Considering that NCIS is on its 15th season – we’re celebrating! Not many shows have such a shelf life, but we have the genius writers to thank and characters to worship. Particularly the leading ladies of NCIS, and why is that? We want to honor a show that puts females front and center, in strong roles that others can look up to and admire. In a time of wild unrest, we thank the feminist heart of NCIS – therefore we’ve pulled together the most memorable ladies of NCIS and what they’re doing off-script. Just take a look for yourself!
Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
And we begin with the one and only, the eccentric forensic scientist, Abby Sciuto. Come on, guys. There is no better way to kick off this list. Apart from acting, the 48 year old is also a published writer, singer, and a huge civil rights advocate. Unfortunately we’ll have to say goodbye to our Caf-Pow chugging Abby as she’s set to leave the show at the end of season 15. However when it comes to Abby, well here’s what Perrette had to say, “[I] wouldn’t call herself anything but Abby…What she represents is a smart, capable chick that cannot be reduced to a stereotype.” Preach, girl, preach.
Jennifer Esposito as Alexandra Quinn
44 year old actress and author, Jennifer Esposito, is known for her film roles in Crash, Summer of Sam, Don’t Say a Word, and Welcome to Collinwood. Then there’s her TV works, Spin City, Samantha Who?, Blue Bloods, Mistresses, and obviously NCIS. With her sharp wit, quick mind, and massive talent, fans were excited to follow the role of Alex Quinn – however Esposito only stuck around for one season.
Stephanie Mello as Cynthia Sumner
For over two seasons, NCIS fans watched the technician Cynthia Sumner interact hilariously with Jethro Gibbs. While she’s not on the show anymore, reruns are always a must. Now Stephanie Mello is an actress with more than 100 national TV commercials to her name so keep your eyes peeled!
Emily Wickersham as Eleanor Bishop
Granted Emily Wickersham is a new-bee to Hollywood – her first film role was in 2007 in Gardener of Eden. While her first television appearance was in 2006 on Late Night with David Letterman where Wichersham played Jules for just one skit. Wickersham was brought in back in 2013 as NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop when our dear Cote de Pablo left the show (such a bittersweet feeling!).
Liza Lapira as Michelle Lee
Stage, film, or television, Liza Lapira has done it all. Known best as Kianna from the 2008 film 21, Ivy, Topher Brink’s assistant in Dollhouse, and Special Agent Michelle Lee in NCIS. Lapira has a main role on the series 9JKL currently.
Scottie Thompson as Dr. Jeanne Benoit
Now here’s a film, television, and stage actress that needs little introduction. The 36 year old actress has appeared in numerous shows since 2006, such as Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Bones, Rizzoli and Isles, Graceland, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, and 12 Monkeys to name a few. In 2015, she reprised her role as Dr. Jeanne Benoit in NCIS.
Nina Foch as Mrs. Victoria Mallard
For six decades, Nina Foch ruled Hollywood as a leading lady whose roles showed her as a cool, aloof sophisticates. Foch has 50 feature films and more 100 television appearances to her name. And she added playing the role of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard’s elderly mother to the list! Aside from acting, Foch also taught at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, up until her death in 2008.
Tamara Taylor as Cassie Yates
47 year old Canadian actress Tamara Taylor has been killing it in Hollywood since 1991 and there’s plenty more to come. While Taylor had a strong of guest appearances on the likes of NCIS, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, and Dawson’s Creek, she did land a main, reoccurring role on Bones in 2006. Taylor’s new show, Altered Carbon, comes out in February 2018.
Jessica Steen as Paula Cassidy
Next up is the Canadian film and TV actress, Jessica Steen. Steen is best known for her roles in Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Homefront, Armageddon, NCIS, Flashpoint, and Heartland. At 51, Steen is still going strong as far as the big screen is concerned.
Maria Bello as Jackie Sloane
Ahem, Maria Bello needs no introduction. Whether you know her from ER, Coyote Ugly, Touch, or Goliath, the point is you know Bello. Especially if you’re a NCIS fan, Special Agent Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Sloane is near and dear to your heart. Outside of Hollywood, Bello is a massive champion for humanitarian efforts.
Weronika Rosati as Rivka David
Polish actress Weronika Rosati may have gotten her start in Polish soap operas, but she has certainly branched out over the years. Especially with her role as Rivka Davis, the mother of Tali and Ziva David. Rosati recently appeared in True Detective, Supernatural, and The Detour.
