Former ER heart-throb Noah Wyle and his wife TRACY are the proud parents of a new daughter, born in Los Angeles on Saturday (15OCT05).

The actor, who played DR CARTER in the popular US hospital drama for 11 years, has named the baby girl AUDEN after British poet W H AUDEN.

She joins brother OWEN STRAUSSER WYLE, who turns three next month (NOV05).

EDDIE MICHAELS, spokesman for the couple, says, "Mom and baby are doing great. Everyone is thrilled."

Wyle, who has also starred in Donnie Darko, met his 37-year-old wife, a former makeup artist, in 1996 on the set of his movie THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS. They married in California's Santa Ynez Valley in May 2000.