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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Why You Already Recognize Presciliana Esparolini From the NCIS Universe

by John Jamison
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Presciliana Esparolini, beyond having an amazing name, appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” midway through Season 12. She starred in the episode titled “Overdue.” And fans may have been asking themselves, where do I know her from?

Believe it or not, the actress who plays DCSA Agent Rosa Martinez is actually an “NCIS” veteran. That being said, only the most observant fans were able to place Esparolini’s face. Before making her debut in the significant Agent Martinez role on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” she played a different and much smaller part on the original “NCIS.”

In 2015, Presciliana Esparolini appeared in two episodes of “NCIS” Season 12. She is credited as “Deputy” in the episode titled “Cabin Fever.” She is listed as an uncredited actor for her appearance in an episode titled “The Enemy Within,” as well.

With 19 seasons and counting, the original “NCIS” has provided countless opportunities for up-and-coming actors. Fans who recognized Presciliana Esparolini in “NCIS: Los Angeles” would have been delighted to see her. She played a bigger role in the same universe.

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” actress has had a career characterized by the types of one-off character parts like Agent Martinez that she plays on the show. Over the years, Esparolini has appeared in shows such as “Goliath,” “13 Reasons Why,” and “Ray Donovan.”

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Renewed For Season 13

After “NCIS: New Orleans” was canceled, and following a batch of renewal announcements that didn’t include “NCIS: Los Angeles,” fans were worried that the show wouldn’t be back.

But the good news for fans is that in April, CBS announced the show’s return. The news was bittersweet, however. In May, fans learned that Nell Jones actress Renee Felice Smith wouldn’t be returning. To make matters worse, Eric Beale actor Barrett Foa also announced his departure from the show.

“It’s truly difficult when you work with people you love who have become your family, who become so much more than your co-workers. A lot like me and our fabulous crew at ‘NCIS Los Angeles,'” Renee Felice Smith told ET Online. “I do commend Nell for stepping into her power and really making a decision to serve herself rather than people-please and to serve others. It’s quite commendable.”

On the other side of things, CBS announced some positive news along with the renewal. “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans were excited to hear that the network is starting a whole new chapter of the series. “NCIS: Hawaii” is set for a 2021-2022 debut season.

In fact, Deadline recently reported that the new show just began production on location in Oahu. The cast of the show features Yasmine Al-Bustami, Noah Mills, Jason Antoon, and Vanessa Lachey. It will premiere sometime in the Fall.