The newest member of the CSI team, Sara Sidle is a sharp, no-nonsense investigator out of San Francisco who sometimes colours outside the lines in order to close a case. A friend and former student of Grissom's, Sara came to the CSI team ready to challenge the others, and though she expects some resentment from the team, she demands their respect, and does not care how long it may take to get it. Although her brash manner doesn't always gel with the human element of her job, Sara makes a concerted effort to become more empathetic.
Born in New York City, Jorja Fox began her acting career at the age of five when she was cast in the starring role as the Rooster in the children's classic "Chicken Little." She grew up in Melbourne Beach, a small coastal town in Florida. Since she moved to Los Angeles, Jorja has had recurring roles in the Emmy Award-winning "The West Wing" and "E.R.", and starred in the series "Missing Persons". Her film credits include the independent features "Memento" with Guy Pierce and Carrie Anne Moss, "Tiara Tango" with Jean Smart and Robert Wagner, "Hungry Bachelor's Club", and most recently, "Down With The Joneses".
Fox is the co-founder of Honeypot Productions, an independent avant-garde theatre company in Los Angeles. The theatre company has produced five original productions and she has starred in four, written three, and directed one of them.