Emily Procter is an American actress whose roles in TV shows and movies have been a treat to many. She is known for her role as Calleigh Duquesne on CSI: Miami; admired for her recurring role as FBI agent Amanda Callaway in the fourth season of the USA Network crime drama, White Collar; and celebrated for being Ainsley Hayes in The West Wing. As much as her career has been an intriguing journey, Emily has an interesting family life. Born on the 8th of October 1968, she was adopted as an infant by a physician named William Procter and Barbara Jones, a social worker. Her adoptive parents divorced when she was three and it became the first family issue the actress had to deal with. As an adult who has been in a domestic partnership with Paul Bryan for over a decade, the actress has also had to deal with some family challenges.
Emily Procter and Paul Bryan Have Been Domestic Partners for Over a Decade
It is not a secret that Emily Procter and Paul Bryan have been together since 2008. Anyone who cares to know would easily find that while the two are not officially married, they have been living together as though they are. The couple seems to be waxing stronger each day in their relationship and has built a family as domestic partners.
Together, they have a daughter named Philippa Frances Bryan and fondly called “Pippa”. Born in October 2010, Pippa is approaching her teenage years. This, and the fact that her parents are still together, have engendered several speculations about the relationship status of Emily and Paul.
It has been rumored that they are no longer together as much as it has been claimed that they are secretly married. Nonetheless, the two are still together and there are no reasons to suspect they are having issues in their relationship.
The Actress Met Paul Bryan Through a Friend In 2008
All the while Emily Procter and Paul Bryan have been together, one question that persists is how their relationship began. To a large extent, the circumstances surrounding the beginning of their relationship are quite scanty, but it has been claimed on various platforms that the couple met through a friend. As the story goes, Emily met Paul Bryan in 2008 through her musician-friend, Aimee Mann.
It is said that the duo hit it off from their first date. Emily made it clear she was looking at starting a family and Paul had responded with enthusiasm. The actress’ desire for children came from the fact that she never knew her biological parents. Her birth mother fell pregnant at a young age and couldn’t keep her. A medical doctor named William Procter and his wife, Barbara Jones – a homemaker and volunteer worker – took her in as theirs.
William and Barbara got married sometime in 1958 and had tried for years to have a child. Seven years after, they got on the adoption list and took home a son named Whit. Emily came to them three years later. The actress says her parents were very open to her about the adoption process and she grew up aware of it but never felt unloved by them. However, out of curiosity, she always craved to know what having a blood connection with another person would feel like.
Emily’s parents will go on to divorce three years after adopting her and both get married to other persons. However, their families lived close to the other and maintained a healthy relationship amongst their two adopted kids and three stepchildren.
Pippa Is The Only Child of Emily Procter and Paul Bryan
- Full Name: Philippa Frances Bryan
- Date of Birth: December 8, 2010
- Age: 11 Years Old
- Occupation: Undetermined
Emily met Paul at a time she had just realized she had spent a lot of her years on her career and still had no children. Together, they began trying for kids but it didn’t come easy. After undergoing one intrauterine insemination and two in vitro fertilization procedures, and considering adoption, they gave up on further fertility medications. Interestingly, Emily turned up pregnant a month later and gave birth to a healthy baby girl on December 8th, 2010. The girl was named Philippa Frances Bryan.
After the birth of Phillippa, Emily revealed to Parade that there was a possibility of her adopting a child to pay forward her parents’ act of kindness. She stated that she was likely to take in a child older than five years of age, as they rarely get considered for adoption. There is no news if she did follow through on this or still has plans of doing so.
Emily Procter and Paul Bryan have been good parents to Pippa and she has had a positive impact on their lives. For instance, the actress once shared that her daughter inspired her to partner with No Nonsense, a clothing manufacturer, to launch a campaign known as Socks for America: it was a charitable outreach that targeted donating a million pairs of children socks to Kids in Distressed Situations, a charity organization.
Much is yet to be learned about Pippa as she is still a minor, but it is believed that she enjoys a happy home with her parents. During Phillippa’s infant age, Emily spoke highly about Paul as a loving and supportive father and partner. The couple has had a relatively peaceful time together for thirteen years and counting. There have been no valid rumors of a breakup between them, neither is there any valid report on them getting married.
Do They Have Plans of Getting Married?
Over the years the couple has been together, people have pried into their lives with the hope of uncovering if they are married or not. All the efforts directed at this point to the fact that the actress and her spouse are only domestic partners. With that, it is only natural for people to wonder why they are not married and if they intend to do so in the future.
From what we gathered, the couple, or at least Emily, are open to getting married but it is not a priority for them. At the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2009, the actress expressed that she has European views about marriage. “…I am not going to say I’m not going to get married, but it’s not my priority,” she stated.
