• Renée Felice Smith is a 33-year-old actress of Italian and Irish descent
• She graduated from the Tisch School of Arts, New York University
• She is known for her role in the TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles"
• She has won two awards for her achievements in film
• She has a strong social media presence with over 130,000 Instagram followers

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1985
FactAttended Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, New York.

Who is Renée Felice Smith from “NCIS: Los Angeles”?

Born on the 16th of January 1985, in New York City, USA, Renée Felice Smith is a 33-year-old actress of Italian and Irish descent, probably best known for her current 190-episode appearance in the popular Shane Brennan TV series entitled “NCIS: Los Angeles”, aired for nine years at this point. Renée has been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 2008.

Early Life and Education

For the larger part of her childhood, Renée and her family stayed in Great South Bay in Patchogue, New York; consequently, she attended Patchogue-Medford High School in Long Island, and upon matriculation, enrolled at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University, from where she graduated with a double major in journalism and a minor in history. She also attended the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City. Nicknamed ‘Ray Ray’ by her friends at some point in her childhood, she is known to have an affection for dancing in her spare time. There isn’t much information regarding the size of her family, so any siblings remain a mystery.


Before she had any significant education, at the age of six she ‘starred’ in a Dannon yoghurt commercial, which put her on the screens of the nation. Her first important role came when she got to portray Astor in a play entitled “Wildflower”, off-Broadway at Second Stage’s McGinn-Cazale Theatre in Manhattan, NYC. She landed her first TV series role in “Viralcom” in 2008, then starred in her first TV film, as Dinah Thorpe in “The Wyoming Story” in 2010. Her first big hit was a year later, portraying Emma in Tony Kaye’s “Detachment” alongside Adrien Brody. After a few other minor roles in films, such as in “That Thing with the Cat”, “Nanny Cam”, “The Relationtrip” and “That Thing with the Cat!” chronologically, she finally got to star in the show that would make her popularity skyrocket. In 2010, Renée became better known to the public as Nell Jones in “NCIS: Los Angeles”. As the show is still ongoing, it remains to be seen where her career takes her next with her newfound popularity.

Love Life

While the date on which Renée tied the knot is not known to the public, she and her husband Christopher Gabriel, an American filmmaker, have been together for nearly a decade. They aren’t just a couple, but also co-workers; for example, Renée and Christopher co-directed the film entitled “The Relationtrip”. As her Instagram feed is full of the couple’s pictures, it’s not hard to conclude that their relationship is as strong as ever, while any plans for children remain unannounced to the public. The two are also a common pair at events, meaning they don’t spend much public time separated either.

Awards and Nominations

Thanks to her successes in the world of film, Renée has enjoyed being nominated five times and won twice, firstly for the Neil Shipman Best Directors Award in 2013 for the movie she wrote and directed entitled “Young(ish)”, and the second one came in 2017, in the form of the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Competition category for “The Relationtrip”, which she shared with her husband C.A. Gabriel.

Her Book

As Renée is an actress, it’s often easy for the interested audience to miss the fact that she is also an author. In 2012, she began co-creating a children’s book series with her husband, entitled “Hugo’, after the couple’s French bulldog, who they can often be seen being affectionate with in their social media posts.

What is Renée Felice Smith’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Renée Felice Smith is, as of early 2018? According to various reputable sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Renée’s accumulated wealth is over $4 million, greatly aided by Renée’s accomplishments in the world of acting, especially in “NCIS: Los Angeles”. Considering the fact that the show is still ongoing and that she is yet to release a book, the value can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning Renée’s vital statistics, various sources suggest that they are 33-24-34, her height is 5 feet and 2 inches (1.56m), but her weight remains unknown thus far. Since the celebrity is also a tap dancer, it is known that her shoe size is 6.

Social Media Presence

As is the case with many active actors nowadays, Renée is likely to nourish a strong and close relationship with her fans on social media, which in turn contributes to the popularity of the films and shows she stars in, and thus her net worth. Her Facebook account currently enjoys 11,000 followers, while her Twitter account has over 91,000, and her Instagram account is currently followed by almost 130,000 fans.

General Info

Full NameRenée Felice Smith
Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1985
Height1.56 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Casting Director, Film director, Costume designer, Actor
EducationNew York University


MoviesDetachment, Sitter Cam, Code Academy, That Thing With The Cat, Young(ish), Baby, The Wyoming Story, Go Fish
TV ShowsNCIS: Los Angeles

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1Renee Felice Smith is joining the procedural NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) in the recurring role of "Nell Jones", an incredibly bright, somewhat quirky, and extremely chatty intelligence analyst who'll be assisting "Eric Beale" (Barrett Foa) in the Ops center. [August 2010]
2Co-creating a children's book series based on her French bulldog, Hugo. [2012]
3First acting gig was a national television commercial for Dannon yogurt at age 6.
4Won "Most Likely to Win an Oscar" in her high school's superlatives.
5Is an excellent tap dancer.
6Attended Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, New York.
7Attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with friends Nelson Franklin, Lauren Silvi, and Paige Howard.
8Is of Italian/Irish descent.




That Thing with the Cat!2017post-productionEmma
The Relationtrip2017Beck
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2017TV SeriesBelle
NCIS: Los Angeles2010-2017TV SeriesNell Jones
Nanny Cam2014Jess
Code Academy2014ShortFrankie
That Thing with the Cat2014Emma
The Wyoming Story2010TV MovieDinah Thorpe
Viralcom2008TV SeriesAuditioner


The Relationtrip2017executive producer / producer
Baby2015/IIShort executive producer
Go Fish2014/IIShort executive producer / producer
Young(ish)2013Short executive producer


The Relationtrip2017
Go Fish2014/IIShort


The Relationtrip2017co-writer
Go Fish2014/IIShort co-writer
Young(ish)2013Short writer

Costume Designer

Go Fish2014/IIShort


NCIS: Los Angeles2015TV Series choreographer - 1 episode


NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Celebrating 1502016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Getting Personal2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: Hot Property2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 7: What's in a Name?2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: The World on a String2015ShortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 6: Too Close for Comfort2015Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Happy 100th2014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - The Write Staff2014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5 - Unexpected Developments2014Video documentary shortHerself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Chris at the Helm2013Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Sound Off2013Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Un4Gettable: Season Four of NCIS: Los Angeles2013Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Aligning the Stars2012Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Dishing with Barrett and Renée2012Video shortHerself
NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 3: Investigating Season 32012Video shortHerself
Actors Entertainment2012TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2013Nell Shipman Best Directors AwardLong Island Film FestivalYoung(ish) (2013)

Source: IMDb

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