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June 22, 2005 02:00 PM

Save the Last Dance star Sean Patrick Thomas and his girlfriend, actress Aonika Laurent, have gotten engaged, PEOPLE reports.

The couple, who are both 34, plan to wed in the fall. It will be the first marriage for both.

Thomas, who appeared in Barbershop and its sequel, has also appeared in Cruel Intentions and CBS’s The District. He is best known for playing a streetwise hip-hop mentor to a teen ballerina (Julia Stiles) in 2001’s Save the Last Dance.

Laurent appears in the upcoming comic book movie, Fantastic Four.

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