Renée Felice Smith is an American actress best known for her starring role as NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones on the police procedural television series NCIS: Los Angeles, since 2010.
She appeared in Tony Kaye's film Detachment opposite Lucy Liu, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in Spring 2011.
Renée made her Off-Broadway debut in Second Stage's Wildflower. She was also a member of the Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab on Governor's Island in New York City and performed under the direction of Liz Diamond at the Yale School of Drama.
Renée graduated with honours from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she double majored in Drama and Journalism and minored in History. While at NYU, she studied commedia dell'arte in Florence, Italy.
She developed a female-centric comedic web series as well as a children's book series starring her very own French Bulldog, Hugo.
In her spare time, Renée enjoys tap dancing, vintage furniture and the occasional red velvet cupcake. She grew up in Long Island, N.Y. When not filming in Los Angeles, she resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.