Former Prison Break star Rockmond Dunbar is engaged to marry actress Maya Gilbert.

The 40 year old proposed to Gilbert at a resort in Jamaica after just nine months of dating, and Dunbar admits he went to great lengths to pull off the surprise.

He tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "I spoke to a couple of my friends, the vice president of the resort, and they helped me plan the whole entire thing. And they set up this private dinner right at (the) edge of the ocean in the private gazebo just for two, and it was one of the most beautiful, serene places that I have ever been to, and I proposed after dinner...

"She is literally the best thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life. Not only is she beautiful, but she's perfect for me."

And the couple may even return to the island to tie the knot, hopefully in December (13), with the star adding: "We're really thinking of Jamaica right now, but we haven't decided on the final destination yet."

This will be Gilbert's first marriage, while Dunbar divorced his model wife Ivy Holmes in 2006.