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MarÃa JosÃ© de Pablo (born November 12, 1979), better known as Cote de Pablo, is a stage and television actress. De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida when she was 10 where she attended Arvida Middle School and then the New World School Of Arts.
De Pablo played Latina roles in short-lived series such as The Education of Max Bickford and The Jury before joining NCIS in its third season (2005-2006) as Ziva David, a very able and accomplished Israeli Mossad operative. [Wiki]