Jorja Fox Biography, Age, Married, Husband, CSI, Movies and TV Shows

Jorja Fox Biography

Jorja Fox (Jorja-An Fox) is an American actress and producer. She first came to prominence with a recurring role in the NBC medical drama ER as Dr. Maggie Doyle from 1996 to 1999. It was later followed by another critical success in the recurring role of Secret Service Agent Gina Toscano in the NBC political drama The West Wing in 2000.

Jorja played Sara Sidle in the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, both as a regular (2000–2007, 2010–2015) and also recurring (2008–2010) cast member. She began a modeling career after winning a local contest after attending Melbourne High School for two years.

Jorja Fox Age

Jorja-An Fox was born on July 7, 1968, in New York City, U.S. She is 53 years old as of 2021.

Jorja Fox Jeff Fox

She was born to Montreal-born parents Edward and Marilyn Fox. She is of French Canadian, Belgian and Irish descent, and was also raised on a narrow barrier island in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Fox has an older brother, Jeff.

Fox describes herself as being overweight while growing up, also with a prominent gap between her teeth. She then observed that neither her wisdom teeth nor braces had appreciably helped, and Fox said “forget it.

Jorja Fox Husband | Is Jorja Fox Married?

There is no available information on her husband or her dating life.

Jorja Fox Partner | Girlfriend | Lesbian

Jorja previously dated Lelah Foster, an actress. They began dating in 2004 but broke up the same year. She was also in a relationship with actor Gary Dourdan and the couple split up later. Jorja has also dated actress Suzanne Mara.

A photo of Jorja Fox

A photo of Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox Children

Fox has no children yet.

Jorja Fox CSI

In 2000, she gained a regular role on the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sara Sidle, a Las Vegas forensic scientist.

She had minor roles in films and television series. This includes a 1993 episode of the NBC legal drama Law & Order. Her big break was a recurring role from 1996 to 1999 in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons of the NBC medical drama ER. She then played Dr. Maggie Doyle, a gay, no-nonsense, and vegetarian emergency intern.

She also appeared in “The Puppy Episode Part 2”, the April 30, 1997 episode of the sitcom Ellen, in which that series’ main character also came out as gay. Fox had a recurring role as Secret Service Agent Gina Toscano in the first and second seasons of the NBC political drama The West Wing from 1999 to 2000.

She has appeared in the films Velocity Trap and Food for the Heart and also briefly appeared in Memento, where she then played Guy Pearce’s wife. Fox gained a regular role on the CBS police procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sara Sidle, a Las Vegas forensic scientist in 2000.

Fox and her CSI co-star George Eads were then fired from the show in 2004. She had allegedly failed to submit a letter to CBS confirming that she would be on time for shooting. The disputes were then resolved in just over a week, and the two were rehired by CBS, but neither Fox or Eads’ salary was raised, in spite of the other cast members receiving raises. It was then reported that of the two, Fox was approached first to resume her contract with CSI, but she rejected the offer until Eads was rehired as well.

TV Guide began reporting that Fox may not be returning for the eighth season of CSI, having not yet signed a new contract on April 18, 2007. The seventh season finale then turned out to be a cliffhanger involving her character, Sara Sidle. The New York Post then reported that Fox did not show up to film the finale because of ongoing issues over her employment. Neither CBS nor Jorja’s agent however confirmed the allegations.

After rumors emerged about Fox’s departure from the show in September 2007, an online forum called “Your Tax Dollars at Work”, started a campaign to keep Sara Sidle on CSI; the campaign (called Dollars for Sense) which included mailing the show’s producers a dollar so as to keep Fox on the show. With the help of donations, The campaign also organized plane flyovers over the Universal Studios lot in California where CSI is filmed with the help of donations. The banners read “Keep Jorja Fox on CBS”. Fox told Entertainment Weekly on October 15, 2007 that she left CSI, saying that she then wanted a break “from the commitment of a weekly television series.”Jorja requested that the money collected during the “Dollars for Sense” campaign be donated to CASA, an organization dedicated to aiding foster children. The episode “Goodbye and Good Luck” marked the character’s final regular appearance in an episode of CSI until the show entered its tenth season on November 15, 2007.

