Zoe McLellan

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Zoe McLellan
Born Zoe McLellan
(1974-11-06) November 6, 1974 (age 40)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
  • J.P. Gillain (m. 2012)
(filed for divorce)

Zoe McLellan (born November 6, 1974) is an American television actress, known for her roles as 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]


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


  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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