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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.
By Candy Cuenco
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Moved to New York City at age 18, attending Parsons School of Design and singing in rock bands including Sleeping Pills (date approximate)
Moved to Los Angeles
Hosted "The Paget Show", her own local late-night talk show in San Francisco, eyed for syndication and nationwide cable broadcast during the talk show boom
Played recurring role of Kathy, a girlfriend of dim actor Joey who falls for his ascerbic roommate Chandler, on NBC's "Friends"
Voiced reporter Audrey Timmonds in a recurring role on the Fox animated adaptation "Godzilla: The Series"
Co-starred as a kindergarten teacher from a privileged background who falls in love with the superintendent of her apartment building in the CBS sitcom "Love & Money"
Had featured role in the ABC fall sitcom "The Trouble with Normal"
Co-starred in midseason replacement sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe"
Cast in the black comedy "Eulogy"
Cast as Beth Huffstodt in the Showtime original series "Huff"
Cast in the teen comedy, "Unaccompanied Minors"
Joined the cast of the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds"