Taking into account that NCIS is on its 15th season – we’re excited! Not all series have such a shelf span, but we have the genius authors to thank and characters to worship. Especially the leading ladies of NCIS, and why is that? We want to honor a performance that places females front and center, in powerful positions that others will look up to and respect. In a moment of crazy unrest, we thank the feminist core of NCIS – so we’ve put together the most unforgettable ladies of NCIS and what they’re doing off-script. Only take a peek for yourself!
Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto
And we continue with the one and only, the quirky forensic scientist, Abby Sciuto. Come on, boys. There is no easier way to kick off this list. Apart from performing, the 48-year-old is also a published novelist, musician, and prominent civil rights supporter. Unfortunately, we’ll have to say farewell to our Caf-Pow chugging Abby as she’s scheduled to quit the program at the end of season 15. However, when it comes to Abby, well, here’s what Perrette had to suggest, “[I] wouldn’t call herself anything but Abby…What she represents is a smart, capable chick that cannot be reduced to a stereotype.” Preach, kid, preach.
Jennifer Esposito as Alexandra Quinn
Jennifer Esposito, a 44-year-old actress, and novelist is famed for her Crash roles, Summer of Sam, Don’t Say a Thing, and Welcome to Collinwood. Ok, so her TV works out there, Spin City, Samantha Who? Mistresses, Blue Bloods, and, clearly, NCIS. Fans were eager to watch Alex Quinn’s job with her smart humor, swift mind, and big talent – but Esposito just stuck around for one season.
Stephanie Mello as Cynthia Sumner
NCIS viewers witnessed the technician Cynthia Sumner engage with Jethro Gibbs hilariously for about two seasons. While she is no longer on the program, reruns are still a must. Stephanie Mello is an actress now with her name on more than 100 nationwide TV advertisements, so keep your eyes open!
Emily Wickersham as Eleanor Bishop
Emily Wickersham is a new-bee to Hollywood, with her first film appearance in Gardener of Eden in 2007. Although her first television performance with David Letterman was in 2006 on Late Night, Wichersham played Jules for only one sketch. In 2013, as our beloved Cote de Pablo quit the show (such a bittersweet feeling!), Wickersham was taken back as NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop.
Liza Lapira as Michelle Lee
The stage, the video, the TV, Liza Lapira did it all. Best recognized as Kianna from the 2008 film 21, Ivy, Dollhouse assistant Topher Brink, and NCIS special agent Michelle Lee. Lapira currently has a primary position in the 9JKL sequence.
Scottie Thompson as Dr. Jeanne Benoit
There’s a movie, TV, and stage actress here now who requires no introduction. Since 2006, the 36-year-old actress has starred in several plays, such as Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Bones, Rizzoli and Isles, Graceland, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, and, to name a couple, 12 Monkeys. She reprised her role as Dr. Jeanne Benoit in NCIS in 2015.
Nina Foch as Mrs. Victoria Mallard
Nina Foch dominated Hollywood for six decades as a leading lady whose roles showed her as a calm, aloof sophisticate. Foch has 50 feature films to her credit and more than 100 tv appearances. And she attached to the list the position of the elderly mother of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard! Besides performing, Foch also taught at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California until she died in 2008.
Tamara Taylor as Cassie Yates
Since 1991, 47-year-old Canadian actress Tamara Taylor has been slaying it in Hollywood, and there’s a lot more to come. While Taylor had good guest roles on NCIS, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, and Dawson’s Creek, in 2006, she landed a primary, recurring part on Bones. In February 2018, Taylor’s latest show, Altered Carbon, came out.
Jessica Steen as Paula Cassidy
The Canadian film and TV star Jessica Steen is next up. For her positions in Captain Control and the Troops of the Future, Homefront, Armageddon, NCIS, Flashpoint, and Heartland, Steen is well known. At 51, as far as the big screen is concerned, Steen is still going high.
Maria Bello as Jackie Sloane
Eh hem, no introduction is needed for Maria Bello. The argument is that you know Bello, if you know her from ER, Coyote Ugly, Contact, or Goliath. Special Agent Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Sloane is near and dear to your core, particularly if you are an NCIS fan. Bello is a huge advocate for humanitarian efforts outside of Hollywood.
Weronika Rosati as Rivka David
The Polish actress Weronika Rosati may have made her debut in Polish soap operas, but she has undoubtedly branched out over the years. Particularly with her role as Rivka Davis, Tali’s and Ziva David’s mother. In True Detective, Mystical, and The Detour, Rosati recently appeared.
