"CSI: Miami" Adds to Crime Squad
Fri Mar 28, 4:45 PM ET
By Bridget Byrne
There could be some real chemistry in the forensic lab next season.
Producers of Sofia Milos will ignite sparks opposite David Caruso on the CBS crime scene investigation series.
Since Kim Delaney turned out to be a squib and swiftly departed the hit franchise, the scene has been wide open for another eye-catching female opposite Caruso's Det. Horatio Cane. Beginning in February, Milos has had a recurring role as Latino detective Yelina Salas; next fall, Salas will be a full-time member of the squad.
An ex-beauty pageant winner and onetime model, the glamorous brunette Milos (pronounced--according to her Website, www.sofiamilos.com--MEE-loz
) is often cast in flashy, sexy roles. She was the tough Neapolitan Mafia boss, Annalisa Zucca, not at all afraid of Tony Soprano or anyone else on The Sopranos. In an January ER episode, she was a trophy wife whose love-making pushed her 90-plus husband to the brink of death. Her sitcom work includes Aurora, the beautiful woman with whom Matthew Perry was obsessed in a 1995 episode of Friends titled "The One With the Butt," and Sarah, a potential other woman who intrigued Paul Reiser in Mad About You. She was also the spoiled Italian model in the brief-lived Valerie Bertinelli sitcom Café Americain, and from 1997 to '98, Julia, Richard's wealthy Italian wife on Caroline in the City.
Born in Switzerland to a Greek mother and Italian father, and raised in Italy, Milos speaks many languages: Italian, English, Greek, German, French, and, usefully for her CSI: Miami role, Spanish.
While the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation holds firm as the top-rated drama on all networks, averaging 26.9 million viewers in its third season, CSI: Miami is a solid hit at number 13 with an average of 16.8 million tuning in each week, making it the top-rated new drama this season.