By Dan Snierson
Updated January 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

The Big C star Laura Linney just entered the Big M — Motherhood — at age 49.The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress gave birth to a son named Bennett Armistead Schauer on Jan. 8, her rep told People. He is the first child for Linney and husband Marc Schauer, who wed in 2009.