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    Kate Beckinsale Engaged

    Single life obviously didn't agree with Kate Beckinsale.

    The Serendipity star, who announced her split from longtime beau Michael Sheen in March, got engaged over the weekend to Len Wiseman, the director of her next movie, her publicist confirmed to E! Online Monday.

    Wiseman proposed while the two were dining at Whist, a restaurant in Santa Monica's Viceroy Hotel, on Saturday night, according to Access Hollywood. He must have been pretty confident about her reply since the smooth operator had already booked the hotel's presidential suite and filled it with lilies, Beckinsale's favorite flowers.

    The couple met when Wiseman, who's previously helmed music videos for groups like Megadeth and En Vogue, directed Beckinsale in the upcoming Underworld, due to hit theaters September 19. In the supernatural thriller the English thesp plays a vampire warrior involved in a forbidden love affair with a werewolf played by Scott Speedman.

    It'll be a first trip down the aisle for Beckinsale, who previously spent seven years with Sheen, a fellow thespian. The 29-year-old British beauty also met Sheen on the job--the two were both involved in a touring production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 1995. They never married but are the parents of a four-year-old daughter named Lily, who lives with her mother.

    Beckinsale first made an impact on American audiences in 1993 as the jilted bride-to-be in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. Other than her starry-eyed turn in Serendipity, Beckinsale is best known for roles in Pearl Habor, Brokedown Palace and Last Days of Disco.

    Most recently, Beckinsale starred in the arthouse release Laurel Canyon, however her career could soon get a Titanic-sized boost after she plays Ava Gardner in the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, due in 2004. Also on the slate for next year is the monster mash Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman. But first audiences will get to see Beckinsale in Underworld and the romantic comedy Tiptoes, costarring Matthew McConaughey and Gary Oldman, due for release sometime later this year.

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