Jorja returned for CSI’s ninth season as a guest star in May 2008. After coming back for the first, second, and fifth episodes, Jorja returned for William Petersen’s last episode as the star (“One To Go”) in the last scene. When Gil Grissom (Petersen) later turns up in the jungle, surprising Sara, and also in the episode finish wherein the two shared a passionate kiss.

In the 2009 summer, CBS then announced that Fox would be returning to CSI. Jorja was initially scheduled to appear in the tenth season premiere (“Family Affair,” which aired September 24, 2009) and four other additional episodes. However, the executive producer Carol Mendelsohn confirmed that Fox’s stay had been made “more permanent” and also her role extended indefinitely. Fox was then confirmed as a full-time, regular cast member again on CSI for the twelfth season by July 2011, but she was then added back to the opening credits for the eleventh season. Fox remained in the main cast until the show ended after the fifteenth season in September 2015.

Jorja Fox After Leaving CSI

After she left CSI in 2007, Jorja produced the musical Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield starring Kirsten Holly Smith. It was about the tension between the public image and private life of bisexual musician Dusty Springfield, which then played at the Renberg Theatre in the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

She guest-starred in the Lifetime sitcom Drop Dead Diva. The episode aired on August 16, 2009, and had her playing a soccer mom with a criminal past. Fox also did a modeling shoot for Green With Glamour. She is the co-founder of Honeypot Productions, which is an independent avant-garde theatre company in Los Angeles that has since produced five original plays. Her friend and HoneyPot co-founder Heather Reid wrote Dear Bernard, which Jorja helped produce.

She is a musician, playing guitar (badly, she says) and she recently bought a drum kit. Jorja sings and writes songs, most notably the song “Lullabye” for the movie Traveling Companion as well as the song “Satellite,” which she also published on her official website. Jorja and her CSI co-star Marg Helgenberger sang “Stand by Me” as a duet at the fourth annual benefit called “What A Pair 4—A Celebration of Women’s Duets” to benefit breast cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. It was also held Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Wiltern/LG Theatre.

What Is Jorja Fox Doing Now?

Fox is still going on with her acting career.

Jorja Fox Activism

Jorja is a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign and has been a dedicated vegetarian since the age of 19. She has also worked with PETA to help promote vegetarianism and also working with ADI to bring light to the suffering of animals in circuses. Jorja has a purse named after her by the Montréal company Matt & Nat, which designs vegan purses. She attended and read at the Los Angeles book launch of Karen Dawn’s Thanking The Monkey, and was also seen on Access Hollywood discussing how being vegetarian helps the environment.

She volunteered her time to film a Public Service Announcement for the New York–based non-profit Orangutan Outreach in 2008. The announcement supports Borneo Orangutan Survival and also other projects aimed at ensuring the orangutan’s continued survival. The 30-second clip was then shown on Animal Planet during the award-winning series Orangutan Island.

Jorja Fox Net Worth

Fox has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Jorja Fox Movies And Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2014

Unity

Narrator (voice)

2013

Lion Ark

Herself

2011

3 Weeks to Daytona

Cheryl

2010

Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story

Narrator

2005

Next Exit

Terri

2004

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Dark Motives

Sara Sidle (voice)

2003

Down with the Joneses

Bev Jones

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Sara Sidle (voice)

2000

Memento

Leonard’s Wife

1999

Velocity Trap

Alice Pallas

Forever Fabulous

Liz Guild

The Hungry Bachelors Club

Delmar Youngblood

1998

How to Make the Cruelest Month

Sarah Bryant

1995

The Jerky Boys: The Movie

Lazarro’s Young Lady

1994

Dead Funny

Fate 3

1992

Happy Hell Night

Kappa Sig Girl

1989

The Kill-Off

Myra Pavlov

Jorja Fox TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2009

Drop Dead Diva

Marianne Neely

2000–2007
2009–2015

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Sara Sidle

2000

The West Wing

Agent Gina Toscano

1999

Partners

Alex

1997

Ellen

The Attractive Woman (uncredited)

House of Frankenstein

Felicity

1996-1999

ER

Dr. Maggie Doyle

1995

Courthouse

Maureen Dawes

Alchemy

Josie

1993-1994

Missing Persons

Officer Connie Karadzic

1993

Lifestories: Families in Crisis

Maggie Glendon

Law & Order

Paula Engren

1992

ABC Afterschool Specials

Diane Dravecki

 

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