Juliette Angelo as Emily Fornell
Meet Emily Fornell, the teen daughter of Special Agent Tobias Fornell. Let’s shift focus from her NCIS though. Juliette Angelo made her Broadway debut at eight years old (!) in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Angelo also was on Broadway’s Billy Elliot and Mary Poppins.
Alicia Coppola as Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman
Up next is 49 year old Alicia Coppola! While Coppola may have started her career in TV as a hostess on Remote Control, a MTV game show, she’s come pretty far. Since then she’s starred and appeared in Trinity, Star Trek: Voyager, JAG, Monk, Bones, and Jericho. Her most recent roles were in Teen Wolf, The Young and the Restless, and Designated Survivor.
Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Samantha Ryan
When you see the name Jamie Lee Curtis, you already know everything you need to. Since 1977, Curtis has been racking up the awards thanks to her amazing film and television roles. We won’t bother you with a list of her most famous roles, you’ve surely seen them all. Although her most recent role in Scream Queens is to die for.
Margo Harshman as Delilah Fielding
Even Stevens, The Big Bang Theory, and now NCIS – 31 year old Margo Harshman is doing well for herself. Of course those are her most famous shows, there are plenty others. We’re sure there is more of Harshman to come. For now though we’ll watch her role as a wheelchair-bound intelligence analyst from the D.O.D. and Timothy McGee’s wife.
Jacqueline Obradors as Paloma Reynosa
With films like Six Days, Seven Nights, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and Unstoppable to her name, Jacqueline Obradors is up next. Although Obradors is best recognized for her TV role as Det. Rita Ortiz from NYPD Blue. In 2010, she played the recurring role of Paloma Reynosa in NCIS.
Meredith Eaton as Carol Wilson
Now Meredith Eaton calls her a “short-stature actress” – probably because she stands at 4 feet (1.2 m) tall! Eaton is known for her roles as Emily Resnick on Family Law and as Bethany Horowitz on Boston Legal. For six seasons, Eaton played the part of Carol Wilson on <i<NCIS and its spin-off NCIS: New Orleans.
Diane Neal as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin
Granted to most Diane Neal will always be Casey Novak from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. But there’s always room for growth! Since 2009, Neal has portrayed Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent Abigail Borin on NCIS and its spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. Neal’s most recent roles were in The Following and Blue Bloods.
Rena Sofer as Margaret Allison Hart
49 year old actress Rena Sofer is best known for her many roles in daytime TV, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. Back in 1995, Sofer earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her role of Lois Cerullo on the soap opera General Hospital. However her last TV role was in 2014 on Chicago PD, she does have a main role on The Bold and the Beautiful still.
Michelle Pierce as Breena Slater
Once Michelle Pierce graduated from UCLA, she landed a few television roles. Such as CSI: NY, Days of Our Lives, Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, and many more. In 2010, Pierce debuted as a recurring character on NCIS. Pierce plays the girlfriend (now wife) of Jimmy Palmer, played by Brian Dietzen.
Penny Johnson Jerald as Joanne Torrence
56 year old Penny Johnson Jerald is known for quite a few roles she’s played. Including Beverly Barnes on The Larry Sanders Show, Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sherry Palmer on 24, and Captain Victoria “Iron” Gates on Castle. Currently Jerald plays the role of Dr. Claire Finn on The Orville.
Clare Carey as Ann Gibbs
While Clare Carey has acted in many films, she’s best remembered as Kelly Fox on Coach and as Macy Carlson on So Little Time alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Carey played the part of Jethro Gibbs’ mother and in NCIS: New Orleans she played a separate charter, the militia villainess Anne Boudreau.
Susanna Thompson as Lt. Col. Hollis Mann
Thanks to her roles in Little Giants, Ghosts of Mississippi, Random Hearts, and Dragonfly, Susanna Thompson is loved by many. And then there’s her television roles in Once and Again, Arrow, and Timeless. Thompson appeared in eight episodes as Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann from 2006 to 2015 on NCIS.
Sarah Jane Morris as NCIS Special Agent Erica Jane ‘EJ’ Barrett
Currently Sarah Jane Morris is best known for her role as Julia Walker on Brothers & Sisters. From 2011, she’s been playing the part of Special Agent Erica Jane Barrett on NCIS. Her last TV role was in 2016 on Grey’s Anatomy.
