Haunting of Hill House's Kate Siegel welcomes baby girl Theo, named after her character

4 December 2018, 21:16 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 23:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika


The Haunting of Hill House sent fans on an emotional journey back when it dropped on Netflix in October of this year. From the show's hidden ghosts to its complex familial dynamics, fans and critics alike could not get enough of the terrifying horror drama. At the premiere of Haunting of Hill House, Kate Siegel, who plays Theo Crane, was heavily pregnant with her second child. This month, the actress gave birth to a daughter with a very familiar name.

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Kate Siegel's husband, Mike Flanagan (the director of Haunting of Hill House) announced this week that the actress had given birth to their daughter Theodora Isabelle Irene Flanagan.

The prolific director and third time dad confirmed that mom and baby were both doing well and "both fantastic, tired, and so, so happy." Theodora is Flanagan and Siegel's first daughter.

People were obviously delighted that Kate Siegel and Mike Flanagan named their daughter after her Haunting of Hill House character.

"The actress who played Theodora Crain in The Haunting of Hill House had a baby girl today and called her Theodora. THEO HAD A THEO," wrote one Twitter user.

"The woman who plays Theo in Haunting of Hill House just named her baby girl Theo. Very satisfying for some reason," wrote another.

Fans of the show will know that Theo is very strong-willed and gifted with the mysterious ability to psychically "read" people.

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In an interview with Syfy, Kate revealed that she found out she was pregnant while filming episode six of Haunting of Hill House. The episode does feature a moment where her character falls out of her chair but, clearly, shooting wasn't too strenuous after Kate found out that she was having a baby.

Congratulations to Kate and Mike on baby Theo!