Adam Beason and Catherine Bell
10/14/2011 AT 05:30 PM EDT
star Catherine Bell and her husband Adam Beason have mutually agreed to separate after 17 years of marriage, PEOPLE has confirmed exclusively.
Bell and Beason, a screenwriter, have two children together
, 8-year-old daughter Gemma, and 1-year-old son Ronan
"They remain great friends," her rep says. "They're committed to raising their two children together."
Bell will next be seen in TNT's Good Morning Killer
which airs in December. She and Beason will continue to be partners in their production company, DaVinci Films.
Says her rep: "They're excited to work on projects together."