News 'Scandal' Star Katie Lowes Welcomes Son -- See the First Pic of Her 'Baby Gladiator!' By Jennifer Drysdale 7:26 PM PDT, October 5, 2017 Getty Images Congrats to Katie Lowes! The 36-year-old actress announced the birth of her first child, a son named Albee Shapiro, just in time for the premiere of Scandal's final season on Thursday. "Baby’s first #Scandal Thursday!" Lowes captioned the adorable first photo of her baby boy. "@shappyshaps and I are thrilled to welcome Albee Shapiro to our family! We’re happy & healthy! #BabyGladiator."View this post on InstagramA post shared by Katie Lowes (@ktqlowes) EXCLUSIVE: Katie Lowes 'Cried a Lot' in 'Scandal' Season 6 Finale Read During Pregnancy Reveal Lowes announced that she and husband Adam Shapiro were expecting Albee in May -- and told ET soon after that she couldn't wait to join co-star Kerry Washington in the Scandal moms club. "Kerry's been my mentor to my life in every category,” she said of the actress, who is mom to 3-year-old Isabelle and 1-year-old Caleb. “That’s what I can say. And motherhood is no different.”Washington was also there for Lowes for her baby shower in July. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) RELATED: 'Scandal' Star Katie Lowes Shows Off Baby Bump on Set -- See the Sweet Pic! Washington and the rest of the Scandal crew couldn't help but congratulate the proud mom on social media. THIS. IS. EVERYTHING. #Scandalhttps://t.co/la6yfQY5Yc— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 6, 2017 Y'all help us welcome the newest member of our #Scandal fam! 👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾 https://t.co/VyvjqIZIQl— Cornelius Smith Jr (@CorneliusSJr) October 6, 2017So happy for you...and born on my birthday...yes!!! RESULT #Scandalabc— Lyn Paolo (@LynPaolo) October 6, 2017#ShondaLand and the #Scandal family should compose a lullaby for Albee called "About the Baby." #EdwardAlbee— Joe Morton (@JOEtheMORTON) October 6, 2017 See more on Lowes in the video below. EXCLUSIVE: 'Scandal' Star Katie Lowes Says Kerry Washington Will Definitely Be Her Mommy Mentor! This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.