Discover Sasha Alexander's TV career and role as Dr. Maura Isles in "Rizzoli & Isles".  

Sasha Alexander began her television career by guest-starring on "Dawson's Creek," as Pacey's older sister Gretchen Witter. Her role on this episode gave her exposure and television prospects.  

Alexander's breakthrough role was Special Agent Caitlin "Kate" Todd on "NCIS." She gained popular in the first two seasons. The series' second season finale's unexpected death of her character was crucial.  

After leaving "NCIS," Alexander played Dr. Maura Isles on "Rizzoli & Isles," a crime drama based on Tess Gerritsen novels. The 2010 TNT show ran for seven successful seasons till 2016.  

Alexander played Dr. Maura Isles, Massachusetts' smart and quirky Chief Medical Examiner. Her character is noted for her encyclopedic knowledge, scientific approach to crime investigation, and awkward but lovable nature.  

Alexander and Detective Jane Rizzoli co-star Angie Harmon's chemistry made the show successful. Rizzoli's street-smart, toughness and Isles' academic, methodical disposition made for a captivating partnership.  

Dr. Maura Isles developed throughout the series, addressing her complex familial background and personal connections. The show explored her adoption, relationship with her biological parents, and identity issues.  

"Rizzoli & Isles" was lauded for its strong female characters and captivating plots. Alexander's deep and authentic depiction of Maura Isles won her fans and helped the show's durability and success.  

After "Rizzoli & Isles," Sasha Alexander worked on TV. She guest-starred on "Shameless" and "Law & Order: SVU," and directed, demonstrating her flexibility and continued presence in the profession.  

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