Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon gives birth to third baby

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her first child with husband Jim Toth and has named the boy Tennessee James.

"Both mum and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled," said her spokeswoman Meredith O'Sullivan in a statement.

The Oscar-winning actress has two older children with first husband Ryan Phillippe. The couple divorced in 2007.

The Legally Blonde star married talent agent Jim Toth at her ranch in Ojai, California, in March this year.

The 36-year-old, who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, won an Oscar for her work on 2005 country music film, Walk the Line.

She gave birth to her third child on Thursday (27 September).