NCIS agent Michelle Lee (played by Liza Lapira) was introduced in season four where she embarked on a fling with Donald “Ducky” Mallard’s (David McCallum) medical assistant Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) . Their romance ended in season five as Palmer felt he was “used” and she was not seen again until season six. That’s when the real drama began for Agent Lee, as she was hiding many secrets from the rest of the team.
WARNING: This article contains NCIS spoilers.
US military plans were leaked within NCIS and after some research it was discovered that Lee was the mole.
When confronted, she confessed but explained it was because Amanda, her sister whom she raised as a daughter since their parents died, was being held captive.
She helped NCIS track down the real culprit behind it all Ted Bankston (David Eigenberg) who grabbed Lee as a human shield to try to protect himself.
But in a moment of self-sacrifice, Lee gave Officer Leroy Gibbs (Mark Harmon) the go-ahead to shoot, killing her and Bankston.
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Where is NCIS Agent Michelle Lee star Liza Lapira now?
Although actress Liza Lapira did not become a series regular on NCIS, she has continued to star in various other popular shows since her release in 2008.
Some of them include Dollhouse, Traffic Light, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Super Fun Night, Battle Creek, and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.
Most recently, Lapira starred as Eve on the CBS sitcom 9JKL and Mia on Netflix’s Unbelievable.
She also starred in The CW’s recast of Nancy Drew as the clairvoyant Victoria Fan.
In season two, vigilantes discover that a Chinese-American restaurant owner was killed in a hate crime, masked to look like an accidental electrical fire.
This led Mel herself to speak about her own experience of racism.
Speaking to EW, Lapira said, “The way the writers room has worked with me is how it should be, or could be the model for other shows.
“I was involved in the nut soup in a very real way. I was warned months before, I had several conversations with Zoe [Robyn, writer].
“She listened, listened, listened. It was a case study in active listening.”