CSI (Crime scene Investigation) is American Crime Drama television series. The series star Melina Kanakaredes, who played Detective Stella Bonasera role in CSI, has announced that she is leaving the TV Show after six years. CSI: New York is one of the popular in CBS’s CSI franchise, started in 2004.
Kanakaredes issued a statement as well: “I made some amazing and lifelong friendships during my six seasons on CSI: NY and I will treasure them forever.” Melina Kanakaredes role is replaced by the Emmy-winning actress from “Once and again” and “Sisters” Sela Ward. Sela will play an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim. Melina Kanakaredes Leaving from “CSI NY” is the biggest shocker of the summer. Currently, Kanakaredes roles include the soap opera “Guiding Light”, NBC drama “Providence”, and roles on “NYPD Blue” and “The Practice”.
CBS give statement about Melina: “We hoped Melina would return to ‘CSI: NY’ for another season, but we respect her decision to move on. Her amazing talent and invaluable contribution to the success of the series are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. She will forever remain a friend to the network and studio, and we wish her the very best.”
Some other casts of the CSI also leave this series. A.J. Cook was let go from “Criminal Minds,” then cast losses from the other CSIs: Liz Vassey and Marg Helgenberger from “CSI” Vegas, and Eddie Cibrian from “CSI Miami.”
The first television role Melina Kanakaredes was on the daytime drama Guiding Light, beginning the role of Eleni Andros Spaulding Cooper from 1991 to 1995. She was voted two times for a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Eleni. She is widely known for two starring roles on U.S. prime-time television drama series: playing Detective Stella Bonasera in CSI: NY and portraying Dr. Sydney Hansen in Providence.