Paget Brewster

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Actress

Birth Date: March 10, 1969

Age: 55 years old

Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts

While comedic roles as the resident eye candy launched Paget Brewster's career, the actress proved her versatility and dramatic skills with a compelling turn on the series "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ). Paget Valerie Brewster was born on March 10, 1969 in Concord, MA, and attended a New England boarding school where her parents were teachers.

She attended a design school in New York City, but dropped out to pursue acting. One of her first roles was on the hit series "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), playing an actress who dated both Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry. Brewster also appeared on the sitcoms "George Lopez" (ABC, 2002-07) and "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-15), and co-starred on the cult favorite "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (Fox, 2002-03), as Richter's superficial boss.

Her follow-up project, "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06), was a semi-successful dramedy about a psychiatrist (Hank Azaria) who is experiencing a mid-life crisis after an office tragedy. She played his loving, albeit capricious, wife. Apart from acting projects, Brewster received other lucrative offers, including an invitation from Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner to pose in his magazine; she reportedly considered the offer but turned it down.

Brewster shifted gears on the procedural drama "Criminal Minds," portraying a multi-lingual FBI agent who possessed efficient profiling skills. While she enjoyed a successful run on "Criminal Minds," Brewster's contract was not renewed in the sixth season. Fans of the show, however, complained about the reportedly cost-cutting move and she reprised her role the following season.

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Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis, A.J. Cook as Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau, Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez, Kristen Vangsness as Penelope Garcia, Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss and Joe Mantegna as David Rossi in Criminal Minds Evolution

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