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When did Nell join the NCIS: Los Angeles cast?

Renee Felice Smith as Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles cast
Renee Felice Smith as Nell Jones on the NCIS: Los Angeles cast. Pic credit: CBS

Nell Jones continues to play an important role on NCIS: Los Angeles — but for new fans, or those who need a refresher, here’s some information about when she joined the show.

Renee Felice Smith’s character became a member of the NCIS: Los Angeles cast back in Season 2. Her first episode was called Special Delivery, and it was the fourth one of Season 2.

At first, Nell was a recurring character on NCIS: Los Angeles, but she fit in so well with the other cast members and the character was strong enough that she became one of the main cast members midway through that season.

The character of Penelope (Nell) Jones is an Intelligence Analyst for the team and works closely with Eric Beale (played by Barrett Foa) in the Los Angeles office. The tandem has also been romantically involved on the show.

Who plays Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles cast?

Actress Renee Felice Smith has now been a part of the NCIS: Los Angeles cast for almost nine seasons. She has appeared in a total of 202 episodes so far, and that number is only expected to grow. The character is still going strong as Season 10 continues.

Smith has been an important part of the NCIS: Los Angeles cast and hasn’t been involved in a lot of projects outside of it. She appeared in an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and was seen in the movie Detachment, but her main acting credit stems from the CBS show.

Nell Jones’ job is one based on intelligence and working NCIS cases from different angles. The character is also there for comedic relief, which is much-needed with some of the subject matter covered in the show.

Renee Felice Smith has always been up to the task and it gets even more interesting when the team needs her to work in the field. The casting director did a great job with this role.

NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on CBS.

Ryan is a movie reviewer and entertainment enthusiast who has been writing about sports, film, television, breaking news, and celebrities for nearly 15 years. He... read more
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