‘NCIS: Hawai’i’: Could Featured Actress on Flagship Series Be Taking Major Role on Upcoming Spinoff

by Katie Maloney

Could this “NCIS” AND “NCIS: Los Angeles” actress appear in the Hawai’i spin-off series?

Every “NCIS” fan knows that the show is all about crossovers and interconnected stories. It’s not unheard of for a character from one of the “NCIS” franchise series to make an appearance on another. And fans love seeing their favorite characters make appearances in other shows. What is pretty unheard of is for one actress to play two separate characters on the shows. Nevertheless, actress Nicole Steinwedell did just that.

The actress made her “NCIS” debut in the 2013 episode titled, “Alibi.” During the episode, she plays Olivia Chandler, a gold digger who teams up with two criminals she meets during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The three of them conspire to kill Chandler’s husband so that she can inherit his fortune. But, as usual, Gibbs and his team foil the plan and serve justice to all.

However, Steinwedell’s “NCIS” days didn’t end there. She returned to the franchise in 2015 during an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” But she didn’t reprise her role as Olivia Chandler. Instead, she played an entirely new character named Allison Nelson. During the episode titled “Defectors”, the team searches for a missing teenage girl who they think was recruited by a terrorist organization.

Will Nicole Steinwedell Appear in ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’?

Besides “NCIS” Steinwedell has also appeared in several other television shows including “The Rookie”, “Dynasty”, “Extinction”, “Criminal Minds”, “Code Black” and “Masters of Sex.” Most recently, she played Tabitha on “S.W.A.T.”

So, will she be appearing in the new “NCIS: Hawai’i” spin-off series? The short answer is, we don’t know just yet. But, Steinwedell also recently appeared in the popular series “Hawaii Five-0.” This role could play an important part in a crossover storyline in the upcoming series. “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Hawaii Five-0” teamed up back in 2012 for the episode titled “Touch of Death.” So, it’s totally feasible that Steinwedell could find her way onto the “NCIS: Hawai’i” set. That said, it seems unlikely.

Yes, there’s potential for the actress to appear on the show. But the franchise will probably frown on one actress appearing as three different characters across the three shows. The good news is, if she does land a role in the series, she’ll may likely have a major role. Maybe the third time is the charm! We’ll just have to wait and see. The series is set for release later this year.