Ziva David is a character on NCIS. She is a probationary ("probie") NCIS agent pending U.S. citizenship.

David was a Mossad (Israeli secret police) operative who was sent to NCIS following the murder of Special Agent Caitlin Todd by rogue operative Ari Aswari.

She was Ari's control officer and half-sister; they shared the same father; Deputy Director of Mossad Eli David.

At one point NCIS Special Agent Gibbs was cornered by Ari, but Ziva emerged and kills Ari. After his death, she asked to be assigned as a liaison for Mossad at NCIS.

Ziva's liaison position was later terminated under the orders of Director Vance following the death of Director Shepard.

Ziva went on to work undercover in Morocco after her liaison position was terminated, however it was later learned that Vance had deliberately sent Ziva back to Israel in order to help uncover a mole within NCIS.

Believed dead, Ziva was rescued by Tony, McGee and Gibbs, who killed her terrorist captor himself.

Little is revealed about Ziva’s personal life, but she is close with Special Agent Tony DiNozzo.

Ziva is Jewish, and is always seen wearing the Star of David, though attention is rarely drawn to this.

Ziva David Quotes

Tony: Don't worry McScout; We got our Mossad hunting dog. Bark once for yes.
Ziva: Grrrr!

Tony: (on the phone) Hey Probie, what I am looking at?
Vance: A career in the fast food industry.
Tony: Director Vance. How are you, sir?

NCIS Quotes

Palmer: I take it you heard?
Gibbs: Mmm hmm.
Palmer: Yeah, she saw the baby and just....I guess she felt the same way we felt when we first saw him. Can't fault her for that, right?
Gibbs: You should go home.
Palmer: I will. Yeah Breena and I, we just wanted to get all this stuff out of the house. You know, we wanted to give it back as soon as possible.
Gibbs: We.
Palmer: Me. She's hurting too, but she is so much stronger. She's ready to try again. And me - I feel like I can't breathe. I never felt this bad in my life, Gibbs.
Gibbs: Well, just wait until it's 3:00 in the morning, and your kid's running 104. You're just getting started.
Palmer: That's the point. I'm not starting, you know? Maybe I never will.
Gibbs: Well then fight for it, Palmer! That's what you do. You fight for your family. And sometimes, you fight like hell just to have one.
Palmer: You want me to fight, I feel like I just went ten rounds with Joe Louis.
Gibbs: Do you want to be a dad, Palmer? Because right now, this is being a dad.
Palmer: Maybe I'm not ready.
Gibbs: You wouldn't feel the way you feel, right now, if you weren't ready.

I am an NCIS special agent. My duty is to serve and protect the United States, and our Navy and Marine Corps across global boundaries. I recognize my badge as a symbol of authority and public trust. I will live my life above reproach, understanding my actions reflect upon my fellow special agents, and our agency.

Tony