Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Highest Rated: 86% Guinevere (1999)

Lowest Rated: 5% Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

Birthday: Oct 08, 1968

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Actress Emily Procter built a strong career out of her Steel Magnolia-style Southern charm. When the Raleigh, North Carolina, native tried to get into the theater department at East Carolina University, they told the future "CSI: Miami" star that they were full. Procter studied journalism and dance instead and got a job as a weather girl on the Greenville CBS affiliate while working on her degrees. She moved to Los Angeles after graduation and her father paid for her acting classes for two years. Her first Hollywood speaking role was an appearance in Tobey Maguire's extremely short-lived series "Great Scott" (Fox, 1992). The former sorority girl and soup kitchen volunteer ironically got early breaks with a small role in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) and an appearance that year on NBC's powerhouse sitcom "Friends." Procter then made a string of TV guest appearances, including "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and "Early Edition." She also played an anchorwoman on a 1997 episode of the NBC sit-com "Just Shoot Me." Her movie credentials quickly started piling up with a role as one of Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriends in "Jerry Maguire" (1996), followed by a part in the well-reviewed HBO movie "Breast Men" (1997) opposite David Schwimmer. The late '90s brought many movie roles Procter's way, including: "The Girl Gets M " (1997) with Tony Danza, the telepic "The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion" (1997): "Family Plan" (1998) with Leslie Nielsen, Judge Reinhold and Joely Fischer; the indie "Kingdom Come" (1999) and the well-reviewed "Guinevere" (1999) as one of Stephen Rea's many former students/paramours. She then appeared in the hair industry mockumentary "The Big Tease" (1999) and "Forever Fabulous" (2000) with Jean Smart. Her star rose to new heights in 2000, when she joined "The West Wing," cast in a breakout role as the endearingly ultra-verbal, tough-minded aide Ainsley Hayes, the lone Republican on Jeb Bartlett's White House staff, as well as the only potential love interest to ignite real sparks with Rob Lowe's character, Sam Seaborn. As Ainsley provided a conservative political counterpoint to the left-leaning main characters, many "West Wing" fans mourned her quick and unexplained departure following the 2002 season. Off-screen, Procter's star was on the rise: she soon reappeared as the gorgeous, tough, gun-toting Detective Calleigh Duquesne on the forensic franchise spin-off "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002 -11), a role that made her a household name, particularly after her character received more screen time following first-season lead Kim Delany's departure. She next co-starred alongside Martin Lawrence in "Big Momma's House 2" (2006), playing a clueless Southern belle who hires the FBI agent disguised as Big Momma to be a nanny to her children.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Everlasting Helen (Character) - 2016
5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Leah Fuller (Character) $70.2M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Submerged Frances Naquin (Character) - 2001
86% 54% Guinevere Susan Sloane (Character) $614.2K 1999
11% 27% Body Shots Unknown (Character) $700K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Fabulous Tiffany Dawl (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 88% The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Mavis (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 24% Family Plan Julie Rubins (Character) - 1997
40% 32% Breast Men Laura Pierson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Company Roz Epstein (Character) - 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2014
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Det. Calleigh Duquesne (Character) 2002-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet HGTV Summer Showdown Judge 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Unknown (Character) 2007
75% 94% The West Wing Ainsley Hayes (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006 2000-2002
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Calleigh Duquesne (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Anchorwoman Christy (Guest Star) 1997
86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 94% Friends Annabel (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Platypus Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Brenda (Guest Star) 1995

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