‘CSI’ Star Marg Helgenberger

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 4, 2005

I would like to know if Marg Helgenberger from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation played in the movie Fire Down Below.
—Jacob S., Illinois

Yes, the native of Fremont, Neb. (pop. 25,174), played the character of Sarah Kellogg in the 1997 film, opposite Steven Seagal and Stephen Lang. Though Helgenberger has worked in films and TV shows, including Ryan's Hope and China Beach, since 1982, CSI has given her the greatest visibility. "I either play cops or criminals—I'm either on the right side of the law or the wrong side," says Helgenberger, 46, citing her career and current role of tough criminologist Catherine Willows. "I gravitate toward edgier material because it suits my nature. I find it fascinating to play. I'm just that kind of person." She is married to actor Alan Rosenberg and has one son, Hugh, 14.