Actor Jeremy Renner arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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'Hurt Locker' actor Jeremy Renner a dad

  • Associated Press
  • March 30, 2013 - 3:55 PM

LOS ANGELES - Actor Jeremy Renner is a dad.

"The Hurt Locker" star and girlfriend Sonni Pacheco confirmed Friday that they are the parents of 7-pound Ava Berlin Renner.

A statement released by Renner spokeswoman Susan Patricola says the new parents "are beyond thrilled."

Renner played a military explosives expert in the 2008 Oscar-winning film.

Renner has also starred in "The Bourne Legacy" and "The Avengers."

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