Beau Garrett Cast as Female Lead on Criminal Minds Spin-Off

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CBS has found a beautiful partner for Forest Whitaker.

The Oscar-winner, who will anchor this fall's Criminal Minds spin-off, will be teamed with Beau Garrett, the network announced today.

Beau Garrett

The spin-off drama will revolve around a new group of profilers, all of whom are introduced on an episode of the original show this spring, just as CBS did with NCIS/NCIS: Los Angeles.

This team will be led by a character named Cooper (Whitaker), who works outside the FBI bureaucracy.

Garrett will portray his Gina, a recent FBI recruit who is loyal to Cooper. The actress has guest-starred on shows such as Entourage and House.

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