Juliette Angelo as Emily Fornell
Meet Emily Fornell, Special Agent Tobias Fornell’s teenage daughter. However, let’s change attention from her NCIS. At eight years old (!), Juliette Angelo made her Broadway debut in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Angelo had Billy Elliot and Mary Poppins on Broadway, too.
Alicia Coppola as Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman
Next up is Alicia Coppola, 49! Although Coppola may have begun her TV career as a hostess on an MTV game show, Remote Control, she’s come pretty far. She has also appeared in Trinity, Star Trek: Voyager, JAG, Priest, Bones, and Jericho. In Teen Wolf, The Young and the Restless, and Designated Survivor, her most recent positions were
Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Samantha Ryan
You do know what you need to know when you see the word, Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis has been racking up awards due to her amazing performances in film and television since 1977. We’re not going to annoy you with a rundown of her most popular roles. You’ve already seen all of them. Since it is her most recent part to die for in Scream Queens.
Margo Harshman as Delilah Fielding
Even Stevens, The Idea of the Big Bang, and now NCIS—Margo Harshman, 31, is doing well for herself. These are her most popular series, of course, and there are loads of others. We’re positive there is plenty to come from Harshman. For now, however, we’re going to watch her position as a wheelchair-bound D.O.D. security analyst and wife of Timothy McGee.
Jacqueline Obradors as Paloma Reynosa
Jacqueline Obradors is up next, with films like Six Days, Seven Weeks, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and Unstoppable to her credit. Even though Obradors is better known as Det. Rita Ortiz of NYPD Blue for her TV role. She performed the recurring role of Paloma Reynosa in NCIS in 2010.
Meredith Eaton as Carol Wilson
Meredith Eaton now labels her a “short-stature actress” because she’s 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, perhaps! Eaton is famous for her work in Family Law as Emily Resnick and in Boston Legal as Bethany Horowitz. For six seasons, on NCIS and its spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, Eaton played Carol Wilson’s role.
Diane Neal as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin
Casey Novak from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit would still be offered to Diane Neal. But the space for development is still there! Since 2009, Coast Guard Investigation Service Special Agent Abigail Borin has been represented by Neal on NCIS and its spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. In The Following and Blue Bloods, Neal’s most current positions were.
Rena Sofer as Margaret Allison Hart
Rena Sofer, a 49-year-old star, is well recognized for her numerous daily TV, episodic guest shows, and tv films. In 1995, Sofer won a Daytime Emmy Award for her appearance as Lois Cerullo in the General Hospital soap opera. Her last TV appearance was on Chicago PD in 2014, but she still has a primary role on The Brave and the Lovely.
Michelle Pierce as Breena Slater
She secured a few television parts as soon as Michelle Pierce graduated from UCLA. Such as CSI: NY, Days of Our Lives, Criminal Hearts, Desperate Housewives, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, and many others. Pierce debuted on NCIS as a recurring character in 2010. Pierce portrays Jimmy Palmer’s girlfriend (now wife), portrayed by Brian Dietzen.
Penny Johnson Jerald as Joanne Torrence
Penny Johnson Jerald, 56, is known for quite a few roles she has done. Like Beverly Barnes on The Larry Sanders Show, Deep Space Nine, Sherry Palmer on 24, and Captain Victoria “Iron” Gates on Castle: Kasidy Yates on Star Trek. Jerald is actually in the Orville role of Dr. Claire Finn.
Clare Carey as Ann Gibbs
Although Clare Carey has appeared in several movies, alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, she is best known as Kelly Fox on Coach and Macy Carlson on Too Little Time. Carey performed Jethro Gibbs’ mother, and in NCIS: New Orleans played a different character, Anne Boudreau’s militia villain.
Susanna Thompson as Lt. Col. Hollis Mann
Many due to her parts in Tiny Giants, Ghosts of Mississippi, Random Hearts, and Dragonfly, Susanna Thompson cherished many. And then, in Once and Again, Spear, and Eternal, there are her TV roles. From 2006 to 2015 on NCIS, Thompson starred in eight Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann episodes.
Sarah Jane Morris as NCIS Special Agent Erica Jane ‘EJ’ Barrett
Sarah Jane Morris is now best known for her appearance in Brothers & Sisters as Julia Walker. She has been portraying the role of Special Agent Erica Jane Barrett on NCIS since 2011. Her last television appearance on Grey’s Anatomy was in 2016.
