‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: One Actor’s ‘Role Model’ is a Star on ‘9-1-1’

by Jonathan Howard
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With so many procedural dramas with big-name cast members, it makes sense one former NCIS: Los Angeles star has a role model on 9-1-1. The NCIS series and the spinoffs have had so many great stars and guest stars in the past.

Back in 2018 when she was regularly appearing on NCIS: Los Angeles, Andrea Bordeaux talked about the show, her life and career, and a lot more. Part of that conversation included who her role models are in the film industry. There were a couple of names mentioned. However, one was very familiar for fans of 9-1-1.

“Oh goodness, I have so many [role models] and for so many different reasons. Angela Bassett – I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid. She has done so much brilliant work and people know how amazing she is, but she’s still so underrated as an actress. She doesn’t’ get as much shine as she deserves,” Bordeaux explained.

As far as role models go, Bassett is a great one. She has been in so many iconic films and has had a long and storied career. There are tons of actors and actresses that would say that Bassett is on their list of role models.

The former NCIS: Los Angeles actress does have other role models. They are two other women that inspire so many in American and across the world.

Former ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actress Looks up to Beyonce

While Bassett was the first name that Bordeaux brought up, she wasn’t the only name mentioned. The former NCIS: Los Angeles actress had two other names to mention. When it comes to being successful and being your own person these two stars are the perfect examples.

“I love Tiffany Haddish,” Bordeaux said. “… she is the definition of a carefree black girl. I love how she lives her life unapologetically, she is exactly who she is and she doesn’t care how you feel about it. I think that’s fantastic! Beyonce because, well, Beyonce. [Laughs] I’ll be seeing her at Coachella this weekend. Everyone is jealous.”

So, it sounds like Bordeaux has been able to see her role model live in the past. We can all only hope to see our role models do what they do in person. While Bordeaux isn’t on NCIS: Los Angeles anymore, she has had other gigs since then. She appeared in an episode of Dynasty back in 2019 and she is a main cast member for Run the World, a 2021 comedy on Starz.

With such strong role models, it is no wonder that the actress is able to find so much success in her career. While she has had a record of appearing on crime dramas, her dabble into comedy has been a nice change of pace it seems.