Procter was born and raised in Raleigh. Emily was two years
old when her parents William (a general practitioner) and
Barbara divorced. Emily is a graduate of Ravenscroft School in
Raleigh. After she received her degrees in journalism and dance
at East Carolina University, she was employed as a television
meterologist at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina.
After the move to Los Angeles, Emily Procter's father provided the costs for acting school for two years. Before even graduating, she had already landed a number of small roles in films such as Jerry Maguire (1996) and Breast Men (1997), where Emily appeared along with David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper.
Emily Procter also had a recurring guest role as Associate White House Counsel Ainsley Hayes on NBC's The West Wing.
Procter landed her breakthrough with the role of Calleigh Duquesne in the television series CSI: Miami, which has been running on American television since 2002.
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