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Who Plays Nora Cross On CSI: Vegas?

In 2021, "CSI" fans got to catch back up with Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) in "CSI: Vegas." The spin-off series, which is the fifth installment in the "CSI" franchise, follows the two characters after they are forced out of retirement in order to try and uncover the truth behind a dangerous criminal conspiracy. The show was originally pitched as a 10-episode limited series, but it was given a surprise Season 2 renewal in December 2021 (via Deadline). Unfortunately, Petersen, Fox, and one of their fellow cast members, Mel Rodriguez, are not set to return for "CSI: Vegas" Season 2.

That might not hurt the future of "CSI: Vegas" as much as fans think. Throughout its first season, the show featured a number of interesting characters, including Max Roby (Paula Newsome), Josh Folsom (Matt Lauria), Allie Rajan (Mandeep Dhillon), and several others. Season 1 of "CSI: Vegas" also introduced viewers to Nora Cross, an Internal Affairs detective who initially butted heads with Gil and Sara. The character made a quick impression with "CSI" fans, and that's largely due to the talent of the actor who played her.

Nora Cross is played by Kat Foster

Kat Foster plays Detective Nora Cross in "CSI: Vegas" Season 1. Foster has been acting ever since the early 2000s, but she had not appeared in a "CSI" series until she made her debut as Nora in "CSI: Vegas." That said, Foster has still built an impressive and varied filmography for herself out of a number of memorable TV and film appearances. TV viewers may, for instance, remember her for some of the recurring guest appearances she's made on shows like "The Rookie," "Franklin & Bash," "Royal Pains," "Weeds," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (via IMDb).

Foster has also had notable roles in"'Til Death," "The Unusuals," "Bad Teacher," and "Jean-Claude Van Johnson." In 2022, she also appears as none other than Barbara Walters in the Julia Roberts-led Starz series, "Gaslit." As of this writing, Foster is also set to appear in a spin-off to "The Rookie," which is currently in development at ABC (via Deadline).

In other words, if there are any "CSI: Vegas" viewers out there who are interested in seeing more of Foster's work, there are plenty of TV shows that can offer them the opportunity to do just that.