“CSI: Miami” first aired as a site-specific “CSI” spinoff in 2002. At the time, Amber Lancaster was years away from her future role on the show. But she was on her way to getting there. Crowned Miss Washington Teen USA in 1998, she continued to entertain as a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks. Cheering on fans, getting insider views of professional football games and appearing at charity events, parades and on TV and radio kept her busy for five seasons. After that, she decided to pursue her career in Los Angeles (via MotorTrend).
“My plan was to move here for work and I started modeling because it was the easiest thing to get gigs,” she said. “But since there is a lifespan for models, I started doing theatre.”
After modeling for brands such as Hawaiian Tropic, Pirelli Tire, Miller Lite, Makita, Budweiser and Wet Seal, Lancaster landed her job on “The Price is Right” in 2008. Two years later, her resume (per IMDb ) included roles on “Days of Our Lives” in 2007, “Entourage” in 2009, and “Community” in 2010. She also had a recurring role on MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” As Jenny Swanson, protagonist RJ’s (Paul Iocono) dream girl, Lancaster appeared in 24 episodes through 2011. Her career was clearly in full swing – and she hadn’t even played her role yet in ” CSI: Miami”. At that time, the series was in its 9th season, still starring David Caruso as Horatio Caine and Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne.