One show that has certainly captured the hearts of crime-drama fans is NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). The show features a special team of investigators from the Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. Let’s have a look at some of the brilliant actresses of NCIS and find out what they are up to now, in real life!
Jessica Steen Then
When she was only 8 years old, Jessica Steen already started her acting debut in a Canadian Children’s TV series called The Sunrunners, alongside her mother, who was also among the stars of the show. The Canadian actress received a Gemini Award nomination for "Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing Dramatic Role" category in 1988, for her performance in Captain Power, in the episode, "Judgment."
If you are a true fan of NCIS and have been following the show ever since it started, then you’re surely familiar with Jessica Steen, who appeared on the show as Paula Cassidy. Her character worked as an NCIS Special Agent who was given the assignment of the lead interrogator in Guantanamo Bay. Later on, Cassidy was relocated to the Pentagon. While serving at the Pentagon, she headed a team of her own but eventually died while on duty.
Jessica Steen Now
Up until today, Jessica Steen has enjoyed a successful career as an actress, both in TV shows and films. In 2009, Steen was cast in six episodes of the Canadian TV police drama, I. The Canadian actress is presently depicting the same character in a 2011 episode where she ties the knot, and her husband is shot on the same day. In 2010, Steen received a Gemini Award nomination for her performance in season two of Flash Point.
Jessica Steen also portrayed Deputy Police Officer of the Sherriff’s department, Kathleen Hudak, on Supernaturals, during its first season. Today, Steen is filming her 10th season of CBC's Heartland, playing the role of Lisa Stillman, the wife of series patriarch, Jack Bartlett. Additionally, she is a strong environmental advocate who supports numerous organizations, like the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and takes part in their events when she is not filming.
Maria Bello Then
Prior to NCIS, Maria Bello has performed in numerous different films and TV shows, including the spy series Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the medical drama, ER. Bello’s break out role was with Mr. and Mrs. Smith, although the show was unfortunately shut down after just eight weeks. She then worked in the last three episodes of ER’s third season, depicting the character Dr. Anna Del Amico, and made constant appearances in its fourth season, as well.
Although NCIS has been aired on TV since 2003, Maria Bello only appeared on the show in its most recent season. Bello portrays the character Jack Sloane, a forensic psychologist and member of NCIS’s Special Unit since 2017. She also worked on various films, including Midnight, Payback, Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, A History of Violence, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Prisoners, and Lights Out.
Maria Bello Now
Just like numerous other Hollywood stars, Maria Bello landed an extensive array of roles throughout her career. Bello also performed in major film projects, like a History of Violence, Prisoners, and Secret Window. During the course of her career, the American actress portrayed a range of distinct female characters, transforming her look and persona accordingly. Today, she is set to star in three upcoming movies.
Maria Bellow gave birth to her son with ex-boyfriend Dan McDermott. In 2013, she wrote about sharing an open, same-sex relationship with her then-partner and friend, Clare Munn. Bello then published a book, Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves. The American actress is also a humanitarian, and during the aftershock of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she established the “WE ADVANCE” together with fellow advocates.
Lauren Holly Then
Lauren Holly started acting when she was 20 years old, after appearing as Carla Walicki in a couple of episodes of Hill Street Blues. When she turned 23, Holly was chosen to be part of the cast of the ABC TV soap opera, All My Children, depicting the character Julie Rand Chandler, from 1986 to 1989. The American-Canadian actress also played the comic book character Betty Cooper, in the TV movie, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, in 1990.
Prior to landing a major role on NCIS, Lauren Holly made guest appearances in a variety of TV shows, such as Motive and CSI: Miami, during the early 2000s. On NCIS, Holly portrayed NCIS Director Jenny Shepard – a powerful persona who had a strong influence over numerous characters in the show. Her character, however, ended up dead after being assassinated by a hitman, in the 5th season of NCIS.
Lauren Holly Now
Lauren Holly has appeared on our TV screens for a number of years already. Holly has performed in various movies, like Dumb and Dumber and What Women Want. A year later, she starred in the horror movie by Oz Perkins, The Blackcoat's Daughter. In February 2017, the public learned that Holly would team up with the stars of Nicholas Gyeney's Seattle-based reality drama, Ultra Low, which was scheduled to start filming in the succeeding month of the same year.
Lauren Holly currently resides in Ontario, Canada, together with her three sons, Henry, George, and Alexander. She obtained her Canadian citizenship in 2008. Back in 1992, Holly’s family built the “A Fund” at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in memory of her late brother, Alexander.
Jennifer Esposito Then
Jennifer Esposito appeared on TV for the first time in Law & Order, in 1996. The American actress also made an appearance on the classic action thriller movie, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. Perhaps her greatest performance was in Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam. Her succeeding movies included Dracula 2000, The Master of Disguise, Taxi, and the Academy Award-winning movie Crash, where she depicted the character 'Ria', the partner and love interest of Don Cheadle.
In NCIS, Jennifer Esposito was cast as Alexandra Quinn. The character was an NCIS Special Agent who often reported directly to Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Although many fans were fond of Alexandra Quinn, she only lasted for one season on the show. Esposito left NCIS so she could attend to her elderly mother, forcing the production team to write off her character.
Jennifer Esposito Now
Following her performance as Alexandra Quinn on NCIS, Jennifer Esposito continued to advance her acting career. Esposito worked on the TV show The Affair and made an appearance in 2016 on Oprah in the episode “Where are they Now?” where the actress revealed that she had been confined to a psychiatric ward by her doctor’s recommendation. She further stated that the event occurred while she was working on the show Samantha Who?
In 2006 Jennifer Esposito tied the knot with the famous American actor, Bradley Cooper. A year later, the actors filed for divorce. Two years after the divorce, she was engaged to Australian tennis player, Mark Philippoussis, but the two eventually broke it off in August of 2010. In May 2014, the actress became engaged with the British model, Louis Dowler. The couple got married in 2014 but eventually got divorced a couple of years later.
