NCIS: New Orleans cast

Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

as Special Agent Dwayne "King" Pride

Scott Bakula is perhaps best known for his work on the critically acclaimed drama “Quantum Leap,” for which he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Last year, Bakula received an Emmy nomination for his role in the television movie “Behind the Candelabra.” His additional television credits include starring roles in “Men of a Certain Age” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.”

Additionally, Bakula will return for the second season of “Looking” this fall. He has had recurring guest appearances on “Law & Order,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Chuck.”

Upcoming, Bakula can be seen in the musical feature “Basmati Blues,” the feature film “Me Him Her” and the indie feature “Elsa & Fred.” Additional feature film credits include “The Informant!,” “Life as a House,” “American Beauty,” “Major League: Back to the Minors,” “Lord of Illusions,” “My Family,” “A Passion to Kill,” “Color of Night,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Sibling Rivalry” and the animated film “Cats Don’t Dance.”

Born in St. Louis, Bakula moved to New York in 1976 to begin his career on the stage. He starred in “Marilyn: An American Fable” and “Romance/Romance,” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Additional stage credits include “Guys and Dolls,” at the Hollywood Bowl, “Dancing in the Dark,” “ Quality of Life,” “No Strings,” “ Shenandoah,” “Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down” and “Nite Club Confidential.”

Also, Bakula has starred in several miniseries and television movies, including “Papa’s Angels” and “The Bachelor’s Baby,” on the Network, “A Girl Thing,” “Mean Streak” and “The Invaders.”

Bakula lives in Los Angeles. He was elected to the Screen Actors Guild’s Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as an alternate to SAG’s National Executive Committee. 

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

as Special Agent Meredith Brody

Zoe McLellan’s television credits include starring roles in “JAG” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” Additional television credits include guest appearances in THE MENTALIST and NCIS, on the Network, “House M.D.,” “Sliders” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Her film credits include “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Stranger in my House,” “Stonebrook,” “Reunion,” “Inventing the Abbotts,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Conversations with God” and the short film “Person, Place, or Thing.”

On the stage, McLellan starred in “Very Truly Yours,” “Motherlove” and “Control Freaks.” A singer, Zoe performed her original songs in the cabaret show “L’efflueur des Sens” and recorded the song “Angels and Apples.”

Born in La Jolla, Calif. and raised in Washington State, McLellan relocated to New Orleans for the series. 

Lucas Black

Lucas Black

as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle

Lucas Black started his career at age 11 with a part in the feature film “The War,” which quickly led to starring roles in the TV series “American Gothic” and the cult feature film “Sling Blade.”

Black’s additional film credits include “42,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Promised Land,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Seven Days in Utopia,” “Jarhead,” “Legion,” “Get Low,” “Deepwater,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” “Crazy in Alabama,” “All the Pretty Horses,” “Cold Mountain” and “Killer Diller.” Upcoming, he can be seen in the film “Fast & Furious 7.”

Black also starred in the television movies “Tough Trade,” “The Miracle Worker” and “Flash.”

Raised in Speake, Ala., Black is living in New Orleans with his wife and two children while filming the series. He is a football and baseball fan and can often be found on the golf course. 

CCH Pounder

CCH Pounder

as Dr. Loretta Wade

CCH Pounder is revered by critics and fans alike for her powerful performances in film and television. Pounder has received four Emmy Award nominations for her roles in the television series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” “ER,” “The X-Files” and “The Shield,” where her performance as “Claudette Wyms” also awarded her a MIB Prism Award, two Golden Satellite Awards and the Genii Excellence in TV Award. Additional television credits include “Warehouse 13,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Revenge” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

Pounder’s film credits include “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Home Again,” “Avatar,” “Orphan,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “RoboCop 3,” “Sliver,” “Tales from the Crypt,” “Face/Off,” “End of Days” and her breakout role in “Bagdad Café.”

Pounder received a Grammy Award nomination for best spoken word album for “Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be,” and won an Audie Award for “Women in the Material World.”

An advocate of the arts, she is active in the Creative Coalition and has nourished emerging artists though the Pounder Kone Art Space in Los Angeles and the Musee Boribana in Senegal, Africa, which she co-founded with her husband, Boubacar Kone. Also, Pounder is a founding member of Artists for a New South Africa and serves on the Board of the African Millennium Foundation.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana and raised in England, Pounder moved to the United States to attend Ithaca College. In 2010, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Ithaca College. Currently, Pounder splits her time between Los Angeles and Senegal, Africa.  

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