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‘CSI: Miami’ star joins ‘Law & Order’ cast

Alana De La Garza to play new assistant D.A. in show's 17th season
/ Source: The Associated Press

The “Law & Order” revolving door has brought in Alana De La Garza as the latest cast addition to the long-running NBC drama, the network confirmed Friday.

De La Garza joins the series this fall replacing Annie Parisse, who played Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Borgia for a season and a half. Borgia was killed off last month on the finale for the show’s 16th season.

De La Garza appeared on CBS’ “CSI: Miami” last season as the wife of Miami cop Horatio Caine (series star David Caruso). Her character was gunned down by drug dealers.

She follows Parisse as the latest in a succession of actresses playing young female prosecutors paired with Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), including Jill Hennessy, Carey Lowell, Angie Harmon and Elizabeth Rohm.

Another newcomer to the “Law & Order” fold, Milena Govich, was announced recently. She replaces Dennis Farina, who played dapper police Detective Joe Fontana for two seasons. He in turn had succeeded Jerry Orbach.

Govich was most recently a regular on NBC’s short-lived drama “Conviction” (like “Law & Order,” produced by Dick Wolf) as Jessica Rossi, a New York assistant district attorney.