Mena Suvari Steps Out with New Beau

Mena Suvari Steps Out with New Beau
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updated 02/10/2006 at 08:00 AM EST

originally published 02/10/2006 08:00AM

American Beauty actress Mena Suvari is single no more, she tells PEOPLE.

For "almost six months" she has been dating Mike "Murda" Carrasco, a 23-year-old professional breakdancer who is part of Knucklehead Zoo, a Las Vegas-based troupe, she says.

Asked where they met, Suvari, 26, answered, "at an event, at 'Battle of the Year," which Carrasco explained is "like the World Cup of breakdancing, and the USA qualifications were in Los Angeles, and we won that."

"They win all the time," Suvari interjected proudly.

What the two of them won't be doing, however, is dancing all the time. She refuses. "He's such a good dancer, I'm extremely embarrassed," she says.

As for their first date, Carrasco was a total gentleman, who didn't even try for a good-night kiss. "We just had dinner, had sushi," she said. "I gave him a hug and I was like, bye."

One thing that Suvari said she found really attractive about Carrasco when they met: "He didn't know anything about me," she said. "Nothing. He didn't know who I was or anything."

Last year, Suvari filed for divorce from her husband of five years, cinematographer Robert Brinkmann, 44. The two were married in 2000, and in her court papers she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.

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