Lindsay Wagner as Barbara
If you didn’t recognize Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers from The Bionic Woman then you’ve been living under a rock. It was that show that truly propelled Wagner’s career to greatness. She’s been acting since 1971 and recently had a guest role as Alex Karev’s mom on Grey’s Anatomy. In season 13 of NCIS, Wagner played the mom of Eleanor Bishop (played by Emily Wickersham).
Lily Tomlin as Penelope Langston
What hasn’t the legendary Lily Tomlin accomplished in her career? I mean, she is an accomplished actress, comedian, writer, singer, AND producer. And yes, she does have long, long list of accolades to back up her extraordinary career. Once she made her return to TV, Tomlin appeared in NCIS, titled “The Penelope Papers” – she played Penelope Langston, Agent Timothy McGee’s (Sean Murray) grandmother.
Abigail Breslin as Sandy Watson
At just three years old, Abigail Breslin got her start working in commercials. The rest is history. In the 2004 episode, “See No Evil”, she played a blind girl who was kidnapped. Currently she stars in Scream Queens and the TV movie Dirty Dancing.
Louise Lombard as Special Agent Lara Macy
English actress Louise Lombard is known for her roles as Evangeline Eliott in The House of Eliott and as Sofia Curtis in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In a two part episdoe, Lombard played Special Agent Lara Macy on NCIS.
Jaime Ray Newman as Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke
For two episodes in 2011, this 42 year old actress and singer appeared as Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke. Although we know her best from General Hospital, Veronica Mars, Eastwick, Eureka, Red Widow, Mind Games, Wicked City, and most recently The Punisher.
Jaime Murray as Julia Foster-Yates
Next up is the English actress Jamie Murray. She is well known for her roles in Hustle, Dexter, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Ringer, Warehouse 13, Defiance, Once Upon a Time and The Originals. In 2009, she had a guest appearance as ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates on NCIS.
Troian Bellisario as Sarah McGee
You’re looking at the daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt. Yes, that’s why her last name looked so familiar! Her father created NCIS! At just age three, Troian made her acting debut and is killing it. You might have caught her on the popular series Pretty Little Liars recently. On NCIS, she played McGee’s sister – funny enough, Sean Murray is her real-life stepbrother.
Mary Stuart Masterson as Congresswoman Jenna Flemming
Actress and director Mary Stuart Masterson played the Congresswoman Jenna Flemming for three episodes. She is known for her work in the films At Close Range, Some Kind of Wonderful, Chances Are, Fried Green Tomatoes and Benny & Joon. Currently she plays FBI Director Eleanor Hirst on Blindspot.
Catherine Dent as Whitney Sharp
Best known as Danielle “Danny” Sofer in the series The Shield, Catherine Dent also appeared on NCIS for two episodes. In fact, she has made many appearances on popular television shows – we won’t list them all as they run a mile long. She has a recurring role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and just appeared on Arrow.
Laura San Giacomo as Dr. Grace Confalone
Maya Gallo from Just Shoot Me! had a recurring role on NCIS as Dr. Grace Confalone. Laura San Giacomo is also known for her roles as Cynthia in Sex, Lies, and Videotape and as Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman. She did also star as Rhetta Rodriguez on Saving Grace. Recently she appeared on Grey’s Anatomy.
Zoe McLellan as Agent Meredith Brody
Best known as Petty Officer Jennifer Coates in JAG, Lisa George in Dirty Sexy Money, and Meredith Brody in NCIS: New Orleans. Zoe McLellan is now a series regular in Designated Survivor as White House Counsel Kendra Daynes.
Melinda McGraw as Diane Sterling
When it comes to movies, Melinda McGraw is known for parts in Albino Alligator, Wrongfully Accused, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. Moreover the 54 year old is known for her television appearances in The Commish, The X-Files, and Mad Men. In NCIS, she plays Diane Sterling, the ex-wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs and also Tobias Fornell.
Sarah Clarke as Tess Monroe
First of all, Sarah Clarke will always be the traitor Nina Myers on 24 to most of us. Although you probably recognize her as Renée Dwyer, Bella Swan’s mother, in the film Twilight, Erin McGuire on Trust Me, and CIA Agent Lena Smith on Covert Affairs. Currently she stars as Eleanor Wish in Bosch.
