Okay, so Thursday night, we are watching There's Something About Mary and Lewis asks who the black chick is, because she looks familiar. I was thinking the same thing, but neither of us could come up with her name or what she'd been in before.
I found it! (with a little help from the IMDB...cause it's the best)
Her name is Khandi Alexander.
She was Catherine on "NewsRadio". She also played Dr. Benton's sister Jackie on "ER".
She's going to be on "CSI: Miami" in the Fall!
Whee!!! David Caruso! This Khandi chick! Lucas from Empire Records! Ainsley Hayes!! And CSI!!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeee!