Renée Felice Smith, born January 16, 1985, is an American actress best known for her role as Nell Jones on the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.
She attended Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, New York, as well as the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
She was cast for a sitcom on The CW directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, tentatively titled "Wyoming", but only a pilot was produced since the project was not picked up by the network.
She was then cast to appear as Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles. Initially only planned to be a recurring character, Smith's role was expanded to main character status after impressing the producers with her acting. In 2011, she appeared as a supporting character in Detachment.