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Marla Sokoloff appears in a scene from the 2011 film Scents and Sensibility. - Provided courtesy of Silver Peak Productions

Marla Sokoloff from 'Full House' expecting baby girl

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09/19/2011 by Corinne Heller

Marla Sokoloff of "Full House" says she is expecting a baby girl.

The 30-year-old actress revealed her pregnancy in August. The actress married Alec Puro, a 36-year-old musician, in Beverly Hills, California in 2009. This will be their first child.

Sokoloff said in a blog post published on People.com on Monday, September 19, that she is 21 weeks pregnant.

"In all honesty, I had no preference in regards to gender; I just wanted the little peanut to be healthy," she said. "But I must admit, when I heard that we were having a girl - my heart skipped a beat. Images of bubblegum pink and sweet little dresses filled my brain and I could hardly stand my excitement!"

"If you ask my husband, she will be a tomboy, so we are clearly on different pages as far as her style goes," Sokoloff added.

When asked if she was enjoying being pregnant, Sokoloff Tweeted on August 26: "Loving it so far! Thank you for asking:)

Sokoloff spent her childhood in the San Francisco area before she pursued acting full time. She began her on-screen career as a teenager after she moved with her family to Los Angeles. She and her brother, a celebrity chef, both reside in the city.

On the ABC comedy series "Full House," which aired between 1987 and 1995, Sokoloff played Gia Mahan, the enemy-turned-friend of Stephanie Tanner, portrayed by Jodie Sweetin.

Sokoloff went on to play other "mean girls" - she portrayed Cokie Mason in the 1995 movie "The Baby-Sitters Club" and the rebellious Jody Lynch on the FOX drama "Party of Five" until 1996.

Sokoloff later starred alongside Shane West and James Franco in the 2000 teen romance film "Whatever It Takes," a remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac story that was a box office flop. She and Franco dated in real life between 1999 and 2004.

Also in 2000, Sokoloff appeared with Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner and "American Pie" actor Seann William Scott in the comedy film "Dude, Where's My Car?." A year later, Sokoloff starred in "Sugar & Spice," a comedy about female bank robbers, which also featured Mena Suvari and Melissa George.

After guest spots on shows such as "Friends" and "Night Visions," Sokoloff landed the recurring role of receptionist Lucy Hatcher on the ABC legal drama series "The Practice," which went off the air in 2004. Also that year, she starred in several episodes of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Claire, a nanny.

In 2006, Sokoloff starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series "Big Day," which also featured Stephen Rannazzisi of the FX sitcom "The League."

The actress went on to appear on episodes of shows such as Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and "CSI: NY" and shot the independent film "Scents and Sensibility," a remake of Jane Austen's novel "Sense and Sensibility." Check out a trailer for the movie below.

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