Scottie Thompson Then
Scottie Thompson was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Ever since she was a young girl, she loved dancing, in fact, she was a star dancer for Richmond Ballet for many years. Thompson played Dr. Jeanne Benoit on NCIS. At first, it seemed as though she was just the girlfriend of Special Agent Tony DiNozzo.
It was later revealed that she was the daughter of Rene Benoit, an “NCIS villain”, a French weapons dealer who’s being hunted by NCIS Director Jenny Shepard, for supposedly killing her father, Colonel Jasper Shepard. 2008 Meant goodbye for Scottie Thompson on the show. She did, however, make a few recurring performances on the NCIS after her departure.
Scottie Thompson Now
Following her stint in NCIS, Scottie Thompson remained busy. She made her own indie film called Pornstar in 2008, alongside Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds, made guest performances on Shark, CSI: NY and Eli Stone and enjoyed a recurring role in the show 12 Monkeys as well. In 2013, she played the character Lauren Kincade in the TV series, Graceland.
Thompson was also featured in a few music videos, like Counting Crows 'You Can't Count on Me', and in rock n roll legend John Bon Jovi’s music video, What Do You Got? With that being said, I think it’s safe to say that we will be seeing more of Scottie Thompson, sooner rather than later!
Sasha Alexander Then
Alexander gained wide media recognition and critical acclaim after she made an appearance in season 4 of Dawson's Creek as Gretchen Witter. The Serbian-American actress was also featured on an episode of the Fox comedy series Greg the Bunny, where Alexander portrayed the character of a lesbian TV Guide reporter and kissed Sarah Silverman while on screen.
Sasha Alexander was cast on NCIS in 2003 for the role of Secret Service/NCIS Special Agent Caitlin "Kate" Todd. The Serbian decent actress’s 18-month regular appearance on NCIS ultimately came to an end in May 2005, following the death of her character Special Agent Caitlin Todd by headshot in the hands of a terrorist during the season-two finale of the show called, "Twilight."
Sasha Alexander Now
Ever since her departure from NCIS, Sasha Alexander succeeded in securing roles in both He’s Just Not That Into You and Yes Man. In 2015, she started working on a regular role on Showtime's Shameless as the one Lip's professors. Her association with Lip eventually blows up in the sixth season of the show.
On August 11, 2007, Alexander married director, Edoardo Ponti. Ponti is the son of actress Sophia Loren and departed film producer Carlo Ponti. The couple have two children, one daughter named Lucia who is also Goddaughter to Jessica Capshaw and a son named Leonardo. Sasha Alexander is fluent in both English and Italian.
Marina Sirtis Then
The British-American actress is widely remembered for her portrayal of Counselor Deanna Troi, on the iconic TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the four feature movies that succeeded. Also, for her various appearances in the entire Star Trek franchise. Before she was cast in Star Trek, Marina Sirtis worked on several supporting roles for a number of movies.
Marina Sirtis took a regular role in NCIS as Director of Mossad. Sirtis’s character, Orli Elbaz, replaces Michael Nouri’s character, Eli David, and first appeared in the tenth season of the show on the episode titled "Berlin," which was broadcasted in April of 2013.
Marina Sirtis Now
Martina Sirtris landed regular roles in several TV series, including NCIS where she portrayed the Director of Israel’s Intelligence service known as Mossad. In 2014, she was cast as one of the co-stars of the horror film Finders Keepers and a year later, made an appearance in the British movie A Dark Reflection. A couple of years after that, Sirtris starred in another movie My Summer Prince, from the Hallmark channel.
Marina Sirtis was born and raised in London from working-class Greek parents. She was accepted to Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1976, when she was still 21 years old. After she graduated from Guildhall she started her career as an actress by taking part in the Connaught Theatre. Outside of her work in the film and movie industry, Marina Sirtis is also a strong advocate of animal rights.
Emily Wickersham Then
Emily Kaiser Wickersham gained popularity as an actress when she portrayed the role of Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS. Born in Kansas and raised in Mamaroneck, New York, she decided to go to Muhlenberg College but dropped out after a couple of years to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.
In 2013, after the death of her character, Ziva David, thus the departure of actress Cote de Pablo, Wickerman's character was introduced. She was now NSA Analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, for three episodes and later landed a recurring role on the show, as her character was promoted to NCIS Probationary Agent.
Emily Wickersham Now
Before she played Eleanor Bishop on NCIS, Emily Wickerman made various appearances in a number of TV shows. She played 'Rhiannon Flammer' in The Sopranos, 'Ceci Madison' in Law and Order, and 'Emily' in Bored to Death. She was also the leading lady in Cecily von Ziegesar’s Gossip Girl, which was aired by The CW network. The Kansas-born actress also made an appearance on the Late Night with David Letterman, in 2006.
Aside from her TV show performances, she has also been cast in a number of films, such as Glitch and Gone. Nevertheless, the majority of her acting is still on NCIS. As a matter of fact, Wickerman has already performed in a total of 112 episodes and even played a part in an episode of the New Orleans spin-off. The American actress tied the knot with musician Blake Hanley, on November 23rd, 2010, on Little Palm Island, in the Florida Keys
Cote de Pablo Then
On NCIS, María José de Pablo Fernández, also known as Cote de Pablo, played Ziva David, a former Israeli Mossad officer who eventually became an NCIS special agent. In 2013, it was made public by CBS that the Chilean-American actress would part ways with NCIS, due to personal reasons, although she did manage to stay long enough to conclude Ziva David's storyline at the start of Season 11.
Many fans were saddened by the sudden death of such a beloved character. Nevertheless, the role brought Cote de Pablo plenty of success, including an Imagen Award at the Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress, and an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series.
Cote de Pablo Now
The Chilean-American actress also performed in the 2015 CBS miniseries, The Dove Keepers, from a novel written by Alice Hoffman. De Pablo is also set to make a comeback on TV, in the thriller Prototype. Deadline Hollywood also revealed on August 28th, 2018, that Cote de Pablo and former NCIS co-star, Michael Weatherly, would serve as the executive producers of the soon to be released CBS detective drama, MIA, written by Shepard Boucher.
