Zoe McLellan

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Zoe McLellan
BornZoe McLellan
(1974-11-06) November 6, 1974 (age 40)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
  • J.P. Gillain (m. 2012)
(filed for divorce)
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Zoe McLellan
BornZoe McLellan
(1974-11-06) November 6, 1974 (age 40)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
  • J.P. Gillain (m. 2012)
(filed for divorce)

Zoe McLellan (born November 6, 1974) is an American television actress, known for her roles as Jennifer Coates in the CBS procedural JAG, as Lisa George in the ABC soapy comedy Dirty Sexy Money, and as Meredith Brody in the CBS series, NCIS: New Orleans.

Life and career[edit]

McLellan was born in La Jolla, California and raised in Washington. In 1992 she was homecoming queen at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington.[1] In 1995 she began her career on television, appearing in later years on Sliders, Diagnosis: Murder, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 2000, McLellan had her first major movie role, in the fantasy film, Dungeons & Dragons.

In 2001, McLellan joined the cast of CBS procedural JAG, in a recurring role as Navy Petty Officer Jennifer Coates. For the final season of the show she was upped to series regular. After the series ended, McLellan was cast as the wife of Peter Krause's character, in the ABC soapy comedy-drama series, Dirty Sexy Money. The series was canceled after two seasons in 2009. McLellan later guest-starred on House and The Mentalist, and also had roles in a Lifetime movies. In 2014 she began playing the female leading role in the CBS procedural, NCIS: New Orleans.[2][3]


1994Imaginary CrimesEdgemont Girl #4
1995Under SuspicionMartha SwailEpisode: "Holy Suspect"
1995Medicine BallEpisode: "Wizard of Bras"
1995Mr. Holland's OpusGirl 4
1996Nowhere ManMaryEpisode: "Forever Jung"
1996SlidersLogan St. ClaireEpisode: "Double Cross"
1997Home InvasionGiaTelevision film
1997Inventing the AbbottsSandy
1997Silk StalkingsMarin KennedyEpisode: "Pink Elephants"
1999The Wrong GirlKelly GarnerTelevision film
1999Diagnosis: MurderDetective Taylor LucasEpisode: "Blood Ties"
1999Stranger in My HouseLara Lipski LewisTelevision film
2000Star Trek: VoyagerTal CelesEpisodes: "Good Shepherd" and "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
2000Dungeons & DragonsMarina Pretensa
2000-2001The Invisible Man (2000)Kate EastonEpisodes: "The Value of Secrets" and "Frozen in Time"
2002First MondayEmmieEpisode: "Showdown"
2001–2005JAGPetty Officer Jennifer CoatesRecurring cast (seasons 7-9), series regular (season 10), 63 episodes
2006Conversations with GodSmall role
2008Person, Place or ThingAlexisShort film
2007-2009Dirty Sexy MoneyLisa GeorgeSeries regular, 23 episodes
2010Deadly HoneymoonGwen MercedTelevision film
2010HouseSidneyEpisode: "Baggage"
2010Royal PainsKimEpisode: "Listen to the Music"
2010The MentalistMarie Jarret BajoranEpisode: "Red Hot"
2010The Whole TruthEpisode: "Liars"
2010Inside OutKatherine TaylorShort film
2011One FallJulie Gardner
2014NCISSpecial Agent Meredith "Merri" BrodyEpisodes: "Crescent City: Part 1" and "Crescent City: Part 2"
2014Back to L.A.Alice
2014–presentNCIS: New OrleansSpecial Agent Meredith "Merri" BrodySeries regular


  1. ^ "Zoe McLellan". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Lesley Goldberg (3 February 2014). "'NCIS' New Orleans Spinoff Sets 'JAG' Alum as Female Lead - Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "'NCIS: New Orleans' casts 'JAG' actress". EW.com. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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