Virginia Williams as Leah Ramsey
With a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University, Virginia Williams then studied Shakespeare at Oxford University and at the British American Drama Academy in London. See, she’s more than just an actress. Williams made her acting debut in 1995 on the soap opera One Life to Live. She had a guest role on NCIS as Leah Ramsey and she recently played C.J., Steve’s love interest in Fuller House.
CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade
1979 is when this Guyanese American actress made her debut on the big screen. Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (AKA CCH) has appeared and starred in multiple films, made-for-TV films, TV miniseries, plays, and shows. You probably recognize her from ER, The Shield, Avatar, Warehouse 13, Sons of Anarchy and most recently NCIS: New Orleans.
Mary Mouser as Kelly Gibbs
At 21, Mary Mouser is living the life of a Hollywood actress. Naturally most fans know her as Lacey Fleming from Body of Proof. Or maybe it’s thanks to her most recent role as Karen Grant, Fitz and Mellie’s daughter on hit TV show Scandal. Mouser also had the recurring role on NCIS as Kelly, Jethro Gibbs’ daughter.
Darby Stanchfield as Shannon Gibbs
Currently Darby Stanchfield is best recognized for her killer role of Abby Whelan in the political drama Scandal. Although before this, she was known as April Green from Jericho and as Helen Bishop from Mad Men. From 2006 to 2012, she appeared as Shannon Gibbs, the first wife of Jethro Gibbs.
Connie Jackson as Elaine
Actress and producer Connie Jackson is known for having appeared in NCIS, How to Get Away with Murder and My Name Is Lamar.
Kiara Muhammad as Kayla Vance
Child actress and singer Kiara Muhammad is best known for her role in the animated television series Doc McStuffins, she is the voice of Doc McStuffins. In 2012, she appeared on NCIS as Kayla Vance, the daughter of Leon Vance, the Director of the NCIS.
Wendy Makkena as Dr. Rachel Cranston
59 year old actress Wendy Makkena made her debut in 1986 on the television series Santa Barbara. She has appeared in a few movies but television is her niche. Makkena has a recurring role on NCIS as Dr. Rachel Cranston.
Jackie Geary as Agent Susan Grady
A graduate from Barnard College, Jackie Geary is an actress and director. Geary is known for her works on 13 Reasons Why, White House Down and NCIS. Her recurring role on NCIS as Agent Susan Grady followed a woman who is always after Sean Murray’s character Agent Tim McGee.
Paula Newsome as Jackie Vance
That’s right, Paula Newsome plays the wife of Director of the NCIS, Leon Vance. Newsome is well known for her many roles on television – The New Adventures of Old Christine, Bones, Parenthood, Drop Dead Diva, Grey’s Anatomy, Suits, Castle, and How to Get Away with Murder are some of her more known roles.
Renée Felice Smith as Nell Jones
Since NCIS: Los Angeles started in 2012, Renée Felice Smith has been portraying Nell Jones, an NCIS analyst. The 33 year old actress only began her career in 2008 and two years later, she lands a pretty impressive role! She recently appeared on an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Nia Long as Assistant Director Shay Mosley
The actress Nia Long is known for her roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch. Although her gigs in films are far more well known. On NCIS: Los Angeles, she has the main role of Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley.
Bar Paly as Anna Kolcheck
Meet Bar Paly, the USSR-born Israeli-American model and actress. She got her start in Hollywood back in 2003 in the film Zehirut Matzlema. She has appeared in a number of film and television shows, such as CSI: NY, Pain & Gain, How I Met Your Mother, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Paly has a recurring role on NCIS: Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Bogush as Joelle Taylor
40 year old actress Elizabeth Bogush has appeared on many television shows. Including Scrubs, Beverly Hills, 90210, Everybody Loves Raymond, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory. Plus she does the commercials for the text messaging service KGB. She had a recurring role on NCIS: Los Angeles as Joelle Taylor.
Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy
Currently Shalita Grant portrays NCIS Agent Sonja Percy on NCIS: New Orleans and Aurelia Johnson on Mercy Street. Although she announced that she is leaving NCIS at the end of the season.
Leslie Hope as Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter
Canadian actress Leslie Hope is best known as Teri Bauer from the series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland. Hope has recurring roles on NCIS as Secretary of the Navy Sarah Porter Suits as prosecutor Anita Gibbs. She just appeared on Shonda Rhimes’ new show, Station 19.
