Emily Procter

Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress best known for her leading female role as Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami and her recurring role as Ainsley Hayes in The West Wing.

Procter was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. While at East Carolina University she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After she received her degrees in journalism and dance at East Carolina, she was employed as a television weather anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina.


[edit] Career
After the move to Los Angeles, her father provided the costs for acting school for two years. Before even graduating, she had already landed a number of small roles in films such as Jerry Maguire (1996) and Breast Men (1997), where she appeared along with David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper. During the 1995–96 season (season 3) of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, she portrayed Lana Lang the first blond actress to ever do so. She also briefly appeared in the 1997 TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! as Mavis.

She also had a recurring guest role as Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes on NBC's The West Wing.

She landed her breakthrough with the role of Calleigh Duquesne in the television series CSI: Miami, which has been running on American television since 2002. She took the role after consulting with her friend Jorja Fox.[1]

She participated in 2007's LiveEarth by reading (along with several other actresses) an essay written by Michelle Gardner-Quinn while Gardner-Quinn was a student at the University of Vermont.

Emily Procter

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