‘NCIS’: What Former Star Emily Wickersham Considers Her Hidden Talent

by Samantha Whidden
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Emily Wickersham may be known for her acting ability on NCIS. But she actually has a hidden talent that most people don’t know about. Wickersham can throw a mean spiral. While the NFL hasn’t come calling (yet), the 37-year-old actor discussed her talent in a 2016 interview with Good Housekeeping.

She said, “I can throw a football pretty well. Perfect spiral. Just sayin.’”

But besides football and NCIS how does she spend her time? Well, Wickersham also likes to relax as well. She continued, “When I’m not working, I like to do things alone, just to take a breath. The entire NCIS cast and crew is about 200 people, so my quiet moments typically happen at home in the bath or at a Pilates class by myself.”

Coming off a stint on NCIS, Wickersham might have more time to relax these days. The actor said goodbye to her character, Ellie Bishop, at the end of the season. Bishop has become a fan favorite on the show. And Wickersham attributed that fact to her well-intending nature.

“Yeah, I would always want to play one of the bad guys. Bishop [her character] is a goody-good, but its part of what I love about her character. It’s fun. I got to work on some stuff about my character’s divorce and kind of get more emotional, but generally, she’s pretty uppity and goody-goody, which is also fun to play.”

Emily Wickersham’s Recent Departure From ‘NCIS’ After Nearly 8 Years 

Emily Wickersham recently departed from the hit CBS series NCIS. During the show’s season 18 finale, Emily’s character, Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop was sent on a secret mission. Wickersham went on to confirm on Instagram Bishop’s exit by writing, “Hangin this hat and jacket up. What a great it’s been. This cast, this crew, are top notch, I can’t say enough kind words about this group that I’ve had the pleasure of working with for close to 8 years now and 172 episodes later.”

Emily also writes, “This business is finicky and weird. Consistency is a part of a show where I got to show up and act and laugh and learn with wonderful people. A moment in time I surely won’t forget. Thank you CBS and NCIS for including e in part of television history.”

Brian Dietzen, who plays Dr. Emmy Palmer on the show, shared his support for Wickerham on the post, “So d–n proud of you my friend. Also, I’m gonna miss the hell outta you on set. I can’t wait to see what you do next. Whatever it is, I’ll be there in the front row. Thank you.”

NCIS was recently renewed for its 19th season, which is currently set to premiere this upcoming fall. The franchise’s spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles will also be returning for its 12th season while NCIS: Hawai’i will be premiering as well.

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