Sandra Hess as Regine Smidt
Swiss actress and fashion model Sandra Hess is best remembered as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and as Lieutenant Alexandra ‘Ice’ Jensen in Pensacola: Wings of Gold. Hess began her modeling career at just 15. Her last TV role was in 2012 on CSI: NY.
Sheila Frazier as ZNN Reporter Debra Green
69 year old actress Sheila Frazier is well known for her co-starring role in the film, Super Fly. A role she reprised the role in the sequel, Super Fly T.N.T. Her last onscreen appearance was in 2014 on Being Mary Jane. From 2004 to 2008, she played Debra Green on NCIS.
Monica Lawson as Nurse
With a BFA in theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Monica Lawson came out swinging in Hollywood. After graduating, she worked with renowned companies like The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson, and The Bank Street Theater. She’s a voiceover artist as well. Lawson has appeared in TV roles for CSI, NCIS and General Hospital. Currently she is pursuing theatre in Los Angeles.
Gabi Coccio as Young Ziva David
If the name didn’t give it away, Gabi Coccio played a young Ziva David in NCIS. Coccio also has appeared in Mikeyboy and Flashback. Although she’s most interested in pursuing a singing career.
Marisol Nichols as ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates
You probably recognize Marisol Nichols from season six of 24 as Special Agent Nadia Yassir and most recently as Hermione Lodge in the series Riverdale. She guest starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as Tracy Keller, the former partner and potential romantic interest for Chris O’Donnell’s character Special Agent G. Callen.
Susan Kelechi Watson as Nikki Jardine
Right now Susan Kelechi Watson is a household name! Why? Because she portrays the brilliant, smart, sexy, relatable and downright amazing Beth Pearson on the new hit NBC drama series This Is Us. Can you tell I’m a fan of the show? The actress of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage had recurring roles on NCIS, The Following, and The Blacklist.
Tehmina Sunny as Leyla Shakarji
English actress Tehmina Sunny portrayed Leyla Shakarji in three episodes from 2009 to 2013. She also played Kinvara on Game of Thrones. Apart from acting, Sunny is also a trained violinist and vocalist.
Susan Santiago as Camila Charo
Once upon a time this Spanish actress worked for the Nestle corporation. However she’s now a well known actress. She is well known for her roles in Furious 7, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal.
Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Carrie Clark
Apart from being a film and TV actress, Salli Richardson-Whitfield is also a director. Richardson is best known for her role as Angela on A Low Down Dirty Shame and as Dr. Allison Blake on Eureka. The 50 year old actress also does voiceover work. Recently she directed episodes of Scandal and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jeananne Goossen as Private Joan Matteson
Canadian actress Jeananne Goossen first made her debut in 2006 with a role in the Canadian series 11 Cameras. In season nine of NCIS, she began a recurring role as private Joan Matteson, a former acquaintance of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Recently she appeared in Nashville, Criminal Minds and MacGyver.
Vera Miao as Pamela Cook
Tamuning, Guam is when Vera Miao was born. And we have to mention that she graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, with a major in Women’s Studies. Miao, an actress and writer, has appeared in Two Sentence Horror Stories, Best Friends Forever and Incarnate.
Mimi Rogers as CIA Officer Joanna Teague
At 62, Mimi Rogers is a film and TV actress, a producer and also as competitive poker player. Rogers claim to fame came when she starred in The Rapture in 1991. Her list of work is seriously extensive and no doubt you’ve seen it a few times. As far as TV is involved, she appeared in The X-Files, Two and a Half Men, and Mad Men.
Marina Sirtis as Orli Elbaz
Yup, Marina Sirtis did indeed portray Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the films. On NCIS, she portrayed the Mossad Director Orli Elbaz. The 63 year actress has also appeared on Without a Trace, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
Aviva Baumann as Shannon
1993 is when actress Aviva Baumann first began acting. As a result, she’s known for her roles as Nicola in Superbad, as young Shannon Gibbs on NCIS and Mandy on Party Down. Her last onscreen role was on Burn Notice in 2012.
Jackie Johnson as ZNN Meteorologist Chelsea Mills
You’re looking at Jackie Johnson, the weather forecaster and TV personality for KCBS-TV news. Over the years, she’s appeared in countless films and shows where she usually plays a meteorologist.
