As previously reported, Jeanne Tripplehorn has signed on as a Criminal Minds series regular.
Now, thanks to TV Guide, we have more intel on just what character the veteran actress will portray...
Tripplehorn will take on the role of a FBI linguistics expert named Alex Blake. Look for her to possess some history with Reid.
"People like Reid learned from [her]. She is also a professor at Georgetown and Reid has guest-lectured at her forensic linguistics class before," executive producer Erica Messer tells the magazine, adding of her personal life: "She is in a relationship. When you get your heroes involved romantically, it just changes the show so much. I feel pretty strongly about that as a rule."
Criminal Minds returns for Season 8 in September.