Actress Maya Rudolph has avoided a fine from California authorities by finally filing her baby daughter's birth certificate - almost a year after the tot was born.

Maya Rudolph

The Bridesmaids comedienne and her longtime partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, never announced the arrival of their fourth child and the news only emerged in September (13) after Rudolph was photographed carrying a swaddled baby through Los Angeles International Airport.

She has since made the kid's birth official by lodging documents at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (29Jul14).

The birth certificate, obtained by editors at, reveals the little girl was born at home on 1 August, 2013 and was named Minnie Ida Anderson, after her maternal grandmother, late singer Minnie Riperton.

California law requires new parents to file birth certificates before the baby turns one, or face a fine.

Rudolph and Anderson are also parents to Pearl, eight, Lucille, four, and three-year-old Jack.