New Fiancee Flies into Goldblum's Arms

10/01/2003 AT 01:00 PM EDT

Lanky screen actor Jeff Goldblum is engaged to marry Catherine Wreford, a stage actress from Manitoba, Canada, who recently left the national touring production of the musical "42nd Street," his publicist confirms to PEOPLE.com.

Goldblum, who specializes in playing neurotics (including a PEOPLE reporter in 1983's "The Big Chill" and a scientist who, er, takes wing in 1986's "The Fly"), previously was married to "Road Trip" actress Patricia Gaul (from 1980-86) and "Thelma & Louise" star Geena Davis (1987-90). Those marriages ended in divorce.

Goldblum also was engaged to his "Jurassic Park" costar Laura Dern, from 1995-97.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Wreford left "42nd Street" so she could move to Los Angeles to be with Goldblum, 50. They reportedly met two months ago at Washington state's Sea-Tac airport, when a mutual friend introduced them while he was putting his shoes back on during a security inspection.

Regarding his first marriage to Gaul (they moved in together three weeks after they met, in 1975), Goldblum once told PEOPLE in a 1992 interview, "We had a lot of fun." As Gaul also told the magazine at the time: "Jeff makes a joke out of everything."

As for Davis, she began dating Goldblum seriously when they played opposite each other in "The Fly," before marrying in Las Vegas. Both Davis and Goldblum stand over 6 feet tall, but the marriage itself was short. "We're both independent types, unconventional and free-spirited," said Goldblum. "I think we were lucky to get together, and we both had a great time."

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