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Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress. She played Ainsley Hayes in the NBC political drama The West Wing (2000–02, 2006) and Det. Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Miami (2002–12). In 2013, she did two episodes as FBI Special Agent in Charge Amanda Callaway in the fourth season of the USA Network crime drama White Collar.[1]

Emily Procter
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Procter presenting at Fashion Rocks 2008
Emily Mallory Procter

(1968-10-08) October 8, 1968 (age 51)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesEmily Proctor
EducationRavenscroft School
Alma materEast Carolina University
Years active1995–present
Partner(s)Paul Bryan (2008–present)
Children1 (defunct)


Early lifeEdit

Procter was born on October 8, 1968.[1] She was adopted as an infant by 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.[2]

Procter is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. While at East Carolina University she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.[3] Before 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 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 Cameron Crowe's sports romantic comedy-drama Jerry Maguire (1996) and co-starred with David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper in the TV movie Breast Men (1997). In 1996, Procter guest-starred in the ABC superhero drama Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, where she played Lana Lang. She briefly appeared in the TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) as Mavis. She also appeared in the drama Body Shots (1999) as Whitney Bryant.

In 1995, Procter appeared in the NBC sitcom Friends in the second episode of the second season titled "The One with the Breast Milk", where she played Annabel, a brief love interest of Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc). From 2000 to 2002 and again in 2006, Procter had a recurring role in the NBC political drama The West Wing where she played Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes.

Procter is friends with actress Jorja Fox, who starred as Sara Sidle in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2000 to 2015. Fox persuaded her to audition to star as Calleigh Duquesne in the first spin-off show CSI: Miami, which ran on CBS for 10 seasons from September 23, 2002 to April 8, 2012.[4][5]

Procter participated in 2007's Live Earth by reading (with a number of other actresses) an essay written by Michelle Gardner-Quinn while Gardner-Quinn was a student at the University of Vermont.[6]

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. She played Amanda Callaway from Atlanta, who is promoted to head of the FBI's white collar crimes division in New York City.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Procter has been in a relationship with musician Paul Bryan since 2008. On December 8, 2010, she gave birth to their daughter Philippa Frances (called "Pippa").[8] Her pregnancy was not written into the ninth season of CSI: Miami and her appearances on the show were limited for the entire season.[9][10]

Procter has taken part in various triathlons and marathons. She is an avid poker player and has participated in at least one celebrity poker tournament.[11] Procter also sings in a 1980s cover band formerly called White Lightning, which is now renamed Motion.[12] Procter has volunteered with the Young Storytellers Program,[13] and helps out at homeless shelters.[14]

Procter's interests include interior decoration and antiques,[15] 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 was also a guest judge on the Home & Garden Television show Summer Showdown.[16] Procter served as the keynote speaker at the Spring 2019 commencement at her alma mater, East Carolina University.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Debbie
1996 Jerry Maguire Former Girlfriend
1997 The Girl Gets Moe Tammy
1997 Family Plan Julie Rubins
1999 Guinevere Susan Sloane
1999 Forever Fabulous Tiffany Dawl
1999 Body Shots Whitney Bryant
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Leah Fuller
2008 Turnover Lillian Chait Short
2010 Barry Munday Deborah
2016 Love Everlasting Helen [17]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Great Scott! Dream Girl Episode: "Stripe Gripe"
1993 Gloria Vane Peggy TV film
1995 Renegade Brenda Episode: "Living Legend"
1995 Platypus Man Mindy Episode: "NYPD Nude"
1995 Fast Company Roz Epstein TV film
1995 Friends Annabel Episode: "The One with the Breast Milk"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Lana Lang Episode: "Tempus, Anyone?"
1997 The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Mavis TV film
1997 Early Edition Colleen Damski Episode: "A Regular Joe"
1997 Breast Men Laura Pierson TV film
1997 Just Shoot Me! Anchorwoman Episodes: "Back Issues", "Just Shoot Me"
2000–2002, 2006 The West Wing Ainsley Hayes Recurring role, 12 episodes (seasons 2–3), guest (season 7)
2001 Submerged Frances Naquin TV film
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Calleigh Duquesne Episode: "Cross-Jurisdictions"
2002–2012 CSI: Miami Calleigh Duquesne Main role, 232 episodes
2013 White Collar Amanda Callaway Episodes: "The Original", "In the Wind"


  1. ^ a b Crean, Ellen (2006-10-02). "The Southern Belle Of 'CSI'". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ O'Neill, Anne-Marie (March 6, 2011). "A mother's journey". Parade Magazine. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Accomplished Alpha Delta Pi Members in Arts and Entertainment". Alpha Delta Phi. Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-09-06.
  4. ^ Teo, Evelyn (2005-09-04). "Procter prospers". Retrieved 2007-11-24.
  5. ^ Hibberd, James (May 13, 2012). "CBS cancels 'CSI: Miami'". Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ YouTube - This I Believe
  7. ^ Stanhope, Kate (February 25, 2013). "CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Talks White Collar: It's a Nice Way to Start Dating Again". Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  8. ^ Rizzo, Carita (2011-01-20). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Welcomes a Baby Girl". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
  9. ^ Moynihan, Rob (2010-07-26). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter is Pregnant!". Retrieved 2010-08-06.
  10. ^ Serpe, Gina (2010-07-28). "Emily Procter's Pregnant!". E!Online. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  11. ^ "Emily Procter: Fun, Fearless Female". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 2006-01-01. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  12. ^ Dakss, Brian (2006-01-23). "Emily Procter's Unlikely Side". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  13. ^ "Get Involved: Act with YSF". Young Storytellers Foundation. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  14. ^ "Bio". Emily Procter. Archived from the original on 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  15. ^ Charkalis, Diana McKeon (2005-02-10). "'CSI' star takes mystery out of tasteful décor". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  16. ^ Yovanovich, Linda (2009-07-24). "HGTV's 'Showdown' smacks of 'Iron' competition". North Bay Nugget. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  17. ^ "Love Everlasting 2016 Directed by Rob Diamond". Retrieved 2018-04-29.

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