Emily Wickersham

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Emily Wickersham
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Wickersham at the 2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Emily Kaiser Wickersham

(1984-04-26) April 26, 1984 (age 36)
Kansas, United States
Years active2006–present
Blake Hanley
(m. 2010; div. 2018)

Emily Kaiser Wickersham (born April 26, 1984) is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.[1]

Early life[edit]

Wickersham has Austrian and Swedish (Värmland) ancestry. She was born in Kansas but grew up in Mamaroneck, New York.[2][3][4] She attended Muhlenberg College for two years before dropping out.[5]


In 2013, following the departure of actress Cote de Pablo, Wickersham was cast as NSA Analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop in a three-episode arc on NCIS, starting November 19, 2013, on CBS. She was subsequently promoted to series regular.[6][7] Wickersham has also appeared in the feature film Gone and made a number of guest appearances on television.

Personal life[edit]

She married musician[8][9][10] Blake Hanley on November 23, 2010, on Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys.[11] They divorced in December 2018.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Gardener of Eden Kate
2008 Definitely, Maybe 1998 Intern
2009 How I Got Lost Taylor
2010 Remember Me Miami Blonde
2011 I Am Number Four Nicole
2012 Gone Molly Conway
2015 Glitch Vanessa


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Late Show with David Letterman Jules 1 episode
2006 Parco P.I. Grace Carr "Just Another Pretty Face"
2006–07 The Sopranos Rhiannon Flammer Recurring role, 4 episodes
2007 The Bronx Is Burning Suzy Steinbrenner "Caught!"
2007 The Gamekillers The Girl "Marcus & Aja"
2007 Mitch Albom's for One More Day Maria Benetto Lang TV film
2009 Taking Chance Kelley Phelps TV film
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ceci Madison "Major Case"
2009 Bored to Death Emily "The Case of the Stolen Skateboard"
2009 Trauma Jessica "Stuck"
2011 Gossip Girl Leading Lady "Yes, Then Zero"
2013 The Bridge Kate Millwright "Rio", "Maria of the Desert", "Old Friends"
2013–present NCIS Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop Recurring role season 11 (3 episodes)
Main role: season 11–present (153 episodes)
2016 NCIS: New Orleans "Sister City: Part 2"


  1. ^ "NCIS Exclusive: Sopranos Alum Eyed as Ziva's Successor, Debut Set For November". TV Line. September 17, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Emily Wickersham (December 19, 2013). "Interview with Emily Wickersham". The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Episode 1, 846. CBS. I'm Austrian and Swedish, born in Kansas.
  3. ^ Deborah Starr Seibel (December 7, 2013). "TV's biggest hit 'NCIS' welcomes Emily Wickersham". New York Post. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Emily Kaiser Wickersham and Blake Anderson Hanley". Celebrity Ping. August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "NCIS' Emily Wickersham: Ingénew – CBS.com". CBS. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Emily Wickersham joins 'NCIS' as series regular". Reality TV World. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 4, 2013). "'NCIS' Promotes Emily Wickersham to Series Regular". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: THE CELEBRATORY GLOW OF GHOST LION'S "SHOT THE SUN DOWN"". atwoodmagazine. atwoodmagazine. November 10, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Why star Mark Harmon chose Emily Wickersham to replace Cote de Pablo on NCIS". perthnow.com.au. perthnow. November 4, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "My Fair Emily". cbs.com. CBS. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Emily Kaiser Wickersham and Blake Anderson Hanley". Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "After Hollywood heartbreak, Hanley lives dream at SunFest". cbs12.com. WPEC. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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