March 11, 2021

Beloved Spouses of NCIS: LA Cast

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Watching this fantastic cast week after week for years made fans want to know more about the actors of "NCIS: Los Angeles." Here's a little about the real-life spouses of the stars of the hit series.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" follows Special Agent G. Callen as he leads his elite team to battle enemies both foreign and domestic under the watchful eye of Operational Manager Henrietta "Hetty" Lange.

The team is comprised of Agent Kensi Blye, a hand-to-hand combat specialist, trained sniper, and forensic whiz, former Navy SEAL and G's partner Agent Sam Hanna, a technical analyst Eric Bartholomew Beale III, and the ranking team member Shay Mosley.

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Throughout the series, the team receives assistance from allies, including LAPD liaison officer Marty Deeks, Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones, and Operational Psychologist Nate Getz. The associates work alongside the NCIS Assistant Director, Owen Granger, a reserved agent and experienced administrator.

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CHRIS O'DONNELL: SPECIAL AGENT G. CALLEN

49-year-old actor Chris O'Donnell plays Special Agent G. Callen (AKA Grisha Alexandrovich Nikolaev) in the series and has been married to 46-year-old Caroline Fentress since 1997. They dated for three years before they married, but they met years earlier.

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O'Donnell and Fentress have five children together, 20-year-old Lilly Ann, 18-year-old Christopher, 16-year-old Charles, 13-year-old Finley, and Maeve, 11-years-old. 

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The actor once shared that there came the point in his career when he put on the brakes. He chose to focus on his wife and forming a family instead of the playboy lifestyle. The actor always wanted a traditional family life. 

Previously, O'Donnel appeared in "Scent of a Woman," "School Ties," "The Three Musketeers," "Circle of Friends," "Cookie's Fortune," "Vertical Limit," "Mad Love," and "Kinsey."

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Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress. Image Credit: Getty Images.

PETER CAMBOR

Peter Cambor, 41, played Operational Psychologist Nate Getz. While he has mentioned a girlfriend in the past, he never publicly revealed her identity. It is unknown if they are still dating or if he is seeing another person currently. Cambor landed the lead as an expectant father on "Notes from the Underbelly" after the show's creator saw his performance in a production of "The Cherry Orchard," opposite Annette Bening and Alfred Molina

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Cambor also enjoyed a recurring role as Brianna's boyfriend on "Grace and Frankie," a few episodes of "Suits," and as Sam in the 2018 film "Forever My Girl." 

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DANIELA RUAH: AGENT KENSI BLYE

35-year-old actress, Daniela Ruah, portrays Special Agent Kelsi Blye in the series. She is married to 43-year-old David Paul Olsen, a fellow actor and the brother of her NCIS on-screen husband, Eric Christian Olsen. Ruah and her husband have been together for eight years, and it was Eric who set them up.

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The two met on the "NCIS" set when Olson became a stunt double of his brother. The pair tied the knot in 2014 and now have two children, their six-year-old son River and three-year-old daughter Sierra. 

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Born in Boston, Massachusetts, when Ruah was 5-years-old, the family moved to Portugal. Ruah began acting when she was 16-years-old, starring in a Portuguese soap opera.

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In 2006, before she became Kensi Blye, Ruah won the Portuguese version of the reality competition show "Dancing with the Stars." 

In 2018, Ruah co-hosted the "Eurovision Song Contest" in Lisbon, Portugal, alongside Catarina Furtado, Sílvia Alberto, and Filomena Cautela.

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LL COOL J: AGENT SAM HANNA

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LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, plays Special Agent Sam Hanna in the series. He has been married to 51-year-old Simone Smith, a jewelry designer, for more than 23 years.

The pair share four children, Najee,29. Italia, 28, Samaria, 23, and Nina, 18. While they are all adults with their own families and careers, they remain very close to their parents.

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Since their teenage years, LL and Smith have known each other and dated for eight years before exchanging vows in 1995. In 2004, Smith was diagnosed with bone cancer but has since recovered. LL was her biggest supporter during her battle, and the experience definitely brought them closer.

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"You don't abandon someone in that foxhole, you know," the actor and rapper revealed to Oprah. "You got to be there in that foxhole with them. So I made some decisions professionally and decided to be by Simone's side during that period." 

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LINDA HUNT: OPERATIONAL MANAGER HETTY LANGE

Linda Hunt, a 74-year-old actress, plays team manager Henrietta "Hetty" Lange in the series. She has been married to psychotherapist Karen Kline, who is six years her junior, since 2008, but they have been together since 1978.

The two enjoy the privacy of their 1919 Hollywood bungalow, which they share with their two dogs. Hunt stands 4"9 , and as a teenager, was diagnosed with hypopituitary dwarfism. 

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She has had a very successful career for decades and appeared in films like "The Bostonians," "Dune," "Silverado," "Eleni," "Waiting for the Moon," "She-Devil," "Kindergarten Cop," and "If Looks Could Kill." 

Her other appearances include "Rain Without Thunder," "Twenty Bucks," "Younger and Younger," "Pocahontas," "The Relic," "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World," "Dragonfly," "Yours Mine and Ours," and "Stranger Than Fiction."

