Ward, 54, won best actress Emmys for her roles on the dramas "Sisters'' (where she played George Clooney's wife) and "Once and Again.'' She also landed a Golden Globe award for "Once and Again.'' Kanakaredes' departure was announced Monday. The show resumes production on July 28. Kanakaredes is one of several actors to leave "CSI" shows this season. Also departing are A.J. Cook (Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on "Criminal Minds"), Liz Vassey (Wendy Simms on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigations") and Eddie Cibrian (Jesse Cardoza on "CSI: Miami").