Hilary Ward as Jessica Shaeffer
Do you recognize Hilary Ward? For three episodes, she played Jessica Shaeffer. She also appeared in Sharp Objects, All the Way and The Fosters.
Dina Meyer as Holly Snow
49 year old actress Dina Meyer got her acting start with a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1993. 1995 is when her career really took off when she starred alongside Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic. She recently appeared on the TV series The Affair.
Kelli Williams as NCIS Special Agent Maureen Cabot
This actress is best known as Lindsay Dole on The Practice, Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives. Williams last appeared on the Canadian series Ties That Bind in 2015.
Torri Higginson as Dr. Jordan Hampton
Apart from NCIS, Torri Higginson has also appeared on Stargate: Atlantis, Deep in the City and Turning Paige. Higginson is also a producer.
Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines
For three episodes, Diona Reasonover portrayed Kasie Hines. Although we know her best as Charmaine Eskowitz from the series Clipped. The 26 year old actress is also a member of the long-form improvisation group Essence.
Carlease Burke as D’Arcy McKinna
Thanks to her childhood dentist, Carlease Burke pursued a career as an actress. She has appeared in films like Get Shorty, In Her Shoes, and The Terminal. As far as TV credits go, she’s appeared in Castle, The Mindy Project: Pilot, Heroes, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Desperate Housewives, and How I Met Your Mother.
Alanna Ubach as NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst Sofia Martinez
You’re looking at the Puerto Rican and Mexican actress, model, voice artist, and singer, Alanna Ubach. The 42 year old is known for her roles in Coco as Mama Imelda, Legally Blonde as Serena McGuire, and Meet the Fockers as Isabel Villalobos. For two episodes she portrayed NSA Senior Intelligence Analyst Sofia Martinez on NCIS.
Lindsey Kraft as Sarah Goode
This Long Island native started her career as a model before transitioning to acting. Everyone knows her as Allison from the Netflix series Grace & Frankie and as Marguerite Macaw from Getting On. At 32, she’s also a playwright.
Lindsay Price as Lt. Pam Kim
Beverly Hills, 90210, Lipstick Jungle, All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful. Those are just some of the shows that Lindsay Price has starred in. At 42, she is also a singer and song-writer.
Sarai Givaty as Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia
Next up is the Israeli actress, Sarai Givaty. Givaty first started acting in Israel before moving to New York. Almost immediately she appeared in the film The Passage. In 2010, she played the Mossad Officer Liat Tuvia on NCIS for two episodes. She last appeared in the 2014 film The Expendables 3.
Sumalee Montano as Nicole Taggart
Before turning to acting, Sumalee Montano worked as an investment bank analyst. Montano has appeared in ER, The West Wing, Boston Legal, Bones, Nip/Tuck, and Commander in Chief. She is also a voice actress who has voiced Mystique in X-Men: Destiny, Yerema in Dead Island, Arcee in Transformers: Prime and Mera in Justice League Throne of Atlantis.
Kathleen Gati as Svetlana Chenitzkaya
Undoubtedly you know Kathleen Gati best as Liesl Obrecht on the soap opera General Hospital. Gati has appeared in numerous films and television shows, she even had a recurring role as Russian First Lady Anya Suvarov on 24.
Linara Washington as Lara Morgan
Growing up, Linara Washington fell in love with acting and often visited theatres. She also participated in all theatre classes and plays as a teen. Initially she attended college as a Pre-med Biology but as she took writing classes, she fell in love with acting even more and went on to direct a few school plays. Washington has appeared in numerous commercials and also in the shows Without A Trace, ER, and Cold Case.
Ellen Hollman as NCIS Special Agent Tina Larsen
In 2005, Ellen Hollman made her TV debut on the series Malcolm in the Middle. From there she has appeared in The O.C., Numbers, Weeds, and Lethal Weapon to name a few. Most impressively, Hollman founded the non-profit organization, Visual Impact Now, which has helped thousands of children in LA.
Gina St. John as Cindy Ames
Actress and television presenter Gina St. John appeared as Cindy Ames on NCIS. Although she has also appeared in the dramas Crossing Jordan and Commander in Chief. She is the host of Who Knows You Best? on Lifetime.
Erin Allin O’Reilly as Heidi Partridge
Now here’s an actress who has appeared in multiple films and shows such as Dumb and Dumber To, The Big Bang Theory and NCIS. Erin Allin O’Reilly married her longtime boyfriend Scott David Brooks in 2012.
