Who plays Maggie on 'NCIS: Hawai'i'?

Who plays Maggie on 'NCIS: Hawai'i'?
Julie White in a still from 'NCIS: Hawai'i' (CBS)

'NCIS: Hawai'i' provided the biggest twist in Season 1 Episode 13 by revealing Julie White's Maggie Shaw as a double agent. Introduced as Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) in the first season, the character was pretty much in the shadows until a two-parter put her in the spotlight. Safe to say, both the episodes were pivotal for the show and rattled the Tennant-led outfit. One of the episodes featured a Chinese spy ring headed by an infamous operative codenamed Bao.

Things went south when it was revealed that Maggie was in fact, a double agent. In addition to the episode giving an insight into Tennant and Maggie's relationship, it also outlined how the latter played for both sides. Bao was finally unmasked as Maggie's son and that was the reason she worked with the MSS so she could spend more time with him. The chapter ends with her transported to an undisclosed location, but the ramifications for Tennant and her team are distinctly clear.


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Who plays Maggie Shaw on 'NCIS: Hawaii'?

Played by Julie White, Maggie Shaw starred in a recurring role on 'NCIS: Hawai'i. The American actress shot to fame for playing Nadine Swoboda in Chuck Lorre's ABC hit sitcom 'Grace Under Fire. She also had key roles in the 'Transformers' film series, 'Michael Clayton', 'Lincoln', and 'A Very Murray Christmas'. Her TV work includes — 'Designated Survivor, 'Nurse Jackie', and 'Go On'. At the time of writing, there is no confirmation if White will reprise her role as Maggie in Season 2 of the hit CBS procedural.

The official synopsis reads, "The world’s most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of Hawai'i as the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor takes command. She and her team balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the island itself. This NCIS: Hawai'i team is a skilled mix of mainland transplants who’ve relocated to the tranquility of the Pacific and wizened locals who know their mahalo from kapu."

'NCIS: Hawai'i' releases September 19 on CBS.

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