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.
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 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.