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Two and a Half Men star Melanie Lynskey files for divorce

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After only being married for 5 years

The actress and her husband, Jimmi Simpson, have been married for five years but have decided to call it quits.

After only being married for 5 yearsTwo and a Half Men star Melanie Lynskey is officially back on the market after filing for divorce from husband Jimmi Simpson. The couple have been married since April 14, 2007. Lynskey was the one who filed for divorce but did not give any reason other than "irreconcilable differences."

Simpson may be best known for his recurring role as Liam, one of the McPoyle brothers, on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He has been on the show since 2005 and was actually roommates with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day in both New York and Los Angeles, according to the Internet Movie Database. He has also appeared in Date Night, House M.D. and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and he currently stars in Breakout Kings.

Lynskey is a native New Zealander and got her first big break from a fellow countryman. "At 16 years of age, she captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control," said to the Internet Movie Database.

Lynskey returned to high school for the next three years but then returned to Hollywood opposite Drew Barrymore in Ever After: A Cinderella Story. Like her husband, she has also appeared on House. But many may know her best as Charlie Sheen's stalker/girlfriend Rose on Two and a Half Men.

According to E! News, Lynskey filed the papers in a Los Angeles Court on Sept. 25, and both Lynskey and Simpson waived their rights to spousal support.

Lynskey's newest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, came out Sept. 21 and has earned over $1.5 million since it was released. She also has five more films in the works.

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