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Where are they now: The cast of 'Lie to Me'

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"Lie to Me" aired on the FOX network from January 21, 2009 until January 31, 2011. The series, which starred Tim Roth as Dr.Cal Lightman, was a crime drama. Instead of investigating the crime scene, however, the Lightman Group used a different set of criteria to determine whether or not the suspect was guilty of the crime. So excellent were they at what they did, the FBI, several law enforcement agencies, and a few "wealthier" civilians hired them on a case-by-case basis.

And how did they determine if a suspect was guilty of the crime? Suspects were interrogated using a combination of their microexpressions (brief, involuntary facial expressions), body language, and applied psychology. The series was based off of the work of real life Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist and expert on facial expressions.

The series also starred Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster, Brendan Hines as Eli Loker, Monica Raymund as Ria Torres, and Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman.

So what has the cast been up to since the series left the air? Click through the slide show for more details.

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Tim Roth (Dr. Cal Lightman)
Tim Roth (Dr. Cal Lightman) FOX

Tim Roth (Dr. Cal Lightman)

Dr. Cal Lightman, leader of the Lightman group, was played by Tim Roth.  Already a familiar face in numerous movies, Roth went on to appear in several movie titles after "Lie to Me" went off the air in 2011.  Most recently he could be seen in "Klondike," a TV mini series and he's slated to appear in four movies: three currently in post-production and one in pre-production.

Kelli Williams (Dr. Gillian Foster)
Kelli Williams (Dr. Gillian Foster) FOX

Kelli Williams (Dr. Gillian Foster)

Kelli Williams starred as Dr. Gillian Foster, a therapist who co-founded the Lightman group.  She served as a friend and love interest for Dr. Lightman. Since "Lie to Me," Williams has appeared in several television series such as "Criminal Minds."  Most recently she appeared as Jackie Clarke in "Army Wives."

Brendan Hines (Eli Loker)
Brendan Hines (Eli Loker) FOX

Brendan Hines (Eli Loker)

Brendan Hines co-starred as Eli Loker, an employee of the Lightman group.  Though he and Lightman were often butting heads, Loker managed to do his job successfully.  Since "Lie to Me" left the air, Hines has appeared in several television series.  Most recently he could be seen as Aidan in "Betrayal."

Monica Raymund (Ria Torres)
Monica Raymund (Ria Torres) FOX

Monica Raymund (Ria Torres)

Torres, formerly a TSA employee recruited into the Lightman group, was Lightman's protege.  Though she had no formal education in either applied psychology or microexpressions, she was a natural when it came to reading people.  Since "Lie to Me," Raymund went on to appear in several television series such as "The Good Wife" where she played Dana Lodge.  Most recently she can be seen as Gabriela Dawson in "Chicago Fire."

Hayley McFarland
Hayley McFarland FOX

Hayley McFarland

It couldn't have been easy being the teenage daughter of a human lie detector.  Somehow, Emily Lightman did okay.  Since "Lie to Me" went off the air, Hayley McFarland has taken a variety of roles in television and in film.  Most recently she appeared as Brooke in "Sons of Anarchy."


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