Jennifer Carpenter files for divorce from Michael C Hall

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010, 09:58 AM IST

Los Angeles: Jennifer Carpenter, best known for her role in `The Exorcism of Emily Rose`, is set to divorce from husband Michael C Hall after just one and a half years of marriage.

The couple, who work together on the hit show `Dexter`, married in December 2008. The pair came into the media spotlight earlier this year after it was revealed that Hall had been diagnosed with Hodgkin`s lymphoma.

However, their representatives have now said, "Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C Hall have filed for divorce," reported Entertainment Weekly.

The statement added that the split was amicable. Hall, who plays the anti-hero `Dexter Morgan` on the hit US show, received his fifth Golden Globe nomination on Tuesday and `Dexter` was recently renewed for a sixth season after recording impressive viewing figures.

Carpenter, who plays Dexter Morgan`s sister on the show, recently completed work on the forthcoming crime-horror movie `The Factory`, which also stars John Cusack and Mae Whitman.

PTI