Emily Procter

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For the past five seasons, Emily Procter has helped to make C.S.I.: Miami a top-ten staple for CBS. She combines her innate talent, beauty and Southern charm into her role as Detective Calleigh Duquesne.

Though investigating crime scenes may not be as cut-throat of an environment as the White House, audiences also know Emily as attorney Ainsley Hayes from the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning The West Wing for two seasons.

Born and raised in Raleigh, N.C., she was no stranger to television before moving to Los Angeles. While completing her degree in journalism and dance at East Carolina University, she worked as weather anchor at WNCT in Greenville.

Her earlier big-screen credits include Leaving Las Vegas, with Nicolas Cage and Jerry Maguire, with Tom Cruise. In 1998, Emily landed her first starring role in the critically acclaimed HBO telefilm Breast Men, opposite Chris Cooper and David Schwimmer, with whom she later worked on Friends. She has since co-starred in the New Line drama body Shots, which reunited her with Jerry Maguire co-star Jerry O'Connell, and more recently opposite Martin Lawrence in Fox's blockbuster sequel to the comedy Big Momma's House.

When not filming, Emily enjoys interior decorating, performing with her new band, playing poker and working with various charities for the homeless.

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