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Cheers to Callie Thorne for getting called up to the big leagues.  

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The dazzlingly versatile actress has swiped scenes in supporting roles on a dizzying run of top-notch dramas, from Homicide: Life on the Street to The Wire to Rescue Me (she'll return for the FX show's final season on July 13). Now she's landed her first starring role as celebrity psychotherapist Dr. Dani Santino on USA's Necessary Roughness. And she's knocking it out of the proverbial park.

Sexy, smart, and mouthy, Dr. Dani seems like a role written for Thorne — because it was. After nearly 15 years of quality work, she's more than ready to carry her own show, and it's a pure pleasure to watch her take the ball and run with it.

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