The amazing American actress Emily Procter has been making waves in the Hollywood entertainment industry; all thanks to her exceptional acting style. The iconic actress is most popular for her roles in blockbuster movies and television series including the crime and political drama series White Collar, CSI: Miami, as well as The West Wing. She is equally famous for being the wife of the Grammy Award-winning music star named Paul Bryan. The lovely couple has been together for over a decade now. Learn more about Emily, her career, husband, kids and other interesting facts below.
Emily Procter Biography
The amazing actress Emily Procter first came into this world on the 8th day of October 1968; she spent her childhood days in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States. Three years after her birth, her parents divorced and it became very difficult for her mother to raise the young Emily and her older brother named Whit. The pair was later adopted by William Procter and his wife Barbara Procter. Will is a medical doctor while his wife Barbara served as a volunteer worker.
Growing up in the Raleigh neighborhood of North Carolina, Emily completed her basic education at Ravenscroft School. Upon graduation, she enrolled at the East Carolina University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in dance and journalism. While she was in the University, Emily was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and she also worked as a weather reporter for WNCT-TV situated in the Greenville City of North Carolina.
Career and Rise to Prominence
Soon after she graduated from East Carolina University, Emily Procter relocated to Los Angeles where she enrolled in acting classes for two years. While she was there, the outstanding actress was able to kick off her acting career. At first, she played small roles in the 1995 television series including Friends, Platypus Man, and Renegade. She equally featured in two films titled Leaving Las Vegas and Fast Company in the same year.
The following year, along with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr., the fast-rising actress portrayed the role of Jerry’s former girlfriend in the comedy-drama titled Jerry Maguire. After that, she portrayed the character of Lang Lang in the popular superhero TV film Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman the same year. In 1997, Emily guest-starred in a good number of TV series including Just Shoot Me, Early Edition, and The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion; as well as movies such as Breast Men, Family Plan, and The Girl Gets Moe.
Emily rose to prominence in the year 2000 when she joined the cast of the NBC’s political drama series titled The West Wing. Playing the recurring role of Ainsley Hayes in the series helped catapult Emily into the limelight. While the series was ongoing, Emily also became one of the stars of the CBS series titled CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). She played the recurring role of Detective Calleigh from 2002 to 2012. In 2013, she starred in a few episodes of White Collar.
Some of her other movies include The Big Tease, Barry Munday, Love Everlasting, Submerged, and Big Momma’s House, among others. Asides from films and TV series, Emily Procter featured in the environmental awareness program titled Live Earth in 2007.
Emily Procter’s Husband and Children
While she has been enjoying a flourishing acting career, Emily is equally successful in her personal life. She has been in a relationship with an American musician named Paul Bryan. The award-winning music star was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he began his music career since 1990. He is so talented in playing multiple musical instruments as well as singing. He has collaborated with the several artists including Norah Jones, Billy Preston, Ann Peebles, Aimee Mann, and Nick Lowe, among others.
The amazing couple met themselves several years ago and their relationship became official in 2008. The duo welcomed their symbol of love, a daughter named Phillippa Frances Bryan in 2010. They have been experiencing a wonderful relationship and there is no sign of break up between them. The perfect couple has not tied the knot yet but it appears they might be doing that sooner or later.
Family Facts of The Actress
- Emily Procter was raised by her adoptive parents
- There is no news of her biological parents, their names and whereabouts till date
- She started her relationship with Paul Bryan in 2008 and they welcomed their daughter two years later
- Emily and her partner, Paul has been living together for over a decade but has never made it down the aisle.
- Asides from acting, Emily is also a notable interior designer; she has designed homes for popular celebrities such as Kenny Chesney, and many others.