Renée Felice Smith

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Renee Felice Smith
Born (1985-01-16) January 16, 1985 (age 30)
New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Known for Nell Jones, NCIS: Los Angeles

Renée Felice Smith (born January 16, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles, since joining the series began in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Smith 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,[1] Stonestreet Studios Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg Institute.[2]


Smith's first acting job was a national television commercial for Dannon yogurt at age six.[2]

Smith started off in theatre, having made her debut in Second Stage's Wildflower.[3] 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. The pilot movie is called The Wyoming Story.[4] 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.[5] In 2011, she appeared as a supporting character 'Missy' in Detachment.[3]

In 2012, she started in co-creating a children's book series based on her French bulldog, Hugo.[1]

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

In April 2015, she starred in and produced the short film, Baby, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival.

In May 2015, Smith won the SET Award for Portrayal of a Female in Technology. The award was presented by The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik and EIC President/CEO Brian Dyak at the 2015 NCWIT Summit for Women and IT.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Who's in bed with - Renée Felice Smith". Tails Magazine. June 25, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Krystle L. DiNicola (July 26, 2011). "Patch chat: Renée Felice Smith". Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Neumann, Carolin (2 November 2010). "NCIS: Los Angeles befördert Datenanalystin Nell Jones" (in German). Serienjunkies. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ 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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