|NEW YORK (AP) — The Law & Order revolving door has brought in Alana De La Garza as the latest cast addition to the longrunning NBC drama, the network confirmed Friday.|
De La Garza joins the series next 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) who was gunned down by drug dealers.
She follows Parisse as the latest in a succession of actresses playing young female prosecutors paired with assistant D.A. 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 Fontana, who played dapper Detective Joe Fontana for two seasons. He in turn had succeeded the late Jerry Orbach.
Govich was most recently a regular on NBC's shortlived drama Conviction (like Law & Order, produced by Dick Wolf) as Jessica Rossi, a New York assistant district attorney.