Zoe McLellan

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Zoe McLellan
Born Zoe McLellan
(1974-11-06) November 6, 1974 (age 40)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) J.P. Gillain (m. 2012; div. 2015)

Zoe McLellan (born November 6, 1974) is an American television actress, known for her roles as Petty Officer Jennifer Coates in the CBS procedural JAG, as Lisa George in the ABC soapy comedy Dirty Sexy Money, and as Meredith Brody in the CBS series, NCIS: New Orleans.

Life and career[edit]

McLellan was born in La Jolla, California, and raised in Washington. In 1992, she was homecoming queen at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington.[1] In 1995, she began her career on television, appearing in later years on Sliders, Diagnosis: Murder, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 2000, McLellan had her first major movie role, in the fantasy film, Dungeons & Dragons.

In 2001, McLellan joined the cast of CBS procedural JAG, in a recurring role as Navy Petty Officer Jennifer Coates. For the final season of the show she was upped to series regular. After the series ended, McLellan was cast as the wife of Peter Krause's character, in the ABC soapy comedy-drama series, Dirty Sexy Money. The series was canceled after two seasons in 2009. McLellan later guest-starred on House and The Mentalist, and also had roles in a Lifetime movies. In 2014 she began playing the female leading role in the CBS procedural, NCIS: New Orleans.[2][3]


List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Imaginary Crimes Edgemont Girl #4
1995 Mr. Holland's Opus Girl 4
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Sandy
1999 Stonebrook Londyn
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Marina Pretensa
2006 Conversations with God Zoe - waitress
2008 Person, Place or Thing Alexis Short film
2009 Reunion Averil
2010 Inside Out Katherine Taylor Short film
2011 One Fall Julie Gardner
2014 Back to L.A. Alice Animated film; voice
List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Under Suspicion Martha Swail Episode: "Holy Suspect"
1995 Medicine Ball Episode: "Wizard of Bras"
1996 Nowhere Man Mary Episode: "Forever Jung"
1996 Sliders Logan St. Claire Episode: "Double Cross"
1997 Home Invasion Gia Television film
1997 Silk Stalkings Marin Kennedy Episode: "Pink Elephants"
1999 The Wrong Girl Kelly Garner Television film
1999 Diagnosis: Murder Detective Taylor Lucas Episode: "Blood Ties"
1999 Stranger in My House Lara Lipski Lewis Television film
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Tal Celes Episodes: "Good Shepherd" and "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
2000–01 The Invisible Man (2000) Kate Easton Episodes: "The Value of Secrets" and "Frozen in Time"
2002 First Monday Emmie Episode: "Showdown"
2001–05 JAG Petty Officer Jennifer Coates Recurring role (seasons 7–9); main role (season 10); 63 episodes
2005 Bitter Sweet Elizabeth Television film
2007–09 Dirty Sexy Money Lisa George Main role, 23 episodes
2009 House Rules Julia Rose Television film
2010 Deadly Honeymoon Gwen Merced Television film
2010 House Sidney Merrick / Patient X Episode: "Baggage"
2010 Royal Pains Kim the winemaker Episode: "In Vino Veritas"
2010 The Mentalist Marie Jarret Bajoran Episode: "Red Hot"
2010 The Whole Truth Stephanie Concolino Episode: "Liars"
2014 NCIS Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody Episodes: "Crescent City: Part 1" and "Crescent City: Part 2"
2015 Perception Alice Pierce Episode: "Brainstorm"
2014–present NCIS: New Orleans Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody Main role, 24 episodes


  1. ^ "Zoe McLellan". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Lesley Goldberg (3 February 2014). "'NCIS' New Orleans Spinoff Sets 'JAG' Alum as Female Lead - Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "'NCIS: New Orleans' casts 'JAG' actress". EW.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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