Is ‘Criminal Minds’ Jean Tripplehorn’s First TV Series?

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on August 24, 2013
Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake on the CBS drama "Criminal Minds."

Is “Criminal Minds” Jeanne Tripplehorn’s first TV series?
—Sanford Jones, Apex, N.C.

Sort of—Tripplehorn’s role as Alex Blake on “Criminal Minds” makes the first character the Tulsa, Oklahoma-born actress, 50, has done for network television. But before that, she starred for five seasons on the cable series “Big Love.” Primarily a film actress, Tripplehorn got her start in the movies “Basic Instinct,” “The Firm” and “Waterworld.” She was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2009 HBO film “Grey Gardens.”