40-Year-Old Virgin Actor Charged With Stabbing Ex

Woman in critical condition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2008 10:58 AM CDT
Shelley Malil in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"

(Newser) – An actor in The 40-Year-Old Virgin was arrested in San Diego last night on attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend. Shelley Malil, 43, was nabbed on his way to meet with his attorney, who along with family and friends had persuaded him to turn himself in, police said. The woman is in critical condition with multiple stab wounds.

Malil was charged with attempted murder, mayhem and burglary and booked into the county's detention center. He played one of star Steve Carell's co-workers in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and has appeared in dozens of TV shows, including NYPD Blue and Scrubs.