Where is NCIS’ Agent Lee star now? Inside Liza Lapira’s life after CBS drama
NCIS’ Agent Michelle Lee had a turbulent time in the police procedural but what happened to actress Liza Lapira?
NCIS’ Agent Michelle Lee (played by Liza Lapira) was introduced in season four where she embarked on a fling with Donald “Ducky” Mallard’s (David McCallum) medical assistant Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen). Their romance ended in season five as Palmer felt that he was being “used” and she wasn’t seen again until series six. This is when the real drama started for Agent Lee as she was hiding plenty of secrets from the rest of the team.
US military plans were being leaked from within NCIS and after some digging, it was discovered that Lee was the mole.
When confronted, she confessed but explained it was because Amanda, her sister who she has raised like a daughter since their parents’ death, was being held captive.
She helped NCIS track down the real culprit behind it all Ted Bankston (David Eigenberg) who took hold of Lee as a human shield to try and protect himself.
But in a moment of self-sacrifice, Lee gave Agent Leroy Gibbs (Mark Harmon) the nod to shoot, k!ll!ng both her and Bankston.
Where is NCIS’ Agent Michelle Lee star Liza Lapira now?
While actress Liza Lapira didn’t become a series regular in NCIS, she has gone on to star in various other popular shows since her exit in 2008.
Some of these include Dollhouse, Traffic Light, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Super Fun Night, Battle Creek and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.
More recently, Lapira starred as Eve in the CBS sitcom 9JKL and Mia in Netflix’s Unbelievable.
She also starred in the revamp of Nancy Drew on The CW as clairvoyant Victoria Fan
Fans nowadays will best know her as Melody “Mel” Bayani in the CBS drama The Equalizer.
Starring alongside Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, Mel is a former sniper with the US Air Force, turned bar owner.
She is often Robyn’s right-hand woman on missions and someone the equalizer can truly rely on when things get tough.
Lapira praised the show earlier this year for allowing her to work closely on a racism storyline.
In season two, the justice vigilantes find out that the owner of a Chinese-American restaurant was k!lled in a hate cr!me, masked to look like an accidental electrical fire.
This led to Mel herself opening up about her own experience of rac!sm.