Cote de Pablo publicly shares a relationship with Ecuadorian-born American actor, Diego Serrano, although the two were reported to have separated in June 2015. As a result of the intense fight scenes in NCIS, de Pablo became injured a number of times, including her neck and back areas. Today, she resides in Los Angeles, working towards her next big role on TV and film.
Pauley Perrette Then
Pauley Perrette started her acting career working in commercials, voice-over projects, music videos, and short films. The American actress finally got that long-awaited break when she moved to Los Angeles, where she made a number of guest appearances in TV shows, playing a waitress at Cafe Nervosa, in the sitcom Frasier, and on the hit thriller series, 24, during its first season. Perrette has also appeared in a number of films, such as The Ring and Almost Famous.
Nevertheless, Pauley Perrette’s career highlight is with her portrayal of Abby Sciuto on NCIS. Abby was one of the most beloved characters on the show, and also an integral member of the NCIS team. The character is popular for displaying an assortment of unique styles, such as pigtails, Goth outfits, and choker necklaces. Pauley Perrete as Abby Sciuto has appeared in both NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.
Pauley Perrette Now
On October 4, 2017, the TV Guide revealed that Pauley Perrette would be making her final performance on NCIS at the end of the 15th season – The American actress announced the move on Twitter with the post, “…it was a decision made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…I love her as much as you do.”
Pauley Perrette currently holds the best Q Score among female TV actresses, with a score of 44. Q Score, also widely known as Q-Rating, is used to measure the level of familiarity and attractiveness of a brand, personality, business or entertainment product (e.g., music video) in the US. The NCIS star also was featured as a judge on the sixth episode in season four of RuPaul's Drag Race. Her most recent TV appearance was on the miniseries When We Rise.
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah as Kensi Blye
Daniel Sofia Korn Ruah began her career in Portuguese soap operas as a teenage actress. Ruah did her first stint in acting at the age of 16, as Sara, in the soap opera Jardins Proibidos ("Forbidden Gardens"). Two years later, she flew to London and enrolled in the Performing Arts School at London Metropolitan University.
Kensi Blye, Ruah’s character, appeared on the first season of NCIS in 2011, as a crossover guest appearance from another crime drama series, Hawaii Five-0. The Special Agent had a rough time growing up as a kid after her father got murdered, and had to survive on the streets for a significant portion of her life. Amidst her troubled past, though, Kensi manages to keep a professional attitude while on the job.
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah in real life
Daniel Sofia Korn Ruah got engaged to David Paul Olsen, the older brother and stunt double of another NCIS: Los Angeles star, Eric Christian Olsen. Ruah currently attends to her son and daughter’s needs, but this didn’t prevent her from turning into a fashion icon in magazines and enjoying a successful modeling career.
The TV star and fashion model also has an intriguing story regarding her eyes. Ruah possesses a unique birthmark in her right eye, called the nevus of Ota. This means that her right eye is nearly completely black, while her left one is light brown!
Liza Lapira Then
Liza Lapira enjoyed her first significant role in the Showtime TV series, Huff, where she depicted a staple character. The American actress also starred as neuroscientist 'Ivy', in two seasons of Dollhouse, by Joss Whedon. Aside from those two TV series, she also made regular appearances on Dexter, ER, Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: SVU, The Parkers as Shaquan, Sex and the City, and The Sopranos.
In NCIS, Liza Lapira plays Michelle, who is introduced on the series as both an NCIS Special Agent and a legal assistant. Eventually, though, it was revealed that Michelle was, in fact, a spy who leaked classified information to a secret source. The revelation soon puts her in a difficult spot. Liza played the role perfectly and was exceptional in rocking the mysterious look!
Liza Lapira Now
Following her successful performance in NCIS, which spanned for a total of two years, Liza Lapira has been featured in several TC shows, including The Good Doctor, Traffic Light, Angel From Hell and Battle Creek. These days, she performs for the comedy series 9JKL, as 'EVE', and in August 2018, became part of the regular cast of the Netflix limited-series, Unbelievable.
Outside of TV shows, Liza Lapira also landed various roles in popular movies, like J. J. Abrams' 2008 film Cloverfield, and was also featured in Table for Three and 21. In 2009, the American actress depicted the character Agent Sophie Trinh in the movie Fast & Furious, alongside the late Paul Walker, and in 2010, portrayed Alva, in Repo Men. Lapira also played Liz, Hanna’s sharp-tongued friend in the 2011 film, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Nina Foch Then
The Dutch-American actress enjoyed a long and fruitful career for 60 years, featuring in more than 50 films and 100 TV appearances. She is popularly known for her performances in An American in Paris, Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, and Robert Wise's Executive Suite, in which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Nina Foch Now
Sadly, Nina Foch died in 2018, at age 84. Foch’s son in real life, Dirk de Brito, revealed to LA Times that his mother passed away due to complications from a disease called myelodysplasia.
Nina Foch’s portrayal of Victoria Mallard in NCIS was one of her last performances as an actress. Throughout those years, Foch also made appearances in a number of other TV series, such as Just Shoot Me, and Dharma & Greg. Outside of her career as an actress, she was also a passionate teacher. As a matter of fact, she was faculty staff at the American Film Institute and the University of South California for more than four decades.
Tamara Taylor Then
Tamara Taylor dropped out of high school with permission from her mother who told her "school will always be there.” The Canadian actress has since then made appearances in the CBS medical drama, 3 lbs, and in the UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets. Taylor first performed in the crime drama series genre on Bones, during the start of its second season, called "The Titan on the Tracks," playing the character Dr. Camille Saroyan.
Tamara Taylor became prominent for her portrayal of Dr. Camille Saroyan in Bones. Although Taylor began her career on the show as a guest performer, she eventually earned a regular role in more than 200 episodes. The Canadian actress also appeared in a couple of episodes in NCIS as 'Cassie Yates'. While she didn’t last long in the TV series, she did manage to leave a lasting mark due to her professional look and acting prowess.
