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Tracey Renee Needham is an American actress and producer best known for her roles in Life Goes On, the first season of JAG, and The Division.


Needham was born on March 28, 1967, in Dallas, Texas, to a home-builder father. Due to her father's line of work, the family was forced to move back and forth between Dallas and Denver, Colorado. By the eighth grade, Needham was fully grown, and on the advice of a high-school theater director, who said she was too tall to appear onstage, she worked on the technical crew instead.

In 1988, sometime after high-school graduation, Needham went to Los Angeles, California, to study acting and audition for roles. She made her TV acting debut on Jake and the Fatman. After attending acting classes, Needham landed the role of Paige Thatcher on Life Goes On, starting in the series' second season. In her personal life, she married actor Tommy Hinkley in January 1995, and together, they had a daughter named Katie in 1999.

On Criminal Minds[]

Needham portrayed Marilyn Copeland, the mother of an abducted girl, in the Season One episode "What Fresh Hell?".


  • The Last Harbor (2010) as Sarah Sharpe
  • Veronica Mars (2007) as Kathleen Barry (2 episodes)
  • Without a Trace (2006) as Joanie McMurphy
  • The Last Miracle (2006) as Dr. Jacobs (short)
  • Criminal Minds - "What Fresh Hell?" (2006) TV episode - Marilyn Copeland
  • Murder 101 (2006) as Cheryl Collins
  • CSI: Miami (2005) as Cheri Lyle Manning
  • Angel in the Family (2004) as Sarah
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2004) as Jessica Abernathy
  • The Division (2001-2003) as Inspector Candace "C.D." DeLorenzo (66 episodes)
  • The Ponder Heart (2001) as Elsie Fleming
  • 919 Fifth Avenue (2000) as Julia Van Degen
  • The Pretender (2000) as Rachel Daly
  • Justice (1999) as Gina Gallagher
  • Tupperware Party (1997) as Stacey (short)
  • Buried Alive II (1997) as Roxanne
  • VR.5 (1995-1997) as Samantha Bloom (4 episodes)
  • Last Stand at Saber River (1997) as Lorraine Kidston
  • Total Security (1997) as Ellie Jones (13 episodes)
  • JAG (1995-1996) as Lt. Meg Austin (20 episodes)
  • Sensation (1994) as Maryann
  • Lush Life (1993) as Sarah
  • Life Goes On (1990-1993) as Paige Thatcher (40 episodes)
  • Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993) as Rena
  • Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992) as Bonnie Parker
  • Shannon's Deal (1990) as Gail Brooks
  • Coach (1989-1990) as Ann (2 episodes)
  • Jake and the Fatman (1988) as Gloria Connor


  • Escape (2006) - Producer (short)
  • Confession (2004) - Executive Producer (short)
  • Tupperware Party (1997) - Producer (short)


  • Tupperware Party (1997) (short)
  • I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney (1993) - Second Assistant Director (short)


  • Tupperware Party (1997) (short)

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.