Simon Helberg of 'Big Bang Theory' and wife Jocelyn Towne expecting first child
Simon Helberg of "The Big Bang Theory" is expecting his first child with wife Jocelyn Towne.
Helberg, 31, and Towne, 35, married in July 2007, three months before the hit comedy series debuted on the CBS network. The actor's spokesperson confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Friday, January 27, that they are expecting their first baby. The new was first reported by People magazine.
Helberg is known for his role as Howard Wolowitz the hit CBS comedy series and has also appeared on "MADtv," "Good Night, and Good Luck," and "A Cinderella Story." Helberg is also half of the comedy duo "Derek & Simon" with actor Derek Waters.
Towne is also an actress and has appeared in films such as "Havoc" and in an episode of "Gilmore Girls." She recently directed and wrote her first movie, "I Am I," which stars her husband and is set to be released later this year.
The actor is one of the only married cast members of "The Big Bang Theory," which depicts the quirky lives of young, nerdy physicists. Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrappali, married Neha Kapur in December of last year.
Mayim Bialik, formerly of the show "Blossom," plays the recurring role of Amy Farrah Fowler and has been married since 2003. She and her husband, Michael Stone, have two sons. Bialik joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com in December, at a party to celebrate the 100th episode of "The Big Bang Theory" that she makes her husband call her "Dr. Bialik," referring to the PhD in neuroscience she earned from UCLA.
"The Big Bang Theory" was nominated for a 2012 Screen Actor's Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In January 2011, it was announced that the show would be renewed for at least three more seasons and will run until at least 2014.
Pictured above: Simon Helberg and his wife, Jocelyn Towne, appear in a photo posted on the actor's Twitter page in November 2010.
"You can be cool like me and @jocelyntowne. All you have to do is vote! http://yfrog.com/7bbkoaj #itssoeasytovote" he Tweeted.