Claire Forlani Plays Doctor

By Deborah
August 19, 2006 - 1:33 AM

Actress Claire Forlani is joining CSI:NY in a recurring role as "beautiful and sharp" new medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll. The character will also be a love interest for Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise).

Forlaniís movie credits include "Meet Joe Black," "Boys and Girls" and "Northfolk." CSI:NY marks the England-born actressí first extended work on an American TV series. Her previous TV credits include TNTís "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" and the FX movie "The Pentagon Papers." She also starred in a CBS pilot last year that didnít get picked up.

Forlaniís character comes into the show with a significant back story. Dr. Driscoll previously worked with Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) as a medical examiner before leaving to teach at a university. While working with Dr. Hawkes, she also worked with Detective Taylor. Although there was chemistry between Dr. Driscoll and Dectective Taylor, they didnít pursue a romantic relationship until after she left the crime lab. Dr. Driscoll now returns to the crime lab and faces the complications of maintaining professional and personal relationships.

Forlani's character will debut during CSI:NY's third-season premiere Wednesday, September 20.

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