The American actress Emily Wickersham is best known for her role as ‘Special Agent Eleanor Bishop‘ in the crime drama sitcom ‘NCIS.

Prior life: Upbringing & Education

Emily Kaiser Wickersham is her full name, and she was born in Kansas, United States, on April 26, 1984, to John Atwood Wickersham and Amy Wickersham. She was the family’s youngest kid. Adam, her older brother, was her childhood companion. The family relocated to New York shortly after she was born. Emily began her schooling there. She was raised by a mechanic father and a stay-at-home mother.

She became interested in performing from a young age. She went to ‘Muhlenberg College‘ after graduating from high school. Nevertheless, her desire to be an actress quickly overtook her, and she left university after two years. She then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional actor.

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Body Stats

Emily Wickersham stands 5 feet 7 inches (170cm) tall and weighs 52 kg (115lbs). Her measurements are 32-24-34 inches. She has worked to maintain her body and a flat stomach. However, Emily’s excellent looks got rounded off by her blonde hair and blue eyes, with her complexion and lips standing out.

Full NameEmily Kaiser Wickersham
Date of BirthApril 26, 1984
Birth PlaceKansas, United States
Age37 (2021)
Father's NameJohn Atwood Wickersham
Mother's Name Amy Wickersham
Body Measurement32-24-34 inches
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight52 kg
Hair ColorBlonde
Eyes ColorLight Brown
Relationship StatusDivorced
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Blake Anderson Hanley
Net worth$5 million USD (approax)


Emily had no acquaintances in the area. She had a lot of difficulties in her early years in the profession. She lacked confidence in front of the lens and was a social outcast. She enrolled in acting and public speaking lessons as soon as she arrived in the city to address these concerns. At a restaurant, she stumbled across a modeling agency, which contacted her with a couple of modeling proposals. She welcomed the offers and requested him to arrange an acting tryout for her.

Emily found herself preparing for a tiny part in the renowned criminal drama series “The Sopranos” a few days later. She was cast in part and thus started her career in the entertainment business.

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Movies and TV Shows

Wickersham made her grand entrance into the acting world with ‘The Sopranos.’ Emily’s presence as “Rhiannon Flammer” in four episodes of the show received a lot of attention. Emily was able to land tryouts for several additional films and TV shows due to her massive break.

She played Suzy in an episode of ‘The Bronx is Burning‘ titled ‘Caught!’ in 2007. After that, she had an anonymous cameo appearance in the television series “The Gamekillers.” ‘Mitch Albom’s For One More Day,’ her second TV endeavor that year, was a TV film. Finally, in 2007, she made her cinematic debut in the film “Gardener of Eden,” playing the part of “Kate.”

In 2008, she had a tiny role in the romance drama Definitely, Maybe,’ which starred Ryan Reynolds in the lead role. The film, which starred her as an unidentified intern and was a critical and economic triumph, starred her as an unspecified intern. The film is now considered a cult classic.

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She had a tiny role in the TV drama “Taking Chance” in 2009. The low-budget picture received positive reviews from critics. The film had previously screened at several national and international film festivals, including the ‘Sundance Film Festival.’

In the same year, she appeared as a guest star on three shows: ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent,’ ‘Bored to Death,’ and ‘Trauma.’

Her acting career was not going as expected, despite great acclaim for her performances. In 2010, she starred alongside Robert Pattinson in the film “Remember Me.” She played a minor role in the movie.

Emily Wickersham played ‘Nicole‘ in the science-fiction action thriller ‘I Am Number Four’ in 2011. The movie was a box office hit but a critical flop. Emily featured in a single episode of ‘Gossip Girl’ that same year, portraying an anonymous leading woman.

Emily plays a secondary role in the 2012 film “Gone.” She appeared in three television series episodes “The Bridge” the following year, as “Kate Millwright.” The next year, she earned the most significant role of her career.

Emily was cast as ‘Special Agent Eleanor Bishop’ in the crime drama series ‘NCIS‘ in 2013. She replaced Cote de Pablo, who had to leave the series due to personal reasons. Emily’s role was initially intended to be a three-episode one. Still, due to the character’s immense popularity, she got added to the main actors for the upcoming episodes of the series.

Wickersham made her acting debut in the indie film “Glitch” in 2015, and she reprised her role as “Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop” from “NCIS” in “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2016.

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Emily was a married woman who wedded her longtime partner, Blake Anderson Hanley, on November 23, 2010. Blake, her spouse, is a professional musician. But after eight years of marriage, they called it quits and got divorced in 2018.

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Social Media Presence

Emily is very active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her Instagram followers number in the hundreds of thousands.

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Net Worth

Wickersham receives a substantial income as a key cast member of the series “NCIS,” however, the precise amount is unclear. Emily Wickersham’s net worth is projected to be over $5 million as of this year.

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