Tess Lina as Nurse Maria Baliad
Apart from appearing as Nurse Maria Baliad in NCIS, Tess Lina has appeared in various other television shows. Including The Practice, Star Trek: Enterprise and House.
Marcy Harriell as Nurse Carly Marcano
Meet the musical theater and television actress, Marcy Harriell, who got her start in Hollywood in 1996. On Broadway, Harriell has appeared in the shows West Side STory, Rent, and Lennon. When it comes to TV roles, she has appeared in Queens Supreme, NCIS, Ed, and Law and Order.
Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard
Now here’s an actress and a role from NCIS that warrants no introduction. Many fans are still heartbroken that Lauren Holly’s character, Director Jenny Shepard, was killed off the show but man, while she was on-screen, the show was dazzling. You are missed, Holly!
Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye
The Portuguese-American actress first emerged on the scene in 2000 in a Portuguese soap opera. Although most of us know her from NCIS: Los Angeles thanks to her tough role of Kensi Blye. Ruah has a rather distinguishable birthmark in her right eye, which is known as the nevus of Ota. Whoa.
Sasha Alexander as Kate Todd
44 year old Serbian-American, Sasha Alexander is up next. For the first two seasons of NCIS, Alexander played the part of Caitlin Todd and her character death still stings. Sure, for seasons Alexander played Dr. Maura Isles on Rizzoli & Isles, but it’s not the same. Currently she has a role on Shameless.
Cote de Pablo as Ziva David
ZIVA! This is way too bittersweet, but alas, we’ve reached the beating heart of the show, Cote de Pablo. The 38 year old Chilean-American actress and singer portrayed the strong, wonderful Ziva David from 2005 to 2013. (There’s still fan uproar for her to come back!) Pablo has appeared in other shows since leaving NCIS, such as The 33.
Brigid Brannagh as Catherine Reynolds
Brigid Brannagh is probably better known for her recurring role in the Lifetime series Army Wives, which ran for six seasons. Brigid also has a few other acting credits to her name, and you can spot her in numerous shows and movies like Crush on You and Over There. Her most recently role was in the movie Runaways in 2017.
Carla Gallo as Melissa Wheeler Fox
You may have seen Carla Gallo as Melissa Wheeler Fox in the 6th Season of NCIS. Still, fans will know her best for her recurring role as intern Daisy Wick on the hit TV series, Bones. She’s also landed roles in a few other popular TV shows like Undeclared, Carnivàle, Bones and Californication.
China Anne McClain as Delilah Vance
China Anne McClain is from an artistic family, and clearly inherited some talents of her own. She is now a popular US singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and a member of the girl group McClain. She began her career at the age of seven in the movie The Gospel, but really had her breakthrough role in the series Tyler Perry’s House. From there, she starred in the Disney Channel TV series A.N.T. Farm and sang on the soundtrack, which 14,000 sold copies in its first week. We’re sure there is more to come from this upcoming singer and actress.
Claudia Black as Velvet Road
Claudia Lee Black is a talented Australian actress and voice actress who appeared in the 7th season of NCIS as Velvet Road. Claudia has also appeared in many shows like Farscape, Stargate SG-1, The Originals, The CW’s Containment, as well as the hit movie Pitch Black. She has channeled her voice-over talents and landed leading voice roles in video games, like Uncharted and Dragon Age.
Courtney Ford as Kaylen Burrows
Courtney Ford is a popular US actress and has a long list of acting credits to her name. Some of her most prominent TV and movie credits include Dexter, True Blood, Parenthood and Revenge. In 2015 Courtney landed the leading role in the Lifetime TV film Kept Woman. Most recently, the talented actress has also had recurring parts on Supernatural and Legends of Tomorrow.
Danneel Ackles as Jessica Shore
Danneel Ackles is another talented actress and model, who appeared in NCIS as Jessica Shore. You may have also seen her in shows like JAG, the US daytime soap opera One Life to Live and the hit drama series One Tree Hill. a Season 10 episodes. Danneel is also famously married to another popular actor, Jensen Ackles who plays Dean Winchester on the TV series Supernatural.
Julie Benz as Denise Johnson
Julie Benz was one of the original members of the NCIS gang, who appeared in season 1 as Denise Johnson. She also has graced our screens in other hit TV shows like Roswell, Angel, Dexter, Defiance, Training Day and had a recurring role in the CBS series, “Hawaii Five-0”.
