Renée Felice Smith is an American actress who has only appeared in a handful of movies but has been able to establish herself as a very talented person on screen. Apart from her acting work, she is also a writer, executive producer, and director. As an actress, Renée Felice Smith is known for playing the role of Nell Jones in NCIS: Los Angeles, an American action television series. She also starred in The Relationtrip, a comedy movie for which she got nominated for several awards.
Here’s Why You’ll Be Seeing Less Of Renee In NCIS LA
The actress started her professional career in the theatre. Sources have revealed that she made her debut taking part in a play called Wildflower at the Second Stage Theater in Manhattan, New York City. She then appeared in many other theatre productions before finally branching off to TV. Renée made her debut on a TV series in 2008 after she was cast as an Auditioner in Viralcom. In 2010, she got her big break when she was cast as Nell Jones in NCIS: Los Angeles, an action television series. Her performance was hailed by fans and critics as the role made her more visible in the US as an actress.
As a regular character on the TV series, Renee Felice Smith debuted on the first episode of the second season of the series. She quickly became one of the popular faces of the show. At some point, it became kind of odd to imagine her not being part of the show. As the NCIS franchise is fond of hinting at a character’s departure from its shows, it was widely believed that the actress is set to leave NCIS: Los Angeles after she featured in the 19th episode of the 11th season. This was because the operations director of NCIS accepted her resignation. As she didn’t appear in the next episode, it was taken as a confirmation that Renee Felice Smith is moving on.
Nonetheless, it was later confirmed that the actress is not leaving the show; she will only be off for a while so as to take part in other projects. In all, she is expected to return to the CBS show in late 2020 or in the year that follows.
An Overview Of Background And Her Acting Career
Born on the 16th of January in the city of New York, USA, Renée Felice Smith has Italian and Irish roots. Information gathered from her Instagram page has shown that Renée’s mother is called Karen Felice Smith, however, her father’s name still remains elusive. The actress is very fond of her mother and has posted the older woman’s photos several times on Instagram, showering her with kind words that express her fondness for her. Other details of her early life would make a story for another day, let’s stay on topic.
Renée Felice Smith began appearing on TV when she was still a young girl. According to several sources, she was just six years old when she landed her first acting job which was a national television commercial for Dannon yogurt. When she started attending school, she featured in her school’s stage plays and put up impressive performances that caught many people’s attention. In fact, while in high school, she was voted as ‘Most Likely to Win an Oscar’.
The same year she joined NCIS LA, the actress appeared as Dinah Thorpe in The Wyoming Story, a TV Movie. In 2011, she featured in Detachment as Missy. The actress was then cast in That Thing With The Cat, a comedy movie in which she played Emma in 2014. The same year, she appeared in Code Academy, a short film and Nanny Cam, a drama mystery movie.
In 2017, Renée portrayed Beck in The Relationtrip, a comedy movie that she also wrote, directed, and served as its executive producer. Her work on The Relationtrip was so impressive that it earned her a Dallas International Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature Competition.
The actress has raked in some money for herself over the years with her work on TV and feature films. At the moment, her net worth has been pegged at $3 million by several sources.
Facts Surrounding Renée Felice Smith’s Pregnancy Rumors
Many people have asked if Renée is a married woman or not. This is so because she is often seen flaunting a partner on her Instagram page. As a result, fans have often wondered if the couple is married. Well, it turns out that the actress is yet to get married. The man she keeps flaunting on her Instagram page is her boyfriend, a filmmaker called Christopher Gabriel. The two have been together and in love for a while. According to some sources, they have known each other since they were in grade school.
There is no information on whether or not they are planning to tie the knot as husband and wife soon. What is important, however, is the fact that they are very much in love with each other and are happy.
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There have been rumors insinuating that Renée Felice Smith is pregnant with a child for Christopher Gabriel. The rumors began to spread when the actress was spotted with what appeared to be a bulging stomach in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. Her fans believed she was pregnant but was hiding it. Another thing that added fuel to the rumors was when Renée and her boyfriend were seen at a dinner together and the actress made toasts drinking water instead of wine.
However, all the rumors about her being pregnant have never been confirmed as neither Renée, Christopher nor any of their representatives have made comments on the matter. The actress has no child and has never been pregnant, at least to the best of our knowledge.