In the beginning of Scorpion’s Season 2, Alana de la Garza played the new Director of Homeland Security, Adriana Molina. De La Garza had scheduling conflicts – she got cast in the new Criminal Minds spinoff Beyond Borders — so her Molina character is being replaced by Deputy Director Katherine Cooper. The new Homeland Scorpion liaison is portrayed by Peri Gilpin.
Gilpin is best known as Roz Doyle on the hit sitcom Frasier with Kelsey Grammer. She most recently starred as Principal Taylor in the summer comedy Mr. Robinson with The Office’s Craig Robinson. Since Frasier she’s had a number of recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Barbara Russell), Men at Work (Alex), and Make It or Break It (Kim Keeler). Fun fact about Gilpin: She started out as a makeup artist and got her big acting break after meeting Blythe Danner. (That’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, of course.) Scorpion airs Mondays at 9pm on CBS.