The news producer felt her name was too long and made her change it to Margi McCarty. They married in and have one son, Hugh Howard Rosenberg born October 21, , named after Helgenberger's father, Hugh Helgenberger. She has also stated that she was unlikely to stay past her contract on CSI, which ended in , but did return to the series after all. A result of her mother's year battle against breast cancer, Helgenberger and her husband Alan Rosenberg have become very involved in the fight against breast cancer. She has German and Irish ancestry and had a Catholic upbringing. In , she was featured in the movies Conan: Her only two on-screen nude appearances to date were in the film Frame By Frame and a brief topless shot in the sci-fi thriller Species, in which her scene was overshadowed greatly by Natasha Henstridge's extensive nude scenes. Crime Scene Investigation which began in Marg pronounced with a hard "G," unlike the name Marge Helgenberger was born in Fremont, Nebraska to Kay, a nurse, and Hugh Helgenberger, a meat inspector. In , she was named one of the most pleasant celebrites on E! This is an annual charity event to raise money for breast cancer research. One of her first jobs, as a teenager, was spending her summers and her Christmas breaks working as a "boner" at the meat packing plant where her father was employed. She says that she often plays hacky sack with the guys during their free time on set. Helgenberger started as a local news weather girl in her native Nebraska. Her first major television role was on the period drama China Beach, where she played KC Koloski, a hardened prostitute who catered to the servicemen on base.