Born in Eugene, Oregon, Caitlin Wachs was adopted at birth and raised by a graphic designer mother and a music video producer father. After high school, the studious actress began attending the University of Southern California School of Theatre. Wachs first appeared on television as a child in a small role on the popular sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" in 1995. In the same year, she portrayed a young member of the wealthy Forrester family in two episodes of the long-running soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful". Wachs landed a major part in the NBC crime drama "Profiler" in 1998 as Chloe Waters, the daughter of the show's heroine, Dr. Samantha Waters, a forensic psychologist working for the FBI. The actress went on to star as the daughter of a New York bachelor in the family sitcom "Family Affair", which aired from 2002 to 2003. Wachs also landed a major part in the dramatic political series "Commander in Chief" as the president's daughter. In addition to her television roles, she has acted in various films; in 2010, she starred in the film "Beneath the Blue", a drama about dolphin experts who confront the U.S. Navy when one of its programs begins to harm wildlife.