Tamara Taylor Now
Aside from her guest appearances on NCIS, Tamara Taylor has also made the same appearances in various other prominent TV shows, such as Lost, CSI: Miami, and Dawson’s Creek. Taylor has also been featured in numerous films as well, like August Falls, Senseless and the short film, Sunday. The Canadian Actress played Debrah Simmons in the 2005 romantic-comedy, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and the best friend of Halle Berry in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.
Tamara Taylor was also cast in the TV series Lost, as Michael’s ex-girlfriend and Walt’s mother. Today, she plays the role of Oumou Prescott in a new Netflix series called Altered Carbon. The Canadian actress is a second cousin by marriage to Neve Campbell, whom she acted with on Party of Five. She married a lawyer, Miles Cooley, in 2007, but the two eventually separated in May 2012.
Weronika Rosati Then
Weronika Rosati was born in Poland and is currently a member of the European Film Academy. Rosati received a Polish Film Award for Best Actress nomination after her performance in Oblawa. In 2005, she became a star, when playing 'Dżemma', in her theatrical feature movie debut, Pitbull. One year after, she catapulted her career to international fame through a minor role in Inland Empire, directed by David Lynch.
In NCIS, Weronika Rosati played the role of Rivka David, who was the mother of Ziva and Tali David. Rosati appeared in a single episode in the tenth season of NCIS on 2013 but required a few makeup magic so her character would look older. It went on for some time though, before Ziva recounted some of the memories that she had with her mother during a plane flight.
Weronika Rosati Now
Weronika Rosati has had numerous relationships in her life, including one with Polish journalist Max Kolonko, Polish rapper Tede, and Polish film director Andrzej Żuławski. Esther, a character in the book, Nocnik, by Zulawski, was believed to have been inspired by Rosati
Since 2013, the Polish actress had been in a relationship with Polish actor Piotr Adamczyk, but the two eventually broke up in May 2015. In December 2017, Weronika Rosati gave birth to a daughter. She named her Elizabeth.
Rena Sofer Then
Rena Sofer landed a prominent role when she was chosen to play Rocky McKenzie on the daytime soap opera, Loving. Sofer is widely acclaimed for her portrayal of 'Lois Cerullo' in General Hospital, from 1993 to 1996. The American actress would then make a comeback as a guest star, from February to September of 1997. For her performance of the despicable Lois Cerullo, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
In May 2013, it was publicly made known that Rena Sofer would be working on the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. Her first appearance on the show was broadcast on July 1st. In NCIS, Sofer depicted the character Margaret Allison Hart – a ruthless lawyer with a straightforward persona. The character appeared in season 7 of NCIS, and was a potential love interest for the lead character Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon.
Rena Sofer Now
Obviously, Rena Sofer is far from the frosty and vengeful character that she portrayed in NCIS. After her stint on NCIS, Sofer landed various other roles. The American actress made a comeback to the soap opera scene on the series The Bold and the Beautiful, as Quinn Fuller. As a matter of fact, she played in a total of 500 episodes on the show. Sofer also performed in movies like Another Man’s Wife and A Stranger Among Us.
Rena Sofer and her co-star in General Hospital, Wally Kurth, became romantically involved during their time together on the show. In 1995, Sofer and Kurth finally tied the knot and gave birth to a daughter, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. Unfortunately, the two divorced after just a couple of years. Sofer ended up remarrying TV director/producer Sanford Bookstaver in 2003, and on August 5th, 2005, the couple had their first child, named Avalon Leone, in Los Angeles.
Millie Bobby Brown Then
In 2013, Millie Brown started her first TV appearance as a guest star for ABC’s fantasy drama show, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which was a spin-off for Once Upon a Time. One year after, Brown landed a role in the paranormal series from BBC, Intruders, as Madison O'Donnell. Later on, she would make guest performances in NCIS and Modern.
Although there are only a few child stars on NCIS, Millie Bobby Brown still managed to secure a role on the popular crime drama series. On NCIS, the American actress was cast as the daughter of a woman who was killed, in an episode titled “Parental Guidance Suggested.” In that episode, Gibbs talked to Brown to find out the identity of her mother’s murderer.
Millie Bobby Brown Now
During her appearance on NCIS, Millie Bobby Brown wasn’t that popular in the industry yet. Later on, though, she starred in the Netflix series Stranger Things and instantly rose to prominence thereafter. Brown was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and at only 13 years of age, became one of the youngest recipients in history to ever receive the award. The child prodigy is also the youngest individual to be featured on Time's list of the 100 most influential people, and the youngest individual to be selected as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, as well.
These days, Millie Bobby Brown is working on Season 3 of Stranger Things, although she is slowly starting to make her way to Hollywood movies, as well. Brown landed a role in the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2019, and will make a repeat performance in Godzilla vs. Kong. In 2018, the American actress was chosen to play and produce the movie adaptation of Enola Holmes' Mysteries.
Juliette Angelo Then
Juliette Angelo is best known for her performances in Malibu Country in 2013, Mad Men in 2014 and NCIS in 2015. Angelo started her debut in acting when she was just eight years old, on a Broadway performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The American actress then made an appearance on the original Broadway cast of Billy Elliot, and portrayed Jane Banks, in Mary Poppins.
Juliette Angelo made a number of appearances on NCIS as Emily Fornell. The character was the daughter of an ex-FBI Agent, Tobias Fornell and Diane Sterling, and appeared on the show in 2013. Fornell then reappeared on the show in four episodes, from 2015 towards 2016. After that, she didn't appear on the show again, but there’s no telling when she'll resurface in NCIS.
Juliette Angelo Now
In 2018, Juliette Angelo starred in a couple of films; namely, I'll Be Next Door for Christmas and Hope Springs Eternal. Lately, Angelo landed a role in the TV comedy-drama, Shameless, and also starred in the sitcom, Speechless.
