NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Quebec actress has been arraigned on charges of stalking actor Alec Baldwin.
A Manhattan criminal court judge has also ordered Genevieve Sabourin, a 40-year-old actress from the Montreal-area, to stay away from the "30 Rock" star.
The blond-haired, hazel-eyed Sabourin was arrested Sunday at Baldwin's Manhattan apartment and was charged with four counts of aggravated harassment and stalking after attempting to talk her way into the apartment building via the doorman.
Police allege that Sabourin showed up last week at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where Baldwin was hosting an event. Sabourin had to be removed by security.
Police say she also turned up at his Long Island home on March 31.
Baldwin told police he met the woman a few years ago. He says she had been sending him emails for several weeks, and the notes were disturbing. She professed love for him, begging to have his children and telling him to leave his wife, Baldwin said, according to police.
The Manhattan district attorney's office says a judge released Sabourin on her own recognizance and issued a temporary order of protection for Baldwin.
The 54-year-old actor, who currently stars on ''30 Rock," was recently engaged to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
Sabourin, a little-known Canadian actress, has a handful of television, commercial and film credits to her name.
Also included on her profile on the Internet Movie Database is a credit for working as a publicist on a 2002 Eddie Murphy movie, "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," in which Baldwin had an uncredited cameo.
It is believed that is where the two first met.
Sabourin became a household name online on Monday as her name and photo were plastered all over entertainment news websites.
Sabourin's attorney was not immediately available for comment. Her next court appearance is on May 14.
Baldwin spokesman Matthew Hiltzik sent The Canadian Press an email on Monday that read as follows: ''As you know, stalking is a serious issue, so we've turned this matter over to the New York Police Department.''
— With files from Sidhartha Banerjee in Montreal and from The Associated Press
The arrest follows happier news for the "30 Rock" actor and occasional mayoral hopeful, who after a year of courtship confirmed his engagement to 28-year old Thomas last Monday.
Upon the media hoopla over the engagement and curiosity over Thomas's ring, Baldwin blasted the press, specifically The Daily News, for barging in on one of Thomas's yoga classes in order to take a snapshot of the ring.See photos of the happy couple below: