Emily Procter

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Emily Procter
Emily Procter at Fashion Rocks 2008 cropped.jpg
Procter presenting at Fashion Rocks 2008
Born Emily Mallory Procter
(1968-10-08) October 8, 1968 (age 45)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Emily Proctor
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Partner(s) Paul Bryan (2008-present)
Children 1
Website
www.emilyprocter.com

Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968[1]) is an American actress. From 2002 to 2012 she played Calleigh Duquesne in the former CBS police drama CSI: Miami and from 2000 to 2002 and 2006, she played Ainsley Hayes in the NBC political drama The West Wing. In 2013, she had a recurring role as Amanda Callaway in the USA Network crime drama White Collar.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Procter was adopted as an infant to William Procter, a general practitioner, and Barbara Jones, a volunteer worker, and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was three years old when her parents divorced. She has an older brother, Whit, who is also adopted.[3]

Procter is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. While at East Carolina University she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.[4] 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.

Career[edit]

After Procter moved to Los Angeles, her father provided the funds 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 opposite David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper. In 1996, Procter guest-starred in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, where she portrayed Lana Lang. She briefly appeared in the 1997 TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! as Mavis. She was also in Body Shots as Whitney.

From 2000 to 2002 and again in 2006, Procter had a recurring guest role as Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes on the NBC political drama The West Wing and she also portrayed a brief love interest of Matt LeBlanc's character Joey on the NBC sitcom Friends.

Procter is a friend of actress Jorja Fox, one of the stars of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, who persuaded her to audition for the role of Calleigh Duquesne in the spinoff show CSI: Miami, which ran on CBS for 10 seasons from September 23, 2002 to April 8, 2012.[5][6]

Procter participated in 2007's Live Earth 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.[7]

In February 2013, Procter had a recurring role in the USA Network crime drama White Collar for the final two episodes of the fourth season, playing Amanda Callaway from Atlanta, who is promoted to head of the FBI's white collar crimes division in New York City.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Procter prefers to keep her personal life private. She often enjoys taking holidays with her sister, a professional chef. She jogs for two hours a day, five days a week, and has taken part in various triathlons and marathons. An avid poker player, she learned to play the game as a child when her father would play a game called 'penny poker' with her, and has participated in at least one celebrity poker tournament.[9] Procter also sings in a 1980s cover band called White Lightning, which is now renamed Motion.[10] Procter has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program,[11] and helps out at homeless shelters.[12]

Procter is very interested in interior decoration and antiques,[13] putting this to practical use in the 1921 Spanish-style home that she owns in Los Angeles. During the 2007-2008 WGA strike, she designed a home for a friend in Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. In People magazine's Country Special of March 2009, it was revealed she decorated Kenny Chesney's home in Malibu. She has also acted as a guest judge on the Home & Garden Television show Summer Showdown.[14]

Procter has been in a relationship with musician Paul Bryan since 2008. She gave birth to their daughter Philippa Frances (called "Pippa") on December 8, 2010.[15] Her pregnancy was not written into the ninth season of CSI: Miami, and her appearances on the show were limited for the entire season.[16][17][18]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/TV Role Notes
1995 Renegade Brenda TV, 1 episode
Platypus Man Mindy TV, 1 episode
Fast Company Roz Epstein
Leaving Las Vegas Debbie
Friends Annabel TV, 1 episode
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lana Lang TV, 1 episode
Crosscut Counter Girl
1997 Just Shoot Me! Anchorwoman TV, 1 episode
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Mavis
The Girl Gets Moe Tammy
Family Plan Julie Robins
Early Edition Colleen Damski TV, 1 episode
Breast Men Laura Pierson
1999 Kingdom Come Uncredited
Guinevere Susan Sloane
Body Shots Whitney Bryant
Forever Fabulous Tiffany Dawl
The Big Tease Young Valhenna Woman
2000–02, 2006 The West Wing Ainsley Hayes TV, recurring role, 12 episodes
2001 Submerged Frances Naguin
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Calleigh Duquesne TV, 1 episode — CSI: Miami’s backdoor pilot "Cross Jurisdictions"
2002–2012 CSI: Miami TV, main role, 232 episodes
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Leah Fuller
2009 Barry Munday Deborah
2013 White Collar Amanda Callaway TV, recurring role, 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Per "The Southern Belle of CSI" she became 38 on October 8, 2006, the week "Death Pool 100" premiered.
  2. ^ Ellen Crean (2006-10-02). "The Southern Belle Of 'CSI'". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ Anne-Marie O'Neill (March 6, 2011). "A mother's journey". Parade Magazine. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Accomplished Alpha Delta Pi Members in Arts and Entertainment". Alpha Delta Phi. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  5. ^ Evelyn Teo (2005-09-04). "Procter prospers". www.star-ecentral.com. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  6. ^ James Hibberd (May 13, 2012). "CBS cancels 'CSI: Miami'". EW.com. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ YouTube - This I Believe
  8. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/news/emily-procter-white-collar-1061822.aspx
  9. ^ "Emily Procter: Fun, Fearless Female". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 2006-01-01. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  10. ^ Brian Dakss (2006-01-23). "Emily Procter's Unlikely Side". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Get Involved: Act with YSF". Young Storytellers Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  12. ^ "Bio". Emily Procter. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  13. ^ Diana McKeon Charkalis (2005-02-10). "'CSI' star takes mystery out of tasteful décor". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  14. ^ Linda Yovanovich (2009-07-24). "HGTV's 'Showdown' smacks of 'Iron' competition". North Bay Nugget. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  15. ^ Carita Rizzo (2010-01-20). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Welcomes a Baby Girl". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  16. ^ Rob Moynihan (2010-07-26). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter is Pregnant!". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  17. ^ Serpe, Gina (2010-07-28). "Emily Procter's Pregnant!". E!Online. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  18. ^ "CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Will Hide Real-Life Pregnancy". www.seattlepi.com. 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-06. [dead link]

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