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BARRETT FOA: TECHNICAL ANALYST ERIC BARTHOLOMEW BEALE III

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Barrett Foa plays Technical Operator Eric Beale in the series. As a private person, Foa has never been married and has not had any reports of him dating anyone. In February 2019, Foa publicly came out as gay on social media.

Before "NCIS," Foa landed his first significant role, starring as Jesus in the off-Broadway revival of "Godspell." He made his Broadway debut in 2001 as an original cast of "Mamma Mia."

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He appeared in Broadway's "Avenue Q" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." In May 2008, he played Jordy in a workshop of "Giant," a new musical based on the Edna Ferber novel and the movie with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.

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ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN: OFFICER MARTY DEEKS

Eric Olsen plays Officer Marty Deeks in the series. He has been married to 36-year-old fellow actress Sarah Wright since their wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on June 23, 2012. The pair met on the set of the sitcom "The Loop" in 2005 and have been inseparable ever since.

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He appeared in Broadway's "Avenue Q" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." In May 2008, he played Jordy in a workshop of "Giant," a new musical based on the Edna Ferber novel and the movie with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.

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ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN: OFFICER MARTY DEEKS

Eric Olsen plays Officer Marty Deeks in the series. He has been married to 36-year-old fellow actress Sarah Wright since their wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on June 23, 2012. The pair met on the set of the sitcom "The Loop" in 2005 and have been inseparable ever since.

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They have two children: six-year-old son Wyatt Oliver and three-year-old daughter Esme Olivia. According to Wright, her husband has always managed to make time to be with his family despite his busy schedule as an actor and executive producer.

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Olsen's first starring role was in the 1999 TV movie "Arthur's Quest," followed by his role in NBC's "ER." Soon after, he landed a starring role in the series "Get Real."

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Eric Christian Olsen and his wife Sarah Wright. Image Credit: Getty Images.

It lasted for a year, after which Olsen was seen as Ben Affleck's gunner in "Pearl Harbor," quickly followed by a leading role in the film "Not Another Teen Movie."

He then played Jake in the comedy "The Hot Chick," and in 2003, he won the role of Lloyd Christmas in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," the prequel to "Dumb and Dumber."

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RENÉE FELICE SMITH: AGENT NELL JONES

Renee Felice, 34, plays Special Agent Nell Jones in the series. She has been in a longtime relationship with partner C.A. Gabriel, who she has known since she was 11-years-old. 

Smith and Gabriel are life partners and professional collaborators, and they have created many films together.

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Most recently, Smith starred in the 2017 comedy that they wrote and directed together, "The Relationtrip," which premiered at SXSW in March 2017. 

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In 2010, Smith was cast as Nell Jones on "NCIS: Los Angeles" as a recurring character. Her role was expanded as a main cast member after she impressed the producers with her acting.

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MIGUEL FERRER: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OWEN GRANGER

The late actor Miguel Ferrer, who died in 2017, aged 61, was the oldest of five children of Academy Award-winning actor José Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney and cousin of George Clooney. 

He played Assistant Director Owen Granger in the "NCIS" series until Season 8. He was survived by his wife of 12 years Lori Weintraub and their four children.

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Before his marriage to Weintraub, Ferrer was married to actress Leilani Sarelle from 1991 to 2003, with whom he had two sons, Lukas and Rafi. 

Ferrer's breakthrough role came in the 1987 film "RoboCop," and other notable movies include "Blank Check," "Hot Shots! Part Deux," "Mulan," "Traffic," and as Vice President Rodriguez in "Iron Man 3."

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NIA LONG: NCIS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR PACIFIC OPERATIONS SHAY MOSELY

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Nia Long played Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosely in the series until Season 10. She has been in a relationship with her 42-year-old fiancé Ime Udoka, a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player, since 2010.

In 2011, the couple welcomed their son Kez, and the couple announced their engagement in May 2015. Long has another son, born in 2000, from a previous relationship with Massai Dorsey.

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Nia Long and her fiancé Ime Udoka. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Long is known for her roles in the television series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Third Watch," and "Empire," and the films "Boyz n the Hood," "Friday," "Love Jones," "Soul Food," "In Too Deep," "The Best Man," "Big Momma's House" and "Are We There Yet?"

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Long also appeared in the video for Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," directed Yolanda Adams's music video for "This Too Shall Pass," and co-directed and appeared in Ashanti's music video, "Baby."

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Long won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for her performance on 'Third Watch.'

WHAT'S NEW IN SEASON 11

In the "NCIS: LA" Season 11 premiere, the series gave a much-deserved nod and handshake to its predecessor, '"JAG."

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The Harm and Marc reunion finally took place in-person when the two met on the ground during the mission. They didn't have any time to do more than exchange hellos and hug, although Harm went for a handshake.

Hetty went so far as to suggest Harm be put in for a leadership role at an NCIS division, like San Diego. The door is wide open for Harm and Mac to return to "NCIS: LA," especially if he takes one of the positions Hetty suggested.

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