Emily Procter

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Emily Procter

Procter presenting at Fashion Rocks 2008
BornEmily Mallory Procter
(1968-10-08) October 8, 1968 (age 44)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Other namesEmily Proctor
Years active1995–present
Partner(s)Paul Bryan
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Emily Procter

Procter presenting at Fashion Rocks 2008
BornEmily Mallory Procter
(1968-10-08) October 8, 1968 (age 44)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Other namesEmily Proctor
Years active1995–present
Partner(s)Paul Bryan

Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968[1]) is an American actress best known for her leading role as Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami and her recurring role as Ainsley Hayes in The West Wing.[2]



Early life

Procter was adopted as an infant and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was two years old when her parents Bill Procter (a general practitioner) and Barbara Jones (a volunteer worker) divorced. She has two older siblings, including a brother named E.J.

She is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. While at East Carolina University she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.[3] 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.


After the move 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 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. She briefly appeared in the 1997 TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! as Mavis. She was also in Body Shots as Whitney.

She had a recurring guest role as Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes on NBC's The West Wing and she also portrayed a brief love interest of Joey (Matt LeBlanc) on Friends.

She is a good friend of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Jorja Fox, who persuaded her to try for the role of Calleigh Duquesne in CSI: Miami, which ran on American television from 2002 to 2012.[4][5]

She 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.[6]

Personal life

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.[7] Procter also sings in a 1980s cover band called White Lightning, which is now renamed Motion.[8] Procter has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program,[9] and helps out at homeless shelters.[10]

Procter is very interested in interior decoration and antiques,[11] putting this to practical use in the 1921 Spanish-style home that she owns in Los Angeles. During the 2007 writers' 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.[12]

Procter gave birth to a daughter, Philippa Frances, called Pippa, on December 8, 2010 with her boyfriend, musician Paul Bryan.[13] Her pregnancy was not written into the ninth season of CSI: Miami, although her appearances on the show were limited for the entire season.[14][15][16]


1995Fast CompanyRoz Epstein
Leaving Las VegasDebbie
FriendsAnnabelTV, one episode
1996Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanLana LangTV, one episode
CrosscutCounter Girl
1997Just Shoot Me!AnchorwomanTV, one episode
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!Mavis
The Girl Gets MoeTammy
Family PlanJulie Robins
Early EditionColleen DamskiTV, one episode
Breast MenLaura Pierson
1999Kingdom ComeUncredited
GuinevereSusan Sloane
Body ShotsWhitney Bryant
Forever FabulousTiffany Dawl
The Big TeaseYoung Valhenna Woman
2000–02, 2006The West WingAinsley HayesTV, 12 episodes
2001SubmergedFrances Naguin
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCalleigh DuquesneTV, one episode — CSI: Miami’s backdoor pilot "Cross Jurisdictions"
2002–2012CSI: MiamiTV series
2006Big Momma's House 2Leah Fuller
2009Barry MundayDeborah


  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. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/02/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main2054851.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Accomplished Alpha Delta Pi Members in Arts and Entertainment". Alpha Delta Phi. http://www.alphadeltapi.org/contentmanager/page.asp?webpageid=433. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  4. ^ Evelyn Teo (2005-09-04). "Procter prospers". www.star-ecentral.com. http://www.star-ecentral.com/news/story.asp?file=/2005/9/4/tvnradio/11909399&sec=tvnradio. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  5. ^ James Hibberd (May 13, 2012). "CBS cancels 'CSI: Miami'". EW.com. http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/13/cbs-cancels-csi-miami/. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ YouTube - This I Believe
  7. ^ "Emily Procter: Fun, Fearless Female". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 2006-01-01. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-13839796_ITM. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  8. ^ Brian Dakss (2006-01-23). "Emily Procter's Unlikely Side". CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/23/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main1229178.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  9. ^ "Get Involved: Act with YSF". Young Storytellers Foundation. http://youngstorytellers.com/?id=9. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  10. ^ "Bio". Emily Procter. http://www.emilyprocter.com/bio.htm. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  11. ^ Diana McKeon Charkalis (2005-02-10). "'CSI' star takes mystery out of tasteful décor". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2005-02-10-csi-procter_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  12. ^ Linda Yovanovich (2009-07-24). "HGTV's 'Showdown' smacks of 'Iron' competition". North Bay Nugget. http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1670692. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  13. ^ Carita Rizzo (2010-01-20). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Welcomes a Baby Girl". tvguide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Emily-Procter-Baby-1028122.aspx. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  14. ^ Rob Moynihan (2010-07-26). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter is Pregnant!". tvguide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Emily-Procter-Pregnant-1020997.aspx. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  15. ^ Serpe, Gina (2010-07-28). "Emily Procter's Pregnant!". E!Online. http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/b192582_emily_procters_pregnant.html?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  16. ^ "CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Will Hide Real-Life Pregnancy". www.seattlepi.com. 2010-07-28. http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/424111_tvgif28.html. Retrieved 2010-08-06. [dead link]

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