Juliette Angelo also loves pets and dancing. She has a pet dog named Faith Julliette and is also an adept equestrienne. And just like every girl who grew up watching movies, Angelo is also a huge fan of the iconic Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. The American actress grew up in Little Falls, New Jersey and at just 19 years old, has already garnered significant fame.
Margo Harshman Then
When she was just two years old, Margo Harshman began participating in beauty pageants, thanks to her grandmother. At 3 years of age, Harshman enrolled in dancing and gymnastics and started learning the piano when she was just 5 years old. Three years later, she would begin acting. In 1997, the American actress finally landed the breakthrough role of her career, after being cast on the comedy film, The Elf Who Didn’t Believe.
In 2013, Margo Harshman was chosen to play young Delilah Fielding on NCIS. The character was an intelligence analyst in a wheelchair at the US Department of Defense and was also the wife of NCIS Special Agent, Timothy McGee. Harshman also starred on various TV series, such as Run of the House and Center of the Universe.
Margo Harshman Now
Apparently, being cast on NCIS in 2013 was only the start of what would be a fruitful career for Margo Harshman. Recently, Harshman has landed a number of roles across different movie genres, including the horror film Sorority Row, the comedy, College Road Trip, and in the popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, where the American actress plays Alex, Sheldon Cooper’s Assistant.
In 2005, Margo Harshman received a couple of Young Artist Award Nominations for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special by a Supporting Young Actress, and Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) by a Supporting Young Actress, for her performance in Even Stevens. In 2009, the American Actress was given the ShoWest "Female Stars of Tomorrow" award at the ShoWest Convention, together with her other co-stars in Sorority Row.
Zoe McLellan Then
In 2001, Zoe McLellan teamed up with the cast of CBS procedural, JAG, in a repeat performance for Navy Petty Officer Jennifer Coates. In the season finale of JAG, McLellan was promoted to a staple role. Following the end of the show, the American actress was chosen to play the wife of Peter Krause’s character in the ABC comedy-drama series, Dirty Sexy Money. In the end, the show was shut down after a couple of seasons in 2009.
She made guest appearances on House and The Mentalist, and performed in Lifetime TV movies, as well.On NCIS, she plays the role of Special Agent Meredith Brody. In 2014, Zoe McLellan started depicting the female lead character in NCIS: New Orleans, and two years later, on July 2016, it was announced that the American actress would not come back for the third season.
Zoe McLellan Now
Zoe McLellan started her acting career on TV, making appearances later on in Sliders, Diagnosis: Murder, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 2000, McLellan landed a major film role, in the game-based movie, Dungeons, and Dragons. Presently, Zoe McLellan enjoys a regular role in the political drama series, Designated Survivor. In the TV show, McLellan performs the role of a White House Counsel named Kendra Daynes.
Zoe McLellan tied the knot in 2014 with actor J.P Gillian, and their marriage gave birth to a son in 2013. A year later though, the couple would eventually file for divorce, with McLellan winning custody over their son. Their divorce became final some years later.
Jamie Lee Curtis Then
Jamie Lee Curtis has starred in everything from cult comedies to Hollywood blockbusters. She has won BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a Saturn Award. Curtis also starred in the comedy series, Screams Queens. For her portrayal of Cathy Munsch in the Fox series, she was able to score her seventh Golden Globe nomination.
In 2012, Jamie Lee Curtis starred in five episodes of NCIS, portraying the character Dr. Samantha Ryan, a principal romantic interest of Special Agent Gibbs. In one interview, Curtis publicly revealed that if the production team manages to create a storyline, she would be more than willing and happy to work on NCIS further. Her performance on the show was the second time Curtis co-starred with Harmon, who played as Agent Gibbs in NCIS and her love interest in Freaky Friday.
Jamie Lee Curtis Now
Apparently, Jamie Lee Curtis is far from ending her already decorated and widely regarded acting career. Recently, Curtis starred on CBS’s TV film, Nicholas’ Gift, and her performance on the movie earned her another Emmy Nomination. She also made an appearance on the Sci-Fi series Buck Rogers, in the 25th Century and The Drew Carey Show. The American actress was also one of the panelists on a number of episodes of Match Game.
Susanna Thompson Then
Today, Susanna Thompson is perhaps popularly known for her roles in the epic sci-fi action film, Star Trek, where the actress portrayed four distinct characters. One popular role that she played in the movie franchise was the “Borg Queen”, in Star Trek: Voyager. Aside from Star Trek, the actress also depicted the character Dr. Greta Heints in Law and Order, as a psychiatrist who rehabilitates sex offenders.
Starting in January 2006, Susanna Thompson starred in the NBC drama The Book of Daniel, and in November of the same year, she made her acting debut in NCIS as Army Lieutenant Colonel Hollis Mann, who was also one of the love interests of Agent Gibbs'. During that same week, she also made an appearance on Without a Trace.
Susanna Thompson Now
In 2009, Susanna Thompson became one of the stars of the NBC series, Kings. The show revolved around the biblical story of King David, and Thompson played Queen Rose Benjamin, an analog of Ahinoam, the wife of Saul. Three years later, the American actress began consecutive appearances for a couple of seasons as Moira Queen, on The CW series.
Aside from appearing on TV shows and films, Susanna Thompson has also performed on stage, and even won a Dramatic Award for her role as Luisa, in A Shayna Maidel. Thompson also received a nomination for Best Actress by the San Diego Critics Circle, for her performance in Agnes of God. As of present, she is wedded to Martin Katz, a professor from the University of San Diego.
Alicia Coppola Then
Alicia Coppola started her career as a host in the game show Remote Control, by MTV. In 1991, she was chosen as one of the actresses of the soap opera, Another World. Coppola depicted Lorna Devon until 1994. The American actress’s more popular TV works include a regular role in Trinity, the main role in the US version of the British comedy, Cold Feet, and a hit performance in the TNT drama, Bull.
