Paget Brewster (born March 10, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American actress. She currently is known for playing Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. It was announced in June 2010 that her role will be reduced in the sixth season, which will be her last.[1]

Brewster first came to prominent attention in her recurring role as Kathy, Joey's girlfriend (and later Chandler's) in the fourth season of NBC's Friends. Brewster also had a short-lived Bay Area talk show. She appeared in Andy Richter Controls The Universe and as Beth Huffstodt in the Showtime series Huff, which aired from 2004 to 2006. In film, Brewster played Ms. Indestructible, the female lead in James Gunn's low-budget superhero comedy The Specials (2000), opposite Thomas Haden Church and Rob Lowe. She also played Amy Pierson, a calculus teacher afraid of the water, in the independent film The Big Bad Swim that premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2005, Brewster began voice work as Judy Sebben/Birdgirl, a recurring character on the animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

On the March 30, 2006 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Brewster revealed that she had recently received a handwritten note indicating Hugh Hefner would like her to pose for Playboy. She seriously considered the offer, but eventually turned it down for career reasons, even though her parents gave her their blessing and she said that she admired Playboy more than magazines such as Maxim and FHM. Hefner reportedly said, "I usually go for blonds, but Paget is one hot brunette!"[2] She has, however, photographed spreads of other models for SuicideGirls. Brewster was previously known as a retro pin-up model in the Los Angeles area, as well as a retro photographer.

Brewster has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. She is in a relationship with Steve Damstra, a business partner of her Criminal Minds costar Matthew Gray Gubler. Damstra and Brewster live in Los Angeles, California.[3]


Year Film/TV Role Notes
1997–1998 Friends Kathy TV (6 Episodes)
1998 Lets Talk About Sex Michelle TV
Godzilla: The Series Audrey Timmonds TV
Max Q Rena Winter TV
1999 Desperate But Not Serious Frances TV
The Expert Lead TV
Love & Money Allison Conklin TV
2000 Star Patrol Elvis DeMattis TV
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Jenny Spy TV
The Specials Ms. Indestructible TV
One True Love (2000) Tina TV
The Trouble with Normal Claire Garletti TV
2001 Hollywood Palms Phoebe TV
Agent 15 Agent 15
Last Dance TV
DAG Patti Donovan TV
Skippy Julie Fontaine TV
Raising Dad Tracey TV
2002 George Lopez Ginger TV (1 Episode)
Now You Know Lea
2002–2004 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Jessica Green TV (19 Episodes)
2003 The Snobs TV
Brainwarp Lipstikk TV
Time Belt Colonel Jocelyn Anchor TV (1 Episode)
2004 Rock Me, Baby Debbie TV (1 Episode)
Eulogy Aunt Lily
2004–2006 Huff Beth Huffstodt
2005 Two and a Half Men Jamie Eckleberry TV (1 Episode)
My Big Fat Independent Movie Julianne Film
Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution Carol Carter TV
Duck Dodgers Rona Vipra TV
Man of the House Cheerleading Coach Film
2005–2006 Stacked Charlotte
2005–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Birdgirl TV (8 Episodes)
2005–2008 American Dad! Thundercat, Michelle (Angel)
2006 Lost Behind Bars Lauren Wilde TV
Drawn Together
Cyxork 7 Bethany Feral
The Big Bad Swim Amy Pierson
Kidney Thieves Melinda
Unaccompanied Minors Valerie Davenport
A Perfect Day Allyson Harlan
2006–present Criminal Minds Emily Prentiss TV
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sheila Tierney
Sublime Andrea


  1. Andreeva, Nellie (2010-06-15). "UPDATE: CBS’ ‘Criminal Minds’ Cuts Female Cast But Will Add New Female Cast Member –". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. "Film/TV - Paget Brewster Interview - Huff". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. pagetpaget. "paget brewster (pagetpaget) on Twitter". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 

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