I am a big fan of Emily Procter, who plays Calleigh Duquesne on CSI: Miami. What can you tell me about her that might surprise me?
—Robert Sanger, Durham, N.C.
You might be surprised to know that Procter, 40, worked as a weather reporter before she became an actress. And you might not know that she was training at the time to be an on-air reporter covering the police beat. She quit because she felt the job was too gory—funny, considering how down-and-dirty her character has to get to solve crimes on CSI! The Raleigh, N.C., native also doesn't mind getting covered in dust when she gets involved in one of her favorite projects, home remodeling. She's been known to swing a pretty mean sledgehammer. And she plays a sly game of poker!