Life has imitated art for Drop Dead Diva star Kate Levering - she is pregnant just like her character on the show.

The actress and her fiance, Reza Jahangiri, will welcome their first child in August (13).

The mum-to-be tells, "Reza and I are over the moon to be embarking on this next chapter together! It's something both of us have wanted for quite some time now."

And Levering, who will return to the Tv series as Kim Kaswell this summer (13), jokes her baby belly will come in handy when it comes time to shoot season five.

She adds, "Life imitates art! I hope the writers take full advantage of the hilarities of pregnancy and make use of it in the storylines. It's going to be nice to not have to hide my big belly and have my pregnancy documented in this kind of way. I say that now, we'll see how I feel when I'm eight months pregnant, the size of a house, working 15-hour days in the Georgia heat!"

The couple is set to wed in Newport Beach, California next month (Apr13).