Lindsay Wagner as Barbara
If you didn’t know Lindsay Wagner as The Bionic Woman’s Jaime Sommers, then you were living under a rock. It was the performance that really launched the career of Wagner to grandeur. Since 1971, she has been performing and recently had a guest appearance as Alex Karev’s mom on Grey’s Anatomy. Wagner portrayed the mother of Eleanor Bishop in NCIS season 13 (played by Emily Wickersham).
Lily Tomlin as Penelope Langston
What has not been done throughout her career by the iconic Lily Tomlin? I say she’s an experienced comedian, actress, journalist, artist, and artist. And indeed, to back up her extraordinary career, she has a huge, long list of accolades. Tomlin starred in NCIS, named “The Penelope Papers” after she made her return to TV – she portrayed Penelope Langston, Agent Timothy McGee’s (Sean Murray) grandma.
Abigail Breslin as Sandy Watson
Abigail Breslin had her start in advertising at just three years old. The remainder is passed. She portrayed a blind child who was abducted in the 2004 episode, ‘See No Bad.’ She’s also acting in Scream Queens and the film Dirty Dances on TV.
Louise Lombard as Special Agent Lara Macy
The English actress Louise Lombard is known for her appearances in The House of Eliott as Evangeline Eliott and in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sofia Curtis. Lombard portrayed Special Agent Lara Macy on NCIS in a two-part episode.
Jaime Ray Newman as Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke
The 42-year-old actress and singer starred as Lt. Cmdr. Melanie Burke for two episodes in 2011. Veronica Mars, Eastwick, Eureka, Red Widow, Mind Games, Evil City, and most recently The Punisher, while we know her well from General Hospital.
Jaime Murray as Julia Foster-Yates
The English actress Jamie Murray is next up. For her parts in Hustle, Dexter, Spartacus: Arena Gods, Ringer, Warehouse 13, Defiance, Once Upon a Time, and The Originals, she is well recognized. She had a guest appearance on NCIS in 2009 as ICE Agent Julia Foster-Yates.
Troian Bellisario as Sarah McGee
You are gazing at the daughter of Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, the producers. Yeah, that is why she seemed so familiar with her last name! Her dad built NCIS! Troian made her acting debut at the age of just three and is crushing it. You might have recently caught her on the famous Pretty Little Liars program. She portrayed McGee’s sister on NCIS – funny enough, her real-life stepbrother is Sean Murray.
Mary Stuart Masterson as Congresswoman Jenna Flemming
For three seasons, actress and producer Mary Stuart Masterson starred as Congresswoman Jenna Flemming. In the films At Near Range, Some Wonderful, Chances Are, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Benny & Joon, she is noted for her work. Currently, on Blindspot, she portrays FBI Director Eleanor Hirst.
Catherine Dent as Whitney Sharp
Best established in the Shield as Danielle “Danny” Sofer, Catherine Dent has featured for two NCIS episodes. She’s also made several appearances on famous TV programs – we’re not going to mention them all while they’re racing for a mile. She has a recurring role in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents and has only appeared on Arrow.
Laura San Giacomo as Dr. Grace Confalone
Maya Gallo from Just Shoot Me! Dr. Grace Confalone has had a recurring role on NCIS. For her roles as Cynthia in Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and as Kit De Luca in Pretty Lady, Laura San Giacomo is also popular. She also appeared in Saving Grace as Rhetta Rodriguez too. She was on Grey’s Anatomy recently.
Zoe McLellan as Agent Meredith Brody
Also identified in JAG as Petty Officer Jennifer Coates, in Dirty Sexy Money by Lisa George, and in NCIS by Meredith Brody: New Orleans. In Designated Survivor, Zoe McLellan is now a series member as White House Attorney Kendra Daynes.
Melinda McGraw as Diane Sterling
Melinda McGraw is famous for Albino Alligator, Wrongfully Charged, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps when it comes to films. Moreover, in The Commish, The X-Files, and Mad Minds, the 54-year-old is known for her tv performances. In NCIS, she portrays Diane Sterling, Leroy Jethro Gibbs’s ex-wife, and Tobias Fornell.
Sarah Clarke as Tess Monroe
First of all, Sarah Clarke will still be Nina Myers, the liar to most of us on 24. In the film Twilight, Erin McGuire on Trust Me, and CIA Agent Lena Smith on Clandestine Relations, you may know her as Renée Dwyer, Bella Swan’s mum. Today, in Bosch, she stars as Eleanor Wish.
