marla sokoloff getty 'Full House' alum Marla Sokoloff pregnant with first childEverywhere you look … there’s a heart. A hand to hold on to. And “Full House” alum Marla Sokoloff is about to have a new hand to hold on to. People reports the 30-year-old actress and her husband composer Alec Puro are expecting their first child. The couple wed in Nov. 2009 and do not yet know the sex of their baby.

And just who is Marla Sokoloff? Well, some of you may know her as Lucy Hatcher from “The Practice,” others may recognize her as Dina Tribbiani from “Friends” and still others might recall she was Jody Lynch on “Party of Five.”

But for our money, she’ll always be Gia Mahan from “Full House,” a friend of Stephanie Tanner’s (Jodie Sweetin). You can watch her here play in Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler’s girl band – she’s the one on guitar next to Steph. “I Saw the Sign” indeed.

Congratulations to Marla and Alec on their impending addition.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."