Paul Bryan Is An Accomplished Entertainer Like His Longtime Partner
- Date of Birth: April 13, 1967
- Age: 54 Years Old
- Occupation: Musician
- Years Active: 1990 – Present
Born on the 13th of April 1967, Paul Bryan is a music maestro. He is known for his works as a songwriter, music producer, bassist, and music arranger. Paul has produced songs for several popular musicians like Grant-Lee Phillips, Amy Correia, The Both, Glen Phillips, Jennifer Gillespie, and Jeff Parker. He’s credited for arranging the string and woodwind notes for Nina Nastasia’s “Outlaster”. Bryan is also exceptionally skilled in playing the bass guitar. He has shown off this skill by working and touring with various artists and groups.
In 2006, he toured with Lucinda Williams and with both Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello in 2007. More recently, he went on tour with Jeff Parker’s band in 2017 – 2018, and then with Rufus Wainwright in 2018 – 2019. Some of this musician’s most popular works were done with the renowned singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy award recipient, Aimee Mann. He worked with her in producing four of her albums under SuperEgo Records. Paul received a Grammy award as the Producer of her 2017 album, “Mental Illness”. The album won The Grammy Award for Best Folk Album in 2018.
For many years, Paul has been the bassist and a member of Mann’s touring band; he has gone on several tours with the group. He also song-writes with Aimee; the two are currently working on a musical off Aimee’s 2007 album, “The Forgotten Arm”. Paul Bryan has two albums to his name. He released his first solo album titled “Handcuff King” in 2004 and another titled “Cri$el Gems” which was released on the 13th of March 2020.
Emily Procter’s Net Worth and Awards Compared to Paul Bryan’s
Aside from her many roles in TV shows, Emily has also featured in multiple movies like “Family Plan”, “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Forever Fabulous”, “Barry Munday”, “Platypus Man”, “Guinevere”, and a lot more. Also, in addition to being an actress, she is a model. Based on her earnings from acting and modeling, it was estimated in 2012 that she is worth $12 million. Credible sources now have the figure at $14 million.
If one must conclude based on what has been reported on various quarters, Emily is about $10 million richer than her husband. Paul Bryan’s net worth has been estimated at around $4 million by various platforms but the figure shouldn’t be trusted as it is obviously a result of guessing.
In terms of awards, Paul Bryan takes the lead. As stated earlier, he received a Grammy Award in 2017 as the producer of Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness. Emily is yet to win any significant award from her acting career. But this does not mean she isn’t an accomplished entertainer. She has pulled off numerous big and small screen projects and is a singer for a band called White Lightning.
Who Did The Actress Date Before Paul Bryan?
Emily Procter has an amazing, jaw-dropping body type. She has a petite figure of 5 ft 3 inches with a body measurement of 38-24-36 in (97-61-91 cm). Her hourglass body shape, green eyes, and blond hair make a unique beauty. Because of this and her career, it is often thought that the actress has dated more than her fair share of men, this is not so.
Emily once revealed that she had only had one boyfriend before Paul Bryan. While she didn’t reveal his name, she said they were together for about fifteen years. However, after her relocation to Los Angeles to fully pursue her acting career, he wasn’t willing to relocate as well. She also couldn’t move back home for the sake of the relationship so they called it quits. The actress’s only regret from years back is not having a child early enough.
Emily Procter Hasn’t Retired, She’s Only Taking a Break from Acting
Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, the actress graduated from Ravenscroft School. She moved on to East Carolina University where she became a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She later graduated with a degree in journalism and dance, then took a job as a weather girl at a local television station. Explaining why she went for a degree in journalism and dance, instead of theatre arts, Emily said it was because the theatre department was full at the time of her application.
A while after she graduated from college, Emily moved to Los Angeles where she took up several small roles in films such as “Jerry Maguire” (1996). In the same year, she also guest-starred in the ABC superhero drama, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, where she played Lana Lang. She appeared in the TV movie “The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!” (1997) as Mavis and was later seen in the drama “Body Shots” (1999) as Whitney Bryant. From there, she had guest roles on many sitcoms, including playing Joey’s love interest on “Friends”. From 2000 to 2002 and in 2006, Procter had a recurring role on the NBC political drama, The West Wing, where she played Ainsley Hayes.
Emily Procter was active in the movie and television scene till the year 2013, after her portrayal of Amanda Callaway in two episodes of “White Collar”. She went on a dry spell for three years and returned as Helen in the 2016 teen romance movie, “Love Everlasting”. Much to the displeasure of her fans, Emily has yet again been missing-in-action since 2016. She only resurfaced for a minute in the 2020 recreation of episode 3 and a reunion of casts of The West Wing. The actress featured as a narrator; she read the stage directions for the performance titled “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote”.
Oh, she also made an appearance in 2019 when she gave the keynote speech at East Carolina University’s Spring 2019 commencement. It’s obvious that the mom of one has decided to take some time off acting but the reason behind this is unknown.
Quick Facts About The Actress
|Date of Birth/Birthday||October 08, 1968|
|Age||53 Years Old|
|Working For/Engaged On||Movies, TV shows|
|Husband/Spouse||Paul Bryan (Partner)|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|
|Height/Tall||5 feet 3 inches(157 cm)|
|Weight||123 lbs (56 kg)|
|Body Measurements||38-24-36 inches|