Award-winning director Sam Mendes — currently represented on Broadway with the revivals of Gypsy and Cabaret — and actress-wife Kate Winslet are the parents of a new baby boy. CNN reports that Winslet gave birth to Joe Mendes on Dec. 22 in New York. The young Mendes was born weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Winslet's publicist said that "the couple is overjoyed." Mendes and Winslet were married in May; the actress has a daughter Mia, age 3, from a previous marriage.
Sam Mendes founded London's intimate theatre space, the Donmar Warehouse. During his decade at the Donmar, the theatre presented productions of Cabaret, Into the Woods, Orpheus Descending, The Real Thing, Proof, Company and The Blue Room. Several of those productions found their way to Broadway, including the Tony-winning revival of Cabaret, which will end its length run next month. Mendes has also achieved success on screen, including an Academy Award for "American Beauty." His most recent film outing was "Road to Perdition" starring Tom Hanks.
Kate Winslet was nominated for Academy Awards for her performances "Titanic," "Sense and Sensibility" and "Iris."