Emily Wickersham Adds to ‘NCIS’ Series as Ellie Bishop

Emily Wickersham will join the NCIS top rated drama cast regularly. The actress was earlier intended to appear in three episodes but has been promoted to a series regular.

Emily Wickersham is promote to join the cast of NCIS full time, CBS announced yesterday (4th November 2013).

The actress, who has seemed in such films as I am Number Four and Remember Me, originally shooted three episodes for NCIS. However her acting, NSA analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, has been promoted to a series regularly. The show’s team and producers were highly complementary of Wickersham and mad to be working with the actress.

Michael Weatherly told to press that “We’re excited about is having Emily join us on these little adventures we do every week and seeing how she is in the world that we create together. I hope the audience likes her as much as we did right away.”


The former The Sopranos actress was cast as Bishop in September after Cote de Pablo, who played Ziva, left the show. Wickersham’s character in NCIS has been depicted as “a cryptical mixture of analytic brilliance, furious determination and noble-mindedness.”

The first of the three episodes Wickersham was intended to originally appear in will begin to come on scree on November 19th. According to Entertainment Weekly, Wickersham’s character will be introduced when the NCIS team discovers the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a closed meeting. Bishop had previously warned of such a security breach and is induced board to help discover who was behind the crime.

NCIS follows a team of security experts as they solve crimes within the US naval forces in their jurisdiction. The show, originally set in Washington, engendered a spin-off series set in Los Angeles. 

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