Sherry Stringfield Criminal Minds

ER Alum Sherry Stringfield Joins Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is putting a familiar face to the name Karen Garrett.

ER vet Sherry Stringfield is joining CBS’ just-launched spinoff as the longtime wife of Gary Sinise’s Unit Chief Jack Garrett, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Karen is described as a supportive wife and dedicated mother to the couple’s five children. Their oldest kid, Ryan, is a young recruit for the FBI, and their middle daughter, Josie, is heading into her freshman year at USC (Fight On!).

Stringfield — whose history with CBS includes guest stints on CSI and Under the Dome — will make her debut in May and, if Beyond Borders snags a renewal, will likely recur in Season 2 (and beyond).

CBS’ second stab at a Criminal Minds spinoff got off to a solid-ish debut last week, drawing 8.6 million viewers and a 1.6 demo rating (improving on Code Black’s Season 1 average of 7.1 mil/1.3); TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “B-.”

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  1. Shonda says:

    Love her she makes a nice addition to the cast.

  2. bobC927 says:

    Good choice. Too bad the show sucks.

  3. Maryann says:

    I just hope that the success of Beyond Borders will not kill the chances for Code Black’s return. Both are shows with a great deal of potential, but Code Black is my favorite of the new CBS shows.

  4. Anna says:

    I’m really enjoying Beyond Borders. So much better than the previous CM spin-off. The characters are interesting, the plots have been pretty good, and I’m really hoping for a renewal.

  5. HAP says:

    Sherry Stringfield is the female Mandy Patinkin. She was in the original cast of NYPD Blue, but walked out after one season. She walked out on ER after three seasons. Although several years later, she did come back to ER.

  6. angellillie says:

    Love love love her!!! She will make me watch!

  7. Trisa says:

    Don’t forget she started out on Guiding Light — there 2 yeasr