Actress Reiko Aylesworth honed and sharpened her dramatic gifts on-stage, with work in such off-Broadway productions as John Patrick Shanley’s Kissing Christine/Missing Marisa and Marshall Mason’s Robbers. After making her screen debut on the daytime soap One Life to Live, Aylesworth checked in as something of a television stalwart during the mid- to late ’90s, with guest appearances on such programs as Law & Order, The Dead Zone, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and occasional bit parts in films including You’ve Got Mail (1998) and Random Hearts (1999). Devotees of the action thriller series 24 will invariably recall Aylesworth on that program, in her role as CTU agent Michelle Dessler — love interest, then wife and ex-wife, of Tony Almeida — a role she maintained for several seasons. In the late 2000s, Aylesworth appeared on the popular medical drama ER as a hospital chaplain, tackled a supporting role as an attorney in Bruce A. Evans’ psychological thriller Mr. Brooks, and signed for one of her premier big-screen leads as the heroine in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).