Alicia Coppola also portrayed a cannibalistic killer in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and played the widow who ends up marrying her dead husband’s killer in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Coppola also made a guest appearance in the second season, episode 2, "Little Angels" of NCIS: Los Angeles from CNS. She was cast as FBI agent Amy Rand, a specialist on kidnapped victims and kidnapping crimes.
Alicia Coppola Now
Coppola reverted back to her soap opera origins by performing on the show, The Young and the Restless. The American actress has also appeared as Dr. Tammy Brunner in a fresh episode of the drama series, Designated Survivor. She is also reportedly one of the casts of the upcoming adventure TV series, Blood and Treasure, created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia, which is scheduled to premiere in the summer of 2019, on CBS.
Jacqueline Obradors Then
Jacqueline Obradors is widely acclaimed for her supporting roles in Six Days, Seven Nights and A Man Apart, and for her portrayal of Detective Rita Ortiz in ABC’s crime drama series, NYPD Blue. In 2001, Obradors did the voice-over for Audrey, in the Disney Animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and its sequel, Atlantis: Milo's Return. Jacqueline Obradors made an appearance on NCIS for a total of three episodes as Paloma Reynosa.
The character was the leader of the notorious Reynosa Cartel, and also the daughter of an infamous drug dealer, Pedro Hernandez. During season 8 of NCIS, Paloma prepares a plot against Shannon Gibbs, but the wicked plan is foiled. Throughout the show, the NCIS team successfully stops every move that Reynosa attempts, and eventually, the feared Cartel queen is killed by her brother.
Jacqueline Obradors Now
Obradors apparently enjoyed more success in TV shows and series, and her most extensive role was that of Detective Rita Ortiz on NYPD Blue, for which she earned an ALMA Award nomination. Ever since then, the American actress has made appearances in various shows, such as Cold Case and Lopez.
Jacqueline Obradors was born in the San Fernando Valley to Argentine immigrant parents. Her mother, Angie, worked in a church, while her father, Albert Obradors, managed a small office cleaning business. Prior to acting, Jaqueline Obradors worked as a cashier at Hughes Market, in Canoga Park, California. She is currently wedded to film producer, Juan Garcia.
Diane Neal Then
In season 5 of SVU, Neal’s first appearance was as the character Casey Novak, an Assistant District Attorney. The American actress played Novak towards the finale of season 9, when the character left the series following censorship from New York State Bar. Her character would make a comeback in the twelfth season, and Neal would make regular performances on the show for the same role since then.
Diane Neal was cast as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin on NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans who was assigned to a tour in Iraq but would retire from duty following the loss of a special someone. Later she enlists with CGIS. Following numerous promotions, she reaches the level of Special Agent. The character is popular for possessing numerous similarities to Gibbs.
Diane Neal Now
Before her work on NCIS, Dian Neal had already appeared in numerous TV shows. Prior to her portrayal of Agent Abigail Borin, Neal was a regular star on Law and Order (as mentioned earlier) and played various small roles on TV shows like 30 Rock and My Fake Fiance. Ever since she appeared on NICS though, it appears that the American actress’s career is in decline.
Diane Neal was wedded to Marcus Fitzgerald in 2005, but their relationship lasted until 2014 when the two got divorced. On February 6th, 2018, the American actress made it known that she was running for the U.S. House of Representatives of New York in an independent party. She managed to earn 1% of the total votes.
Brigid Brannagh Then
From 1991 to 1992, Brannagh appeared on the Fox sitcom True Colors, which revolved around a family of mixed races. In 2003, the American actress was cast as 'Rubie' on the Star Trek: Enterprise, in the episode "First Flight." Brannagh also starred in the shows Kindred: The Embraced and Over There. Additionally, she landed a regular role in season 2 of Angel, as 'Virginia Bryce', the girlfriend of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce.
Brigid Brannagh Now
The Irish - American actress started auditioning for roles when she was 13 years old and has managed to compile an extensive list of performances on her acting resume. Brannagh also regularly appeared on the hit show Army Wives, playing the character Pamela Moran for six seasons, from 2007 until 2012. She was cast as one of the stars of the Hallmark film, Crush on You, and in the indie film, Not That Funny.
Following her departure from Army Wives, Brigid Brannagh would take part in the making of ABC’s drama series Gilded Lillys, as 'Elizabeth', the matriarch of the Lily family. The show was made and produced by Shonda Rhimes and started filming in March 2012. Unfortunately, ABC didn’t air the program. Reynolds has made recent appearances in two TV shows and is scheduled to portray the character Stacy Yorkes in the upcoming series, Runaways.
Carla Gallo Then
Carla Gallo is perhaps best known for her regular performances in the TV series Undeclared, Carnivàle, Bones, and Californication. The American actress also played several roles in various films, and after her time with Undeclared, Gallo frequently appeared in numerous other Judd Apatow productions.
On NCIS, Carla Gallo portrays Melissa Wheeler Fox on an episode entitled “Silent Night.” The character was the daughter of an ex-Navy Petty Officer, Ned Quinn, who was thought to have passed away in a fire 17 years before. It was shown that Quinn got into medical school only to decline the opportunity so he could serve in the Navy instead. The NCIS team eventually learns a stunning revelation regarding the crime scene, which alters the course of the whole investigation.
Carla Gallo Now
Carla Gallo started her career as an actress back in the late ’90s and has performed mostly on minor TV roles. However, the American actress has landed some larger roles on shows like Californication, where Gallo plays 'Daisy', and in Bones, where she portrays the character, Daisy Wick, in more than thirty episodes. She has also appeared in a few popular films, such as Get Him to the Greek, and We Bought a Zoo.
Carla Gallo graduated from Cornell University where she earned a degree in Theater. The American actress, director, and producer, Sarah Paulson, has been her best friend since childhood and until today. In April 2014, she gave birth to her first daughter in the summer of that same year. Three years later in May, she gave birth to a second daughter. She is married to screenwriter Mark Satterthwaite.
