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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 July 1968New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJorja-An Fox
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 minor 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" who became embroiled in a sexual harassment suit against a powerful hospital administrator. Fox then got a recurring role in the renowned The West Wing (1999) TV series where she portrayed a Secret Service agent who was in charge of protecting the President's college-age daughter. She had a key role in that series' cliffhanger episode where the President's entourage comes under gunfire by assassins.

Fox appeared as part of the regular cast of the popular TV series 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.

In addition to her TV and movie roles, Fox is the co-founder of an experimental stage theater production company called "Honeypot Productions". Fox is also a musician and songwriter. She wrote and performed the song "Lullabye" which was featured in the movie Traveling Companion (1998)), as well as co-producing a musical about Dusty Springfield in Los Angeles called "Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield" in 2008. In 2010, she produced a feature documentary called "How I Became An Elephant."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Roger Burns <rogerburns@att.net>

Trade Mark (1)

Gap between Her teeth

Trivia (18)

She is part of a production company called "Honeypot" with Heather Grody (The Murmurs singer/guitarist). They produce plays and recently a musical called "Dear Bernard", written by Grody.
Went to Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Florida, for three years before being "discovered" in a model search at a local mall.
Her name, Jorja, is pronounced Georgia (like the state in the U.S.).
Her mother was from Montreal, Canada.
Her parents immigrated from Montreal: mother Marilyn (Belgian-Canadian, b. 1927, d. 1996), father (Irish-Canadian, b. 1924). She also has an older brother, Jeff (b. 1957).
Co-founded the experimental theater group Honeypot Productions.
In July 2004, Fox was fired from the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) for refusing to sign documentation stating she would return to work. Her co-worker, George Eads, was fired the day after she was for not showing up to work. Both actors were rehired within the week.
Is a dedicated vegetarian, and an aspiring vegan.
Fox has a dog named Bexar. She was found wandering the streets of Bexar County, Texas.
She ranked #80 in Stuff's "103 Sexiest Women" (2003).
She enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, and singing.
Good friend of actress Amy Carlson, whom she met on the Chicago set of the short- lived television series Missing Persons (1993) in 1993.
During the late 1980s when she was modeling in NYC, Jorja was roommates with Paula Ciccone - Madonna's sister.
Has a purse named after her from the brand Matt & Nat. (www.mattandnat.com) which is an entirely vegan brand from Montreal, Canada.
According to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) writer David Rambo (interviewed on the WGA picket line in November 2007 by the shipper site YTDaW), Jorja Fox herself wrote Sara's farewell note to "Grissom" in the episode, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Goodbye and Good Luck (2007).
In 1984, Jorja Fox played the lead in a high school play - the play was "Pillow Talk", she played Jan Morrow, the role made famous by Doris Day.
Co-producing "Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield", which runs February 7-24 at The Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles. [February 2008]
Costarring in Season Thirteen of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). [September 2012]

Personal Quotes (5)

I've got to say for the record: If you've got to get fired, it's really fabulous to get fired with a friend.
The thing that surprises me is how much people just wanna be dead bodies on the show [CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)] - CTV's "eTalkDaily", April 2006.
If I read the scripts, before I go to bed, I still get nightmares [on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)] - The View (1997), February 2004.
It's not your childhood that messes you up the most, it's the rest of your life.
I can see myself in a snail or a whale. It's easy, actually. My empathy and compassion for the human condition came first, and then it expanded.

Salary (1)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) $100,000 /episode (2002-)

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