For the past nine 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 crimes scenes may not be as cutthroat an environment as the White House, audiences also know Procter as attorney Ainsley Hayes who she portrayed on the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning THE WEST WING for two seasons.
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Procter 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.
Procter’s earlier big screen credits including the likes of LEAVING LAS VEGAS with Nicolas Cage and JERRY MAGUIRE with Tom Cruise. In 1998, Procter 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. Procter also filmed a cameo role opposite Patrick Wilson in the comedy BARRY MUNDAY.
When not filming, Procter enjoys interior decorating, performing with her new band, playing poker, and working with various charities for the homeless.