Jennifer Esposito finally confesses to why she left 'NCIS' after only one season

Apr 26, 2018
05:35 A.M.
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Fans of the actress will get to see her starring opposite a famous Hollywood star.


The 14th season of the CBS veteran show NCIS saw the introduction of Agent Alexandra Quinn, known to her friends and family as Alex.

She was a teacher at the Law Enforcement Training Center, but Leroy Gibbs knew her skills as a former federal agent and convinced her to come back to his team.

As the show progressed, viewers watched the brilliance of the character unfurl, along with glimpses of her quick-wittedness.

Jennifer Esposito, the actress who donned the role, had been signed up as a regular on the series and gathered a lot of fans, as reported by Deadline.


However, she decided to quit the show after the 14th season, and the reason for her departure has finally been revealed.


The 45-year-old television actress spoke up about her experience at NCIS, and she had only positive things to say about the show and the showrunners.

Esposito stated that getting to work on the crime series and the team behind it was one of the greatest opportunities of her career.

However, she decided to move on after one season in pursuit of her next big break.

It is reported that she will soon be starring opposite Hollywood icon John Travolta in Speed Kills for Hannibal Classics.

The plot of the film is built around speedboat racing, with Esposito featuring as a pivotal character, and will premiere in August.


The actress' exit was written into the show by sending agent Quinn away to take care of her aged mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

The premise of this twist was set when agent Quinn was seen answering calls from her mother multiple times in the last few episodes of the season.

NCIS is the second crime series on CBS that Esposito has been associated with, after

Blue Bloods

. She had a similar single-season stint on the ABC show