Renée Felice Smith Promoted to NCIS: Los Angeles Regular

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Renee Felice Smith, who began playing perky, lovable intelligence analyst Nell Jones early this season, is now a series regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.

"Renee is an exciting and fun addition to the cast," Executive Producer Shane Brennan said.

"Like the character she plays, Renee is adorable, fearless and an absolute joy to work with. We're delighted to have her on the NCIS: Los Angeles team."

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The second-year series has really hit its stride this year, with Smith and fellow new regular Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks) playing important roles in the characters' dynamics.

The on-screen chemistry of Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) has always been strong, while Hetty (Linda Hunt) endeared herself to the audience from day one.

Thanks to Deeks' partnering with Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Nell's banter with Eric (Barrett Foa), the show is developing some great relationships to compliment its action.

It's unclear if the plot lines of Dom and Nate were planned from the beginning, but regardless, you can't go wrong with more Nell. Congrats to Renee on her promotion.

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The Nell character grates on my nerves! I used to look forward to every episode, but now, I have to steel myself I watch it. And, still, I can't help but cringe almost every time she speaks. She is trying too hard to be cute and she's too much of a 'know-it-all' that it's not funny.

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Renee Felice (Nell Jones?) on NCIS L.A. is hard to accept as a believable character--she sounds like a renegade from a chipmunk farm, not an educated, seasoned intelligence analyst, and looks 15 to 17 years old. Sorry, nice lady, but not a good fit for NCIS L.A.

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SHE IS SOOOOOO CUTE AND COOOOOO COOL!!!

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fantastic, anybody that does not like her cannot except change.she is awesome.I am sure the half wits that write bad things also did so when macy was gone and Hetty appeared. she is a keeper.

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Nell is totally annoying and unnecessary. She is NOT a team player because she's always in competition with the other agents. Please re-think her position and have her transferred -- permanently!!!! (We are huge fans of Chris O'Donnell and have never missed an episode, but when Nell's on, it's painful.)

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nell is great!! and ms smith beautiful!! there are now 3 great partnerships in this fantastic series!!

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Love the new character Nell
Shane Brennan good move!!

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She was kind of annoying the first couple of episodes but she has grown on me, not sure how she is replacing Nate however. I like Nate but I don't neccesarily see him as an every show type of character so he can come and go as needed.

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i want nate back :(

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I do not like her. She just doesn't fit well

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