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Beau Garrett has been cast as the female lead in CBS' new Criminal Minds spin-off, has confirmed.

Forest Whitaker to star in Criminal Minds spin-off

Garrett, 27, will play Gina, a tough new FBI recruit, opposite Oscar winner Forest Whitaker on the series, which is set to launch during a spring episode of Criminal Minds. The unnamed spin-off will follow a new group of profilers working outside the FBI.

Garrett most recently guest-starred on House and appeared in 2007's Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. She will also be seen in the upcoming Tron Legacy.