Sasha Alexander Then
Sasha Alexander was a part of NCIS since the show first aired, as she has portrayed Kate Todd. Many viewers remember her from the signature dark hair she sported on the show, which varied from shades of brown to black. Unfortunately, Sasha’s character didn’t last as long as some fans would have hoped – Kate Todd was murdered just a year and a half after the show began.
Sasha Alexander Now
NCIS fans may not even recognize Sasha Alexander if they passed her on the street, as she normally sports blonde or even reddish locks instead of the darker shades she featured on the show. She has had roles in such films as He’s Just Not That Into You and Yes Man. Currently, she plays Helene Runyon on the hit series Shameless.
Stephanie Mello Then
You’ll recognize Stephanie Mello as the actress who played Cynthia Sumner on NCIS. Cynthia served as a personal assistant on the show and given her office role, tended to dress up more than the field agents did. Aside from her smart sense of style, Cynthia was known for regularly feuding with Leroy Gibbs, who liked to bother her when she was trying to focus on her other work.
Stephanie Mello Now
Stephanie Mello has certainly changed quite a bit since NCIS, given that her role on the show ended nearly 15 years ago. However, she has aged wonderfully and still features her beautiful, curly hair in her acting roles. Most of her appearances have been limited to television commercials, although she did appear in an episode of Big Time Rush in 2013.
Emily Wickersham Then
Emily Wickersham is better known to NCIS fans as Eleanor Bishop, a series regular. Her sense of style on the show has been more about function than anything else, as she favors ponytails and hair tucked into her cap most of the time. However, she pulls off the look well. Her character got a divorce later on in the show, but her look didn’t change much as a result.
Emily Wickersham Now
While Emily Wickersham features her beautiful blonde locks outside of NCIS, she opts for a more stylish approach than her character Eleanor Bishop does on the show. Like most actresses, she tends toward whatever skirts or dresses fit the occasion. She probably appreciates the chance to go for a more relaxed look on NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans!
Liza Lapira Then
As Michelle Lee on NCIS, Liza Lapira had to act as a member of a highly talented legal team would. As such, her appearance on the show has always been about looking professional. When it was uncovered that she was actually a spy, her modest style really started to make sense! Her dark hair allowed her to have an unassuming look and blend in when needed.
Liza Lapira Now
In real life, it’s hard for a beautiful actress such as Liza Lapira to simply blend in! Outside of NCIS, Liza has appeared on some of the biggest shows and films in recent history, including Dexter, Crazy Stupid Love, and Fast & Furious. She currently plays the role of Eve on the TV show 9JKL.
Nina Foch Then
If you watched a lot of NCIS, you will quickly recognize actress Nina Foch as Victoria Mallard, mother of Ducky Mallard on the show. She appeared for a couple of episodes early in the show, but then vanished from the cast as it was explained that she had Alzheimer’s. Later on, Abby would discover that Ducky’s mother had died, a fact which he had kept a secret.
Nina Foch Now
Although Nina’s character on NCIS wore a lot of typical house coats and other old lady fare, the real life Nina was a very stylish woman whose short blonde hair kept her looking healthy and youthful. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2008 at the age of 84, but not before she added to her acting credits with a last appearance on the show The Closer.
Tamara Taylor Then
Appearing on NCIS in 2005, Tamara Taylor played Cassie Yates, a special agent on the team. While viewers got a tantalizing glimpse of Tamara in a glamorous red dress in her first appearance, she was mainly seen with her hair pulled back and in uniform, as her character was all business. Her loose bangs allowed her to look great whether her hair was up or down.
Tamara Taylor Now
Tamara Taylor is no secret to glamour in real life, as she got her start in the modeling business! When she earned a role in the hit show Bones, it gave her a head start in the world of acting. Although she tends to customize her look for whatever the role needs, she has generally favored longer styles in more recent years.
Jessica Steen Then
Jessica Steen appeared as Paula Cassidy beginning in the first season of NCIS. Since 2003, she appeared in occasional episodes as Paula, returning in 2015 for her first appearance on the show in eight years. Steen’s strawberry blonde hair set her apart from others on the cast, but she kept it pulled back away from her face as her character focused on the task at hand.
Jessica Steen Now
Jessica Steen was seen in films such as Armageddon and Loving earlier in her acting career. In recent years, Jessica has decided to go full blonde as she has gracefully crossed over into her 50s. Her recurring roles in the TV series Those Damn Canadians and Heartland have kept her very busy over the last decade.
Maria Bello Then
Maria Bello has had a long and successful acting career, but has only recently joined the team in NCIS. She appears as Jackie Sloane, one of the main characters in the show’s 15th season. Maria’s understated beauty and blonde hair has made her an instant hit with viewers, and it appears that she has become a permanent part of the cast.
Maria Bello Now
Outside of the show, Maria’s look is constantly changing and evolving. In films such as Prisoners, Secret Window, and A History of Violence she has always adapted her hair and style for the role. Her role in NCIS has not slowed down her output, as she currently has three films in post-production!
