LOS ANGELES – Emmy Award-nominated actress Jeanne Tripplehorn will join the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS this fall as a series regular on the CBS Television Network. "We're thrilled to have Jeanne Tripplehorn join our team as a profiler," said Executive Producer Erica Messer. "Her character will be introduced in the premiere. It's an exciting way to start Season 8." For five seasons, Tripplehorn co-starred with Bill Paxton in the cable series "Big Love." The series was nominated for Golden Globes Awards in both 2007 and 2008 for Best Dramatic Television Series and an Emmy Award nomination in 2009 and 2010 for Best Television Drama. She also portrayed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the critically acclaimed cable film Grey Gardens, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009 for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie. Additional television credits include a guest starring role in the series "New Girl," the short film anthology Five, the television movie Old Man and The Perfect Tribute, with Jason Robards. Tripplehorn's feature film credits include Morning with Laura Linney, Relative Values with Julie Andrews, Mickey Blue Eyes with Hugh Grant, Very Bad Things with Leland Orser, Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow, Till There Was You, Waterworld, The Night We Never Met and The Firm, opposite Tom Cruise. Tripplehorn made her motion picture debut in Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct, opposite Michael Douglas. CRIMINAL MINDS airs Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.