Paige Turco Joins 'NCIS: New Orleans' Cast

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NCIS: New Orleans has added another member to the cast.

Paige Turco is joining Scott Bakula, C.C.H. Pounder, and Zoe McLellan in the cast of the newest NCIS spinoff.

Turco will play Linda, the wife of Bakula's Special Agent Pride.

NCIS: New Orleans has not yet been picked up for a full season. The network will see how the two episodes of NCIS that introduces these new characters in New Orleans will be perceived by viewers before deciding to make it a full series.

CBS has described the show as follows, "The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans, with its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery, is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. It is a natural backdrop for a unique character driven spin-off."

Turco began her acting career in soap operas, appearing in Guiding Light and All My Children. After her stint on daytime soaps, Turco appeared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III as April O'Neil. She has since appeared in multiple TV shows including American Gothic, NYPD Blue, Party of Five, The Agency, Rescue Me, Damages, and Person of Interest. She will soon be appearing in the upcoming The Hundred, a midseason series for The CW.

As a young girl Turco planned to become a classical ballerina. To pursue her dreams she attended the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. As a soloist she performed at the New England Dance Conservatory, the Amherst Ballet Theatre Company, and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company. Sadly, for the ballet community, her dance career came to an end when she suffered an injury to her ankle.

While her dream of being a classical ballerina may have ended, a new dream emerged and she studied Drama at the University of Connecticut.

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