Paget Valerie Brewster (born March 10, 1969) is an American actress. She is currently known for playing Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. In june of 2010 it was announced that her role in season 6 of criminal minds would be reduced. On March 16 2011 her role as Emily Prentiss ended. However in August of 2011 it was said that both Paget Brewster and AJ Cook would be returning to criminal minds. However on February 15 2012, Paget Brewster announced via twitter that she would be leaving criminal minds after the current season. Her last episode is said to air on May 23rd 2012. Brewster‘s character will not be killed off.