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Paget Brewster, 'Criminal Minds'
"Criminal Minds," CBS
You know her as: Emily Prentiss, the new profiler with powerful family connections
Why we like her: Beyond the prospect of Mandy Patinkin breaking into song, Brewster is now the best reason to watch CBS second-year procedural juggernaut. Even if we didn't necessarily like the shows she was on (Yeah, we're looking at you, "Stacked" and "The Trouble with Normal"), we've always felt like it would be fun to hang out with Brewster, or at least the characters she plays.
Where else you've seen her: Currently on the big screen in "Unaccompanied Minors," Brewster co-starred in "Huff" and the cancelled-too-soon "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." She was also the girl who came between Joey and Chandler in one of the all-time great "Friends" arcs.