anne Allman and husband actor Marshall Allman are expecting twins, People reports.

“We were ecstatic to find out we were pregnant and overjoyed to learn they were fraternal twins,” the couple, who wed in 2006, told People. “Twins run in both of our families so we were prepared for the possibility, but we know we’re gonna need all the prayers and help we can get.”

Jamie Anne and Marshall, who’s best known for his roles on True Blood and Prison Break, broke the news to friends and family with a film. “It made it super fun and easy to share the news in a surprising way across the country,” the first-time parents-to-be said.

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