Renée Felice Smith

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Renee Felice Smith
Renée Felice Smith 2012 (cropped).jpg
Born (1985-01-16) January 16, 1985 (age 30)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Known for Nell Jones, NCIS: Los Angeles

Renée Felice Smith (born January 16, 1985) is an American actress best known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

She attended Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, New York, as well as the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, minoring in history,[2] Stonestreet Studios Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg Institute.[3]


Renée's first acting job was a national television commercial for Dannon yogurt at age 6.[3]

Smith started off in theatre, having made her debut in Second Stage's Wildflower.[4] She was cast for a sitcom on The CW directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, tentatively titled "Wyoming", but only a pilot was produced since the project was not picked up by the network.[5] She was then cast to appear as Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles. Initially planned to be only a recurring character, Smith's role was expanded to Main Cast after impressing the producers with her acting.[6] In 2011, she appeared as a supporting character 'Missy' in Detachment.[4]

In 2012, Renée started in co-creating a children's book series based on her French bulldog, Hugo.[2]

In April 2014, Renée starred as Frankie in Code Academy, a sci-fi production in which young men and women are kept apart until a certain age.


  1. ^ Seidman, Robert (November 1, 2010). "Renée Felice Smith Joins the Cast of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' As a Series Regular". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Who's in bed with - Renée Felice Smith". Tails Magazine. June 25, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Krystle L. DiNicola (July 26, 2011). "Patch chat: Renée Felice Smith". Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Zack Mandell (March 15, 2012). "Interview with Renée Felice Smith who plays Missy in Tony Kaye's new film "Detachment"". Yahoo! Voices. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Neumann, Carolin (2 November 2010). "NCIS: Los Angeles befördert Datenanalystin Nell Jones" (in German). Serienjunkies. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Leopardi, Fulvia (2 November 2010). "Alan Dale in Undercovers; novità per Rookie Blu e NCIS: LA, le serie tv dicono chi sei" (in Italian). Televisionando. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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