When Zoe McLellan was a little girl, she told her aunt she wanted to be ‘inside the TV’ and  she has seen that dream become a reality!

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McLellan currently co-stars on NCIS: New Orleans, an off shoot of the #1 scripted show on television. McLellan portrays Special Agent Meredith Brody, alongside Scott Bakula and Lucas Black.  McLellan is also a singer/songwriter.  She performed her original music in the cabaret show “L’efflueur des Sens” at the King King Club in Hollywood.

Now relocated to New Orleans for her new show, McLellan is the 6th generation of her family to live in the Crescent City and she is loving it! We’re excited to share with you the new things we’ve learned about this BELLA when we caught up with her last week:

What attracted you to becoming a part of NCIS?

NCIS is the number one show in the world. And B, New Orleans!

You are also a singer/songwriter. Can we expect to see more from you in this


Yes! I write and sing all the time. Soon enough I’ll get my act together and record


How do you balance your career with finding time to unplug?

I grab quiet moments when I can. I breathe. I do yoga in my trailer. I cat nap as much as possible. And I have a punching bag at home to get my stress out.

What are your top 3 beauty must-haves?

1) Abra Therapeutic Hydrating face wash

2) Burt’s Bees tinted Lip Balm

3) Christian Dior Showdown Mascara.

How do you define beauty?

I feel that beauty stems from confidence. The stronger and more grounded I feel, the more beautiful I feel. Part of that is really being ok with myself, even when I’m tired or having a bad day. It’s all beautiful.  

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