China Anne McClain Then
China Anne McLain was spotted by a music executive in 2005 after he heard her sing live. The attention landed her a role in the film, The Gospel. McLain’s performance captured the interest of Tyler Perry, who would then give her the role of Jazmine Payne in the TV series, House of Payne. McLain has also guest-starred in numerous other shows and films, including Hannah Montana, Hurricane Season, and Grown Ups.
On NCIS, China Anne McClain portrays the character Delilah Vance, or Lily, the daughter of Director Vance, in the episode “Knockout”. The episode was about the investigation of the death of Tyler Owen, who was a friend of Leon Vance. Delilah appears on the scene when Director Vance comes back to his home and presents his kids with boxing gloves, which he acquired during a boxing match associated with an investigation, and chocolate.
China Anne McClain Now
China Anne McLain became popular as an actress following her stint on NCIS. McLain would later have her own Disney Channel show, in A.N.T. Farm, where she depicts the character Chyna Parks. Prior to her star performance on the show, the child actress would appear on other Disney shows, such as Hannah Montana and Jonas. She would then be cast as one of the co-stars in the 2013 sequel of Grown Ups 2.
After it was announced that A.N.T Farm would end after three seasons, China Ann McClain revealed her intentions of focusing her time and energy on making music together with her sisters. McLain would, later on, appear in ABC’s Sing Your Face Off, where she won the first season. Today, the 20-year-old actress is scheduled to perform in the film Blood Brothers an the TV series, Black Lightning.
Claudia Back Then
Claudia Black garnered worldwide appreciation after her performance in Farscape, in which she earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress, twice, in 2001 and 2002, and finally winning the award three years later, in 2005. The Australian actress was asked to reprise the role during season 9 of Stargate SG-1, after Amanda Tapping, left the show. She was back in the season finale.
On NCIS, Claudia Black plays the role of a drug dealer, in an episode entitled “Borderland”. Black’s character was a female badass who rode a motorcycle and was covered in tattoos. She was shown to have killed Ryan Collins in self-defense. When the body of a Marine was discovered at a junkyard, the NCIS team assumed that there was a serial killer roaming free.
Claudia Black in real life
Similar to other Australian stars, Claudia began her career on the widely recognized Australian soap opera, Home and Away. Presently, Black’s voice is featured in a number of video games, including best-sellers like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. In 2014, she also did voice-over work in Rick and Morty, for the character “Ma-Sha”, during the episode "Rasing Gazorpasorp."
On stage, Black portrayed the character 'Portia', during a tour of the Merchant of Venice. She also worked on various scenes in Spotlight on Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Loose End, Little Women and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera. Claudia Black has resided in numerous different countries for long periods, including Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US.
Courtney Ford Then
Courtney Ford considered retiring from acting entirely. After she made what she deemed as her final audition, Ford was chosen to play the role of reporter Christine Hill in Showtime's hit TV series, Dexter. Since then, the American actress has landed numerous other roles, including 'Portia Bellefleur' in the popular HBO series, True Blood, where she appeared regularly throughout season 4.
On NCIS, Courtney Ford plays 'Kaylen Burrows', who works in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. The character is assigned on the U.S.S. Majestic in an episode titled “Patriot Down”. During the episode, the NCIS agents find out that the incident was linked to Petty Officer Burrows, since she was a victim of a vicious crime prior to the death of that individual.
Courtney Ford Now
Aside from her regular roles in True Blood, Supernatural, and Parenthood, Courtney Ford also made an appearance in episode 9, titled “The Naked Man”, in the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother, and in the fifth season of The Big Bang Theory, on the episode “The Good Guy Fluctuation.” Ford was also the voice behind Piper Wright, in Fallout 4, who served as the Editor-in-Chief of Diamond City's newspaper, Publick Occurrences.
Courtney Ford is wedded to the actor Brandon Routh, who portrayed the lead title Superman in the movie Superman Returns and was also cast in other superhero movies, namely Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. The celebrity couple had their first child, a son, on August 10th, 2012.
Julie Benz Then
When she was just 15 years old, Julie Benz’s acting coach told her there was no chance she would ever succeed as an actress. As it turned out, the heartbreaking experience proved to be the best thing that happened to Benz. She landed her first movie role on a minor speaking part in "The Black Cat" segment of the horror film, Two Evil Eyes. One year later, she played on the TV show Hi Honey, I'm Home!, which ran for a couple of seasons.
On NCIS, Julie Benz was cast as Denise Johnson on an episode titled “A Weak Link.” Her character was a widowed wife of the departed Navy Seal Rick Johnson. Following Rick’s death, the Special Agents of NCIS were forced to begin an investigation. Her character at some point in the investigation was deemed a suspect in her husband’s death. Plot twist indeed!
Julie Benz Now
The American actress rose to fame after she played Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 and the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. Benz also became a star on the series Roswell, Desperate Housewives, No Ordinary, A Gifted Man, Defiance, and Hawaii Five-O, which she still enjoys a regular role on until today.
Julie Benz also made her mark on films, including Jawbreaker, The Brothers, Rambo, Saw V and Punisher: War Zone. She married her co-actor John Kassir on May 30th, 1998, although their marriage would end in an unfortunate divorce in December of 2007. Four years later, the American actress got engaged to Rich Orosco, her partner at the currently non-operational B360 Studios, and finally tied the knot a year later, on May 5th, 2012.
Catherine Bell Then
Catherine Bell dropped out from UCLA during her sophomore years after she received a modeling offer from Japan. When she came back to the US, Bell decided to pursue a career as an actress and eventually found her way into quite a few TV shows. Later on, she would star in the Dolph Lundgren film, Men of War.
Although Catherine Bell didn’t make an appearance on NCIS, the American actress did manage to work on a major role in the series that started the development of NCIS - JAG. Catherine Bell played the role of Sarah MacKenzie, who endured a problematic past and ran away from home when she was still a teenager. MacKenzie would eventually enlist in the Navy and reach the rank of Lieutenant Colonel prior to season 5.
