Catherine Willows
played by Marg Helgenberger
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A single parent with a young daughter, Catherine Willows is a street-smart Las Vegas native, a veteran criminalist who juggles the job she loves with her responsibilities at home. The horrors of the crime scenes Catherine investigates bring her fears for her child into sharper focus, making her even more determined to shield her little girl from the seamier, shadowy side of Vegas that is revealed after the sun goes down.

Marg Helgenberger has received both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for her role as Catherine Willows in CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Her additional television credits include "China Beach," for which she won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of K.C., and recurring guest appearances in the series "ER" as George Clooney's character's love interest; and roles in the movies "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town," on CBS, "Thanks of a Grateful Nation" and "The Happy Face Murders," and the mini-series "The Tommyknockers."

Helgenberger has appeared in the feature films "Mr. Brooks," "In Good Company," "Erin Brockovich," "Species," "Species II," "Fire Down Below," "The Last Time I Committed Suicide," "My Fellow Americans," "The Cowboy Way," "Bad Boys," "Always" and "Crooked Hearts."

She was born in North Bend, Neb., and lives in Los Angeles. Her birth date is Nov. 16.