Marla Sokoloff, who rose to fame playing a mean girl on "Full House" and also starred in the comedy movie "Dude, Where's My Car," is pregnant.
The 30-year-old actress married Alec Puro, a 36-year-old musician, in Beverly Hills, California in 2009. This will be their first child.
A source close to Sokoloff confirmed the actress' pregnancy to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday, August 1.
Life & Style magazine, which carried the initial report, quoted Sokoloff's manager as saying that the actress is due to give birth at the beginning of 2012 and that the couple does not know their baby's gender.
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.