NCIS star Cote de Pablo opens up about her departure from TV’s number-one show this coming season, and tells Latina how she connects with her Chilean roots to stay grounded in Hollywood in the September 2013 issue of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on August 13, 2013.
De Pablo tells Latina about growing up in Santiago, Chile, then coming to the United States as a child and discovering that the performing arts made her feel at home. Rated the third most likable celebrity in America on E-Poll Market Research’s annual Most Appealing Celebrities list, De Pablo plays a tough-as-nails Israeli agent on CBS’s hit NCIS, but off screen she lives a quiet life with her boyfriend, actor Diego Serrano, and stays connected with her tight-knit but far-flung family.
On leaving NCIS after eight seasons: “It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly. I feel like I am leaving my family. What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is."