A female agent is filling the shoe of very Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo in the upcoming NCIS season 14.
Actress Jennifer Esposito will be joining the cast as Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn as a series regular.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Quinn is an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center. Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will lure her back into the field as part of his team.
She is set to make her debut in NCIS season 14 episode one.
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Who is Jennifer Esposito?
Esposito formerly starred in Blue Bloods. She left the show after accusing CBS of not telling the truth behind her absence from Blue Bloods. Esposito recently appeared on Mistresses and The Affair.
Esposito was once married to actor Bradley Cooper. The two tied the knot on December 30, 2006 but filed for a divorce in May 2007. Their divorce was finalized in November 2017. Two years later, Esposito got engaged with Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis. The couple broke up in August 2010.
In October 2011, Esposito admitted that she was diagnosed with celiac disease. The following year, she opened a celiac friendly bakery in Manhattan’s East Village – the Jennifer’s Way bakeshop.
NCIS is not the first police procedural drama of Esposito. Esposito made her first television appearance in Law & Order in 1996. The actress joined the cast of “Blue Bloods” in 2010, playing the role of Detective Jackie Curatola.
Meanwhile, other newcomers are Wilmer Valderrama and Duane Henry. The latter appeared in the final two episodes of season 12 as MI6 officer Clayton Reeves. He has been promoted to series regular.
The new addition has been announced following the departure of Michael Weatherly from the CBS show after 13 years. Weatherly, who played the role of DiNozzo, left the show after season 13.
NCIS returns on September 20 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.