Emily Procter

Active - 1995 - 2008  |   Born - Oct 8, 1968 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Comedy Drama, Comedy

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Born October 08, 1968, actress Emily Procter made her way into the stormy world of acting by forecasting the weather. While a Journalism and Dance major at East Carolina University, she landed a job as a weather anchor for a local CBS affiliate. One thing led to another, and soon she was headed west, travelling the well-travelled route to Los Angeles. Luck greeted Procter shortly after her arrival, when she began landing spots on television sitcoms and dramas. After appearing on such shows as Lois and Clark and Friends, Procter made her film debut with a small role in Leaving Las Vegas in 1995. Work in a number of small films followed, as did parts in Jerry Maguire (1997), the HBO movie Breast Men (1997), and such television movies as The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (also 1997). 1999 proved a busy year for the actress, as she had supporting roles in both Guinevere and the Scottish film The Big Tease. She also starred in Body Shots, playing a member of a group of friends looking for love and/or sex in pre-millennial Los Angeles.

2002 brought what could effectively be called a "big break" as Procter landed a leading role on the CSI spin-off CSI: Miami. The show proved just as successful as its predecessor and Procter found herself on one of the most watched shows on television, sticking around for season upon season as its popularity seemed to only grow with each passing year.

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  • First acting jobs included a role as Joey's girlfriend on an episode of Friends and one of Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriends in Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire (1996).
  • Was a contestant on Celebrity Poker Showdown.
  • An avid runner, she has participated in the Malibu and Hermosa triathlons and served as ambassador for the Nike 26.2 Marathon benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Landed her first series-regular role in 2002, when she was cast as Calleigh Duquesne on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami.
  • Served as a judge on a 2008 episode of the HGTV competition series Summer Showdown.