Wondering what Janeane Garofalo will do on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior? TVGuide.com has the exclusive first details about her character.
Garofalo will play Beth Griffith, the newest member of the team assembled by Forest Whitaker's bureaucracy-hating Cooper. Described as strong-willed and outspoken, Beth joins Cooper's team from the FBI Threat Assessment Task Force.
Cooper specifically requests her, even though she has a reputation for not always being the most agreeable colleague. What might Cooper know that no one else does?
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Like the Criminal Minds mothership, Suspect Behavior focuses on an elite team of agents within the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit that uses unconventional methods and aggressive tactics to capture the nation's most dangerous criminals. The show also stars Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett and Criminal Minds' veteran Kirsten Vangsness. Richard Schiff (The West Wing) is also expected to recur.
Garofalo, 45, has appeared on such sitcoms as Mad About You, Seinfeld and NewsRadio, and she also guest-starred on The West Wing during the show's seventh season. Most recently, she portrayed Janis Gold on Season 7 of 24.