Zoe McLellan is an American actress probably best known for her roles on “JAG” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” She is set to appear in the CBS “NCIS” spinoff, which will take place in New Orleans. She’ll play a Special Agent from the Midwest who is a fish-out-of-water. She is notably not active on social media.
Zoe McLellan is of Irish descent and her first name is pronounced like “Joe,” not “Joey.” Though she was born in La Jolla, California, she grew up in Seattle. She took acting classes since she was seven years old. “I did theatre. I auditioned for film, television, commercials and built up not just a resume but also some confidence.”
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Zoe McLellan attended South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington, and she was the Homecoming Queen for the Class of 1992. During that time, she worked in a bowling alley and baby-sat.
She got her big break in the film “Mr. Holland’s Opus” in 1995.
Zoe McLellan moved to Los Angeles in 1996. “I made the decision to be an actress and I booked a job five days later.” She said in a separate interview about Hollywood, not to “take anything personally…it took me a while to understand that it’s not always about your acting.”
She has also appeared on “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Dungeons & Dragons” and “The Mentalist,” among other projects.
Zoe stays in shape, as she said, “I’m a big believer in listening to your body and I eat lots of vegetables and fish. I also love to dance and run, so I do what feels good in the moment, but I’m not a prisoner in the gym or count calories or eat rice cakes.”
Zoe McLellan is married to J.P. Gillian and she resides in Los Angeles, though she has also spent time in New York City.