Madeline Carroll as Angela Kelp
Madeline Carroll made her movie debut in the 2006 horror film When a Stranger Calls. From there, Madeline popped up in movies like The Santa Clause 3 before landing parts in the Swing Vote alongside Kevin Costner. From there, she has continued to entertain us in movies like and in the Jackie Chan film The Spy Next Door, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Machine Gun Preacher, and The Magic of Belle Isle.
Tania Raymonde as Anna Real
Tania Raymonde had her breakout role as Cynthia Sanders in the TV series Malcolm in the Middle, before landing the leading role of Alex Rousseau in the ABC series Lost from 2006 to 2010. Since then, the talented actress has continued to land roles in shows and movies like MTV’s Death Valley and the horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D. In 2015, she joined the cast of The Last Ship, and moved on to star in the Amazon Video series Goliath.
Taylor Cole as Charlotte Cook
You may recognize Taylor Cole from Season 7 of NCIS as Charlotte Cook. You may also recognize her as the “Hot Neighbor” in the short-lived TV show Secret Girlfriend, before she landed the recurring role of Samantha Owens, a lab technician in the hit TV series CSI: Miami.
Kate Beahan as Colette Girard
Kate Beahan was originally born in Perth and appeared in many Australian TV shows and movies, before transferring her talents to the US. Fans may have spotted her in the NCIS Season 12 finale, as Colette Girad. Although one of her most prominent US roles was in the 2006 horror remake The Wicker Man opposite Nicolas Cage.
Kallee Brookes as Gwen
Kallee Brookes is an actress, producer and singer, and she graced the set of NCIS as Gwen in 2003. She continued to work on numerous projects, and her acting credits include Correcting Christmas in 2014 and 9-1-1 in 2018.
Josie Davis as Marta
Josie Davis appeared in the very first season of NCIS as Marta, but fans might also recognize her as Camille Desmond on Beverly Hills, 90210. She also landed roles in many hit TV shows, like Titans opposite Yasmine Bleeth, as well as Rules of Engagement, Shark, CSI Miami, Ghost Whisperer and Two and a Half Men. Fans will also know her for for her recurring role on CSI: NY too.
Heidi Dippold a Laura Seeger
Heidi Dippold is another accomplished actress to add to our list. After fine-tuning her talents at school, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2003, she played Laura Seeger in NCIS, and you might have seen her in a range of other popular shows like The Sopranos and House.
Kate Hodge as Agent Jane Melankovic
Kate Hodge is an actress and producer, and grew up in Berkeley, California, USA. She is best known for her roles in movies like Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III in 1990, She-Wolf of London in 1990 and Rapid Fire in 1992.
Alex Meneses as Vanessa
Alexandra “Alex” Meneses is best known for playing smoldering bombshell characters, and recently starred on The CW’s critically-acclaimed series Jane the Virgin. Aside from acting, the ALMA Award nominated actress is also a philanthropist and is committed to numerous causes. Most recently, you might have also spotted her as the-top diva actress, on NBC’s comedy series, Telenovela, which was produced by and starred Eva Longoria.
Amy Sloan as P.O. Cynthia Cluxton
Originally from Canada, Amy Sloan appeared as P.O Cynthia Cluxton in NCIS back in 2004. After this she went on to star in numerous shows and movies like The Day After Tomorrow, The Aviator and The Heartbreak Kid.
Megan Ward as Laura Rowans
Megan Ward is another talented Californian actress. She is best known for her roles in movies like Dark Skies in 1996, Arcade in 1993 and Encino Man in 1992. Megan has also been happily married to Michael Shore since 1995 and they have two children together.
Barbara Niven as Dr. Elaine Burns
Barbara Niven is a famous actress and producer, who is originally from Portland, Oregon. Some of her most prominent roles include Perfect Ending in 2012, Chesapeake Shores in 2016 and The Rat Pack in 1998.
Mya as Samantha ‘Jade’ King
Mýa Marie Harrison, is better known to the world as Mýa. Born into a musical family, Mya has gained international acclaim as a gifted US R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. While she is a famous artist and has sold millions of albums worldwide, she has also branched out into acting. You may have spotted her cameo in NCIS as Jade King. She has scored roles in movies like Chicago, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Shall We Dance and Cursed.