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"NCIS": Emily Wickersham joins cast as series regular

Melissa Hayer Published: November 4, 2013
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Emily Wickersham will begin appearing on the CBS drama “NCIS” as a series regular cast member Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Details, provided by CBS, are as follows:

Wickersham plays NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation.

Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team,” said Executive Producer Gary Glasberg. “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn¹t be more thrilled to have her on board.”

Wickersham’s character, Ellie Bishop, will be introduced when it is discovered the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, a security breach Bishop described in exact detail two years ago in a threat analysis report.  Working side-by-side with Gibbs and the team, Bishop cross-examines the case file to help determine who is behind the crime.

Wickersham’s film credits include “Gone,” “I am Number Four” and “Remember Me.”  Her television credits include “The Sopranos,” “The Bridge” and “Gossip Girl.”

The 11th season of “NCIS” is broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on the CBS Television Network.

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