Catherine Bell Now
Following her eight long year stint with JAG, Catherine Bell continued to appear in hit shows like Law & Order and King and Maxwell and become widely known for starring in films like The Good Witch and every film that was based on the original. In 2006, she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in The Triangle.
While filming the 1992 movie Death Becomes Her, Catherine Bell came across the actor and production assistant of the film, Adam Beason. The two would end up marrying on May 8, 1994, and give birth to two children, a daughter named Gemma and a son named Ronan. The property got sold in 2010 however, and the couple publicly validated the rumors that they were already divorced at some time prior to September of 2011.
Troian Bellisario Then
Bellisario began her career as an actress when she was still three years old on her father’s film The Last Rites in 1988. The actress continued to appear in projects like Quantum Leap, First Monday, and yes NCIS. In 2010, the child actress garnered critical acclaim for her major performance in the movie Consent which earned her both the Vision Fest Award for Best Acting by a Female Lead and the FirstGlance Philadelphia Award for Best Actress.
On NCIS, Troian Bellisario plays Sarah McGee who is the younger sister of one of the main characters of NCIS, Special Agent Timothy McGee and is also the daughter of Navy Admiral John McGee. During her final appearance on the TV series, Bellisario’s character shows up at Timothy’s apartment and confesses murder. The loving brother that Timothy risks his career as an NCIS Special Agent to keep her from getting busted.
Troian Bellisario Now
In 2009, Troian Bellisario got the lead role in the free-form series Pretty Little Liars. Besides her performance on the show, the American Actress also became a star for the WIGS series Lauren, in which she garnered significant recognition and the New York Film Festival Award for Best Performance by an Actress. She even started directing and made her debut as a director on Pretty Little Liars for episode 15 of season 7.
In 2009, Troian Bellisario began dating Suits actor Patrick J. Adams following their work on the play Equivocation. The star couple broke off shortly but ultimately reconciled after Adam played the guest role “Hardy” in Pretty Little Liars in 2010. They tied the knot on December 10, 2016, in Santa Barbara, California. A couple of years later on October 8, Troian shared on Instagram that she and Adam have given birth to their first child.
Darby Stanchfield Then
Darby Stanchfield started her acting career in theatre and first appeared on TV in 2000 on an episode of the CBS crime drama, Diagnosis: Murder. She also appeared in films as well, performing the leading lady role opposite Josh Duhamel in the movie adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde and shared the spotlight with her co-stars in the comedy-drama Waitress.
Darby Stanchfield was cast as “Shannon Gibbs,” the deceased wife of Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. The character mostly appears on the show as a memory of Jethro Gibb’s past life. She would then reappear again in a flashback showing Special Agent Gibb’s previous life where she was still alive, and the two were still together. And finally, she appeared for a third time in the same flashback manner in the ninth season of the show.
Darby Stanchfield Now
Darby Stanchfield was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska, and the actress is perhaps best known for depicting Abby Whelan in the ABC political drama series Scandal starting from 2001 to 2018. Five years later in 2017, she directed six episodes of Gladiator Wanted and an episode of its season finale called “The Noise," one year after.
Due to her extensive work with Scandal, Darby Stanchfield was cast in the crime horror film Carnage Park which premiered during the Sundance Film. On January 30, 2019, it was publicly made known that Darby Stanchfield would play the recurring role of Nina Locke in the Netflix drama series Locke & Key.
Melinda McGraw Then
Melinda McGraw made her first big performance when she was cast as Detective Cydavia "Cyd" Madison on The Commish in 1992 towards 1994. The American actress became popular after playing the character Melissa Scully, the doomed sister of Dana Scully if four episodes of The X-Files. In a twist of faith, Alex Kryceck, the recurring villain of the story who was guilty of the death of Melissa, was portrayed by her ex-partner.
Sterling first appeared on NCIS during its ninth season where she is featured apprehending her husband together with the aid of her two ex-husbands, Tobias Fornell, and Jethro Gibbs. The character also made an appearance in the twelfth season, where she is seen at a crime scene talking to Gibbs.
Melinda McGraw Now
Aside from enjoying a regular role in NCIS, McGraw also appeared on other prominent roles on Crisis and State of Affairs. The American actress also played a part in the blockbuster movie, The Dark Knight and other films such as Pursuit of Happiness, Soul Man, Living in Captivity and Center of the Universe.
Melinda McGraw studied in Bennington College and was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she was among one of only seven women who were admitted to study at the prestigious school that year. She performed in theatres in the West End and other places in the UK, She is married to composer, Steve Pierson, for nearly two decades now. The couple have a daughter named Lucy.
Marisol Nichols Then
In 1996, Marisol Nichols made her first TV appearance on various episodes of Due South and Beverly Hills, 90210. One year later, Nichols would make her film debut in the movie Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase. The American actress also co-starred in several movies including Scream 2, Friends 'Til the End, and Can't Hardly Wait.
On NCIS, Marisol Nichols was cast as Zoe Keates, an ATF Special Agent, and girlfriend of NCIS Special Agent Anthony D. DiNozzo. Her character first appeared in the episode titled “No Good Deed.” During this episode, the NCIS discovers that the weapon used on murdering the victim was bought in an ATF operation. The incident put DiNozzo and Keate together on the same path towards uncovering the identity of the murderer.
Marisol Nichols Now
Marisol Nichols is a popular actress who performed numerous notable roles prior to her appearance on NCIS. She starred in season 6 of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir and in the ABC TV series GCB. Nichols also worked on a cameo in the music video of Kristin Chenoweth called "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)." The American actress also played "The Desert Wolf" on the MTV series, Teen Wolf.
Marisol Nichols is Scientologist. After two marriages Nichols settled down and had a daughter, named Rain India Lexton. The actress is also a Philanthropist in real life and is the founder of the Foundation for a Slave-Free World which is aimed at fighting trafficking and an ambassador for another organization with an identical mission called Operation Underground Railroad.