Blue Bloods alumna Jennifer Esposito has joined the cast of veteran CBS drama NCIS as a series regular. In addition, Duane Henry, who guest-starred in the final two episodes of the Mark Harmon-led series last season, has been promoted to regular for the upcoming Season 14.

Esposito will play NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn, an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center. Gibbs (Harmon) will lure her back into the field as part of his team, where he will take advantage of her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent. Her character will be introduced in the September 20 season premiere.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Jennifer Esposito joining us for Season 14,” said NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg. “She embodies everything that we hoped for in the character of Quinn, and we can’t wait to have her come be a part of our team.”

Duane Henry
CBS

Henry plays MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves, who rose above his British blue-collar roots to become a successful government agent.

Esposito’s recent TV credits include Mistresses and The Affair. On the film side, she next will be seen in upcoming feature You Get Me. She’s repped by CAA, Carissa Stewart and Attorney Marcy Morris.