Virginia Williams as Leah Ramsey
For a B.A. in Stage Production from Fordham University, Virginia Williams later learned Shakespeare at Oxford University and 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 appearance on NCIS as Leah Ramsey, and she recently portrayed C.J., Steve’s love interest in Fuller House.
CCH Pounder as Dr. Loretta Wade
1979 is when this Guyanese American actress made her appearance on the big screen. Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (AKA CCH) has acted and featured in numerous films, made-for-TV videos, TV miniseries, plays, and shows. You still know her from ER, The Shield, Avatar, Warehouse 13, Sons of Anarchy, and most recently NCIS: New Orleans.
Mary Mouser as Kelly Gibbs
Mary Mouser is enjoying the life of an actress in Hollywood at age 21. By default, she is recognized by most fans as Lacey Fleming from Body of Evidence. Or maybe it’s due to her most recent appearance as the daughter of Karen Grant, Fitz, and Mellie on the hit TV show Controversy. Mouser has had a recurring appearance as Kelly, the daughter of Jethro Gibbs on NCIS.
Darby Stanchfield as Shannon Gibbs
Today, in the political drama Controversy, Darby Stanchfield is better known for her murderous appearance as Abby Whelan. She was identified as April Green from Jericho before this, however, and as Helen Bishop from Crazy Men. She starred from 2006 to 2012 as Shannon Gibbs, Jethro Gibbs’ first wife.
Connie Jackson as Elaine
Connie Jackson, the actress, and producer, is known for starring in NCIS, How to Get Away with Murder, and My Name Is Lamar. She started filming NCIS in 2015, and until today, she’s still in the cast as a recurring actress.
Kiara Muhammad as Kayla Vance
The child actress and singer Kiara Muhammad is widely recognized for her appearance as the voice of Doc McStuffins in the animated television series Doc McStuffins. She appeared on NCIS in 2012 as Kayla Vance, the daughter of the Head of NCIS, Leon Vance.
Wendy Makkena as Dr. Rachel Cranston
Fifty-nine-year-old actress Wendy Makkena made her Santa Barbara TV series debut in 1986. She has appeared in some movies, but her niche in television. On NCIS, as Dr. Rachel Cranston, Makkena has a recurring role.
Jackie Geary as Agent Susan Grady
Jackie Geary, a graduate of Barnard College, is an actress and director. For her works on 13 Explanations Why, White House Down, and NCIS, Geary is renowned. Agent Susan Grady’s recurring role on NCIS was accompanied by a woman who is always after Sean Murray’s character, Agent Tim McGee.
Paula Newsome as Jackie Vance
That’s correct. Paula Newsome portrays the spouse of Leon Vance, the Director of NCIS. The Latest Adventures of Old Christine, Bones, Parenthood, Drop Dead Diva, Grey’s Anatomy, Suits, Palace, and How to Get Away with Murder are some of her most well-recognized roles. Newsome is also known for her numerous television roles.
Renée Felice Smith as Nell Jones
Renée Felice Smith has played Nell Jones, an NCIS researcher, since NCIS: Los Angeles began in 2012. The 33-year-old actress just started her career in 2008, and she landed a fairly amazing part two years later! She has recently included in a Philadelphia version of It’s Still Sunny.
Nia Long as Assistant Director Shay Mosley
In The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, the actress Nia Long is renowned for her appearances. While her gigs are much more well-known in movies. On NCIS: Los Angeles, she has the primary position of Shay Mosley, Executive Assistant Chief.
Bar Paly as Anna Kolcheck
See Bar Paly, the Israeli-American model, and actress who was born in the USSR. She had her Hollywood break back in 2003 in the movie Zehirut Matzlema. She has featured in a variety of television and film programs, including CSI: NY, Pain & Benefit, How I Met Your Mum, and Tomorrow’s Legends of DC. There is a recurring role for Paly on NCIS: Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Bogush as Joelle Taylor
Elizabeth Bogush, a 40-year-old star, has worked on many television programs. Beverly Hills, 90210, Everyone Loves Raymond, How I Met Your Mum, and The Idea of the Big Bang, even Scrubs. Plus, for the text message service KGB, she does the ads. On NCIS, she had a recurring role: as Joelle Taylor in Los Angeles.