Renée Felice Smith

NCIS: Los Angeles has made Renée Felice Smith a series regular, CBS announced Monday.

Smith joined the cast this season in the recurring role of intelligence analyst Nell Jones, whose shrewd insights made her an asset to the team.

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"Renée is an exciting and fun addition to the cast," executive producer Shane Brennan said. "Like the character she plays, Renée is adorable, fearless and an absolute joy to work with. We're delighted to have her on the NCIS: Los Angeles team."

The series, an NCIS spinoff now in its second season, stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J.