People Staff
May 14, 2001 12:00 PM

Occupation: Actor

AGE: 34

HEIGHT: 6’2″


MARITAL STATUS: Divorced since 1994 after a four-year marriage to model Roshumba

BIG BREAK: Costarring on CBS’s top-rated crime drama CSI

HAIR CARE: On a bad hair day, says Dourdan, “I’ll just put on a hat.” The rest of the time, “I’ve got to carry around the Afro pick.”

BRAND LOYALTY: Dourdan, who grew up in Philadelphia, where his father was an entrepreneur and his mother a teacher and clothing designer, moved to New York City after high school. In Brooklyn he discovered Carol’s Daughter, a body-care shop that caters to African-Americans. “They have the most fantastic products,” he says. “I use all their stuff like I’m a big oP girl or something.”

LADIES’ MAN: “His green eyes are extremely powerful and rare,” says CS/’s Jorja Fox. Confirms costar Marg Helgenberger: “Women go berserk over Gary!”

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