Paget Valerie Brewster (born March 10, 1969) is an American actress. She is currently known for playing Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. In June 2010, it was said that her role on Criminal Minds would be reduced in the sixth season. In March 2011, Brewster's character left the series. However, on May 28, 2011, it was reported that she would be returning to Criminal Minds as a series regular for season seven.
Brewster was born in Concord, Massachusetts, the daughter of Hathaway, a French government official, and Galen Brewster, a school administrator. Brewster first came to prominent attention in her recurring role as Kathy, Joey's girlfriend (and later Chandler's) in the fourth season of NBC's Friends. Brewster also had a short-lived Bay Area talk show. She appeared in Andy Richter Controls The Universe and as Beth Huffstodt in the Showtime series Huff, which aired from 2004 to 2006. In film, Brewster played Ms. Indestructible, the female lead in James Gunn's low-budget superhero comedy The Specials (2000), opposite Thomas Haden Church and Rob Lowe. She also played Amy Pierson, a calculus teacher afraid of the water, in the independent film The...
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