Emily Mallory Procter is an actress who has appeared in films and on television in the United States. She majored in journalism and worked as a weather forecaster in the tumultuous world of entertainment. With her father’s encouragement, she enrolled in acting school and began starring in small but important roles on hit television sitcoms like ‘Friends’ and ‘Lois & Clark.’ In 1995, she made her big screen debut in the Academy Award-winning picture ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ and the following year, she co-starred in ‘Jerry Maguire,’ opposite Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger. 1999 was a busy year for the brilliant actress, as she appeared in four films as a supporting character. Before gaining her big role as Calleigh Duquesne in the police procedural drama ‘CSI: Miami,’ she was a recurrent character on the TV series ‘The West Wing’ from 2000 to 2002 and briefly in 2006. During its ten-season run, the show was a huge hit, and Procter became an international celebrity.
A Career of Emily Procter
Emily Procter’s father supported her by paying the fees for her two-year acting course when she traveled to Los Angeles to seek a career in acting. Even before she graduated, she was offered her first set of roles. In 1995, Procter made his television debut in the episode “Living Legend” of the syndicated crime drama “Renegade.” She had a guest appearance in HBO’s ‘Platypus Man,’ and then played Annabel, Joey Tribbiani’s (Matt LeBlanc) girlfriend, in an episode of ‘Friends.’
In the same year, she worked on Roz Epstein’s film ‘Fast Company’ and her first feature picture, ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ which also starred Nicholas Cage in his Oscar-winning performance.
She had the opportunity to play Lana Lang, a comic book character, in ABC’s ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ in 1996. ‘Crosscut,’ a Paul Raimondi action thriller, featured her. She played one of the eponymous character’s (Tom Cruise) previous girlfriends in Cameron Crowe’s ‘Jerry Maguire.’
Procter appeared in a number of tiny roles in films and television shows in the late 1990s. She played Mavis in ‘The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!’ (1997), Julie Robins in ‘Family Plan’ (1997), Laura Pierson in ‘Breast Man’ (1997), Susan Sloane in ‘Guinevere’ (1999), Whitney Bryant in ‘Body Shots’ (1999), Tiffany Dawl in ‘Forever Fabulous’ (1999), Young Valhenna Woman in ‘The Big Tease’ (1999), and Young (1999). In the 1996 video game’ssn,’ she performed the voice for Sally Davis.
Her first significant acting role was as Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes in Aaron Sorkin’s political drama ‘The West Wing.’ Sorkin and Procter based the character on Ann Coulter, a conservative political analyst.
Procter auditioned for and was cast as Calleigh Duquesne in CBS’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ based on the advice of her friend actress Jorja Fox (who portrayed Sara Sidle in the original ‘CSI’ at the time) (2002-12).
The show became a global success and catapulted CBS among the leading players in American broadcast television, thanks to its unusual style and clean aesthetic. As one of the show’s main characters, Procter won critical acclaim as well as public acclaim for her performance.
She has acted as Amanda Callaway in two episodes of USA Network’s ‘White Collar’ in recent years, in addition to modeling for the jewelry company Charriol. She’ll next be seen in Frank Waldeck’s drama ‘It’s Time.’
Activism of Emily Procter
She volunteers for several causes, including ‘Cure Autism Now,’ ‘Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation,’ ‘Live Earth,’ ‘Rising Stars Outreach,’ and ‘The Humane Society,’ among others.
Aside from that, she has dedicated both time and resources to improving education and animal welfare. She has volunteered for the ‘Young Storytellers Program’ and routinely visits the soup kitchen at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills to assist in any way she can.
Personal Experiences of Emily Procter
Emily is the adoptive daughter of William Procter, a general practitioner, and Barbara Jones, a volunteer worker, and was born on October 8, 1968, in Raleigh, North Carolina. When she was three years old, her parents divorced. Whit, her older brother, was also adopted before she was.
She attended Ravenscroft School, a coed independent school where she received a Distinguished Alumni Award. She went on to East Carolina University, where she joined the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was hired as a television weather forecaster by WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina, after graduating with degrees in journalism and dance.
Since 2008, Procter has been dating musician Paul Bryan. On December 8, 2010, she gave birth to their daughter Philippa Frances, also known as Pippa. The family currently resides in a Spanish-style mansion in Los Angeles, California, which she decorated herself. She also has an established antiques taste.
She enjoys taking part in marathon and triathlon races. She has competed in at least one major celebrity poker tournament as a skilled poker player.Procter has a bug collection as a pastime.She was a member of ‘Motion,’ formerly known as ‘White Lightning,’ a 1980s cover band.
Estimated net worth
Emily Procter has a net worth of $14 million as an actress and philanthropist in the United States. She began booking guest starring roles on television and supporting roles in films after relocating to Los Angeles in the early 1990s. “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Friends,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Family Plan,” “Early Edition,” “Breast Men,” “Guinevere,” “Body Shots,” and “The Big Tease” were among her 1990s productions. She made her most high-profile role to that moment as Ainsley Hayes on “The West Wing” in the early 2000s. In 2002, she was cast in the role of Calleigh Duquesne on the television show “CSI: Miami,” which would make her a household celebrity.