Actor and television host Mario Lopez is now an author.

Lopez, 37, is writing a children's book titled "Mario and Baby Gia." Celebra Children's Books announced Thursday that Lopez's new book will come out Sept. 27.

The book is named for Lopez's infant daughter, Gia Francesca. She is Lopez's first child with girlfriend Courtney Mazza, whom he met while performing in Broadway's "A Chorus Line.”

The publisher is an imprint of Penguin Group (USA). Lopez is best known for his role as A.C. Slater on "Saved by the Bell." He's also appeared on "Golden Girls" and "Dancing with the Stars," and he hosted the MTV reality show "America's Best Dance Crew." Lopez's previous author credits include the fitness books "Knockout Fitness," "Extra Lean" and "Extra Lean Life."

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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