Celebrity Actress Mel Harris Files for Divorce The thirtysomething star moves to end her five-year marriage to investment-banker Mike Toomey By Johnny Dodd Johnny Dodd Instagram Twitter Senior Staff Writer, PEOPLEJohnny Dodd is a senior writer at PEOPLE, who primarily focuses on human interest, crime and sports stories. For more than two decades he has covered some of pop culture's biggest, most-tragic and most-talked-about stories—and interviewed a staggering assortment of A-list celebrities, extraordinary everyday people, thugs and even the occasional heroic family pet. Johnny has appeared on "The Today Show," "CNN," "Extra!" and numerous episodes of Investigation Discovery's "PEOPLE Magazine Investigates." He has also written three non-fiction books that have been translated into numerous foreign languages. Johnny's work over the years has earned over a dozen regional and national journalism awards, including a Hearst Fellowship. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 14, 2006 11:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Actress Mel Harris, best known for her role as Hope Murdoch Steadman on the hit 1980s TV show thirtysomething, filed for divorce from her investment-banker husband of five years, Mike Toomey, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Oct. 3, PEOPLE has learned. In the court filing, Harris, 49, cited irreconcilable differences and requested that the “court’s jurisdiction to award spousal support” to her husband be terminated. The couple has been married since 2001. Harris and Toomey have no children together but the actress (most recently seen in guest-starring roles on House and Cold Case) has a son, Byron, 22, and daughter, Madeline, 16, from previous marriages.