A gorgeous, perky blond with milky white skin, a petite figure and a snappy twang, Emily Procter has built a strong career out of her Steel Magnolia-style Southern charm. When the Raleigh, North Carol...
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
|The West Wing||2005 1998 - 2005||Actor||Ainsley Hayes||20057|
|HGTV Showdown||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Judge||20087|
|White Collar||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Amanda Callaway||20137|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Calleigh Duquesne||20117|
|Breast Men||Actor||Laura Pierson||7|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||Calleigh Duquesne||20137|
|Big Momma's House 2||2006||Actor||Leah Fuller||20067|
|Celebrity Poker Showdown||2005 2002 - 2005||Actor||Contestant(Tournament 1, Game 1)||20057|
|Submerged||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||Frances Naquin||20007|
|HGTV Design Star All Stars||Actor||Guest Judge||7|
|The A-List Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Free Radio||2008 2006 - 2008||Actor||Guest||20087|
|Ask Rita||2003 2001 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
|Leaving Las Vegas||1995||Actor||Debbie||19957|
|Fashion Rocks||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Presenter||20077|
|Fast Company||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||Roz Epstein||19947|
|The Wyatts||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||Tracy||19937|
|Red Carpet Confidential||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!||Actor||Mavis||7|
|Body Shots||1999||Actor||Whitney Bryant||19997|
|The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Presenter||20077|
|The 51st Annual Grammy Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Presenter||20087|
|Great Scott!||1992 1991 - 1992||Actor||Dream Girl||19927|
|VH1 Big in '06 Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Presenter||20067|
|The Big Tease||2000||Actor||Young Valhenna Woman||20007|
|Platypus Man||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||Officer Mindy Parson||19947|
|Jerry Maguire||1996||Actor||Former Girlfriend||19967|
|Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||1996 1992 - 1996||Actor||Lana Lang||19967|
|I Love the '80s: 3D||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Interviewee||20057|
|Early Edition||1999 1995 - 1999||Actor||Colleen Damski||19997|
|Joined the cast of "The West Wing" (NBC) as Ainsley Hayes, a conservative Republican|
|Reprised her role for the final episodes of the NBC White House drama, "The West Wing"|
|Co-starred with Martin Lawrence in the comedy "Big Momma's House 2"|
|Had supporting roles in both "Guinevere" and the Scottish film "The Big Tease"|
|Starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in "The Family Plan"|
|Had a small role as a former girlfriend in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire" starring Tom Cruise|
|Appeared on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC) and Friends (NBC)|
|First lead role opposite David Schwimmer in HBO's "Breast Men"|
|Made film debut with a small role in "Leaving Las Vegas"|
|Cast as Calleigh Duquesne, a ballistics specialist in the hit CBS drama "CSI: Miami"|
|Moved to Los Angeles to pusue acting|
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 sit-com "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. In the film, two plastic surgeons (Schwimmer and Chris Cooper) pioneer silicone breast implants-Procter plays the object of Schwimmer's desire who becomes first his patient and then his wife and partner. The film includes eyebrow-raising shots of Procter before and after a staged augmentation. The first shot is the real Emily Procter, while the second is a CGI-enhanced shot of her upper body.
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 J ly Fischer; the indie "Kingdom Come" (1999) and the well-reviewed "Guinevere" (1999) as one of Stephen Rea's many former students/paramours. Proctor played Whitney, the cool dance club employee, in "Body Shots" (1999), the underwhelming graphic 90s dating expose with Amanda Peet, Sean Patrick Flannery, Tara Reid. 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 Ainsely 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 - ), 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.
Away from performing, Procter has also enjoyed a successful career as an interior designer, making over many elite homes.
|Philippa||Daughter||Father, Paul Bryan|
|William Jones||Father||divorced from Barbara|
|Barbara Jones||Mother||divorced from William|
|East Carolina University|
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