Jorja Fox has become a familiar face by playing major roles in three of the most successful television dramas in history: ER (1994), The West Wing (1999) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).
As a teenager, Fox had a career as a fashion model. She then turned to formal study of the acting craft at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, as well as under the tutelage of veteran actor William Hickey at HB Studios.
After appearing in several films and TV series, Fox got her big break in 1996 by landing a role in the immensely successful ER (1994) TV series. She appeared in 33 episodes as “Dr. Maggie Doyle”, a lesbian, vegetarian, ER Resident from Chicago’s south side. Fox then got a recurring role in the renowned The West Wing (1999) TV series where she portrayed Gina Toscano, a Secret Service agent who was in charge of protecting the President’s college-age daughter.
Fox appeared as part of the regular cast of the TV series mega hit_“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000)_ where she portrayed one of the crime scene investigators as a regular until 2008. She was a guest star of the show in 2009, recurred in 2010, and returned as a regular from 2011 to the present. Fox shared in CSI’s 2005 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, the show’s 300th episode, and the CSI finale which aired in September of 2015.
In addition to her TV and movie roles, Fox is the co-founder of a production company called Seafox productions. So far the company has co-produced a musical about Dusty Springfield in Los Angeles and New York City called “Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield” and four feature documentaries.
Fox is also a long time environmental and animal welfare advocate.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Roger Burns, updated by Jorja Fox