Rena Sofer Then
Rena Sofer’s appearances on NCIS were limited to season seven, when she appeared as Margaret Allison Hart, a vindictive attorney that took part in a case regarding an accidental death of a jetpack-using Marine. She was quite the foil for Gibbs during her episodes on the show, and her straight black hair and business suits underscored her no-nonsense approach.
Rena Sofer Now
Rena Sofer definitely changed her look and attitude for her role on NCIS, as off-screen she favors wavier hairstyles. She was very well-known as Quinn Fuller on the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which she was on for almost 500 episodes! She has also appeared in Another Man’s Wife and A Stranger Among Us.
Daniela Ruah Then
Daniela Ruah joined the cast of NCIS for just two episodes in 2009, playing the role of Kensi Blye. However, she has gone on to become a mainstay in NCIS: Los Angeles, as she continues to play the role of Kensi on the show to this day. While the dark-haired beauty favors an understated look as an NCIS agent, she has also flaunted her gorgeous looks during certain undercover assignments.
Daniela Ruah Now
Even in closeups on NCIS, it’s not often that noticeable that Daniela Ruah actually has two different colored eyes. While her right eye is almost black, her left is a brown color. She has grown out her hair in recent years and often shows it off on the red carpet and at events. She has only really done short films outside of NCIS: Los Angeles in recent years, as her duties on the show keep her very busy.
Jennifer Esposito Then
Jennifer Esposito played Alexandra Quinn for just a single season on NCIS. Alexandra tended to wear business casual attire on a regular basis and opted to wear her hair down while many of the other female characters wore baseball hats. The character was certainly a favorite of many viewers, but she was written out of the show when her character had to leave to care for her elderly mother.
Jennifer Esposito Now
Jennifer Esposito continues to feature her long, brown hair during red carpet appearances and in her acting roles. She appeared in the TV series The Affair as she was filming her role in NCIS, and her first post-NCIS role is set to be in the crime thriller Cigarette, which co-stars John Travolta, Tom Sizemore, and Matthew Modine.
Scottie Thompson Then
Scottie Thompson’s part in NCIS was one shrouded in secrecy and surprises. Originally, the character of Dr. Jeanne Benoit debuted on the show as the girlfriend of special agent Tony DiNozzo. However, it was discovered later that she was Rene Benoit’s daughter. Scottie left the show in 2008 when the two characters split up, but she has returned for a couple of appearances in recent years.
Scottie Thompson Now
When Scottie returned to NCIS, she still had her signature brown hair, but she’s often seen showing off her natural curls, too. In her red carpet appearances, Scottie is always up on the latest fashion trends, and she has continued to act regularly in shows such as 12 Monkeys and films such as The Lookalike.
Millie Bobby Brown Then
Millie Bobby Brown landed her on-screen debut as Young Alice, in 2013, on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. In 2014, she landed the recurring role of Madison on the series “Intruders”. That same year, she appeared on one episode of NCIS. During the episode “Parental Guidance Suggested”, Gibbs and the team are trying to figure out the murder of the wife of a Navy Seal. Brown played the daughter of the murdered mother.
Millie Bobby Brown Now
When Millie Bobby Brown played Rachel Barnes on “NICS” in 2014, her name was widely unknown. However, fast forward 2 years later and this is no longer the case. Brown is considered one of the most popular child stars currently in Hollywood. Since 2016, Brown has played the role of Eleven in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”. Brown will make her feature film debut in the Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is set to be released in 2019.
Lauren Holly Then
Among a sea of dark ponytails covered in baseball caps, Lauren Holly instantly stood out with her short, red hair when she debuted on NCIS in the show’s third season. She played Director Jenny Shepard, who was a successful leader until the character was tragically murdered by a hitman in the fifth season of the series.
Lauren Holly Now
Although Lauren Holly has sported a lot of hairstyles over her acting career, she tends to go longer than she did on NCIS. Also, she may be a true redhead, but her color is less bright naturally than it was on the show. She continues to act in films such as her recent appearance in The Blackcoat’s Daughter.
Pauley Perrette Then
Speaking of women who favor darker hair, Pauley Perrette has been a key part of the show as Abby Sciuto since the beginning. She often incorporated choker necklaces, which are now back in style, to her dark hair and outfits. She sometimes wore her hair in pigtails and preferred black and white colors for her dresses and t-shirts.
Pauley Perrette Now
Recently, it was announced that Pauley Perrette would soon leave the cast of NCIS, marking an end of an era for the long-running show. Pauley has been on the show for fifteen years and most viewers wouldn’t even know that she has naturally lighter colored hair! Don’t look for the distinctive spider web tattoo in her next role, either: that one’s just makeup for the role of Abby Sciuto.
Cote de Pablo Then
Cote de Pablo played Ziva David on NCIS, a special agent that was formerly part of the Israeli army. Like most of the show’s agents, she opted for an understated look most of the time, with her dark, long hair tucked back in a braid under her team hat. However, she had chances to show off her beautiful hair when undercover tasks called for it.
Cote de Pablo Now
Over the years, it’s been hard to pin down Cote de Pablo’s style, as she has kept it changing and evolving with the times. However, most of her styles have featured her naturally curly locks, including her current bob cut. The actress saw her run on NCIS come to an end in 2013, but she has been seen in The 33 and the TV movie Prototype since then.