Roma Maffia

Former Nip/Tuck star Roma Maffia, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of NCIS, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Maffia will play Vera Strickland, an experienced, tough Special Agent who is on the cusp of retirement. And there's a good chance she'll share some history with Gibbs (Mark Harmon).

"Roma Maffia is a wonderful actress who fits this role perfectly," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com. "Considered 'one of the boys,' her character goes all the way back to NIS and Mike Franks [guest star Muse Watson]. We couldn't be happier to have Roma for this very fun episode."

Besides her role as anesthesiologist Dr. Liz Cruz on Nip/Tuck, Maffia has also recently appeared on such shows as Pretty Little Liars and Grey's Anatomy

NCIS 
premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c on CBS. Maffia's episode is slated to air in October. 

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