Anna Kolcheck appeared in a total of 21 episodes so far.
For all her appearances, see List of Appearances.
The estranged daughter of Arkady Kolcheck, Anastasia "Anna" Kolcheck was born in Moscow, but grew up in Champaign, Illinois and holds dual Russian and American citizenship.
She joined the Chicago Police Department, where she worked as a homicide detective, before leaving the force to work in the private sector, specializing in security, surveillance, kidnap and ransom, and working predominantly for Russian corporate interests.
Anna was kidnapped in Moscow in order to force her father's hand. She was rescued and returned to the United States by the NCIS Office of Special Projects Team with assistance from her father, although Arkady was wounded and subsequently arrested by the Russian Police.
Some months later, Anna returned the favor by joining up with the OSP Team in order to rescue her father, who was being held in a Russian prison along with a suspected CIA operative.
She is next seen after helping a convicted Cuban spy escape U.S. custody before he was due to be returned to Cuba as part of a prisoner exchange. After refusing to reveal who she is working for, Anna joins the OSP Team to discover why the spy escaped U.S. custody. It is discovered that the Cuban spy is actually a Russian spy, and that Cuba has made a deal to return the spy to Russia in return for money debt forgiveness. After the spy's capture, it is revealed that Hetty enlisted Anna's assistance in the 'Cuban' spy's escape in order to prove he was Russian all along.
After returning to the U.S., Anna interviewed to join the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), located in nearby Glendale.
While Kensi is still injured in Season 8, Anna helps the team, occasionally filling Kensi’s role. In Season 8 Episode 11, Anna and Kensi have a confrontation at the staff holiday party, in which Anna goads Kensi by telling her to take her time coming back to work because she is “keeping her seat warm”. (This is a fantasy sequence from Kensi's point of view.)
Anna is in prison for shooting an arms dealer (presumably Abram Sokolov, judging by the fact she shot him even though he was unarmed) in the Season 9 episode "Vendetta". She was given seven years with parole eligibility after serving three years of her sentence, but she escapes to try and save Callen's father.
In Season 10 Episode 22 it is revealed Anna went to Cuba with Katya Mironovna (Kate Miller) to find Volkov. The Team discovers she had been working with Joelle Taylor and the CIA to get Volkov. Her last report was SOS; however, if anything happens to her the CIA will disavow any connection. Unfortunately, by the time the Team arrives, Volkov has already imprisoned her. He "kills" Anna and Joelle to get Nikita (Reznikov) and Callen to help him, only to have it later revealed that he didn't actually kill them, but instead shot a fire cracker and tazed them. They escape after Volkov releases the chlorine gas, but Anna refuses to go back to L.A., worrying that she will never have her life back. Callen tries to persuade her, but she replies that they will never get her face off of the news. She then says this was a 'no return' mission. Joelle says she will stay with Anna, as she also cannot return to Los Angeles. Before Callen leaves Anna tells him: "Say to Arkady ... tell that old man I love him." Callen then thanks both of them and departs for L.A., leaving Anna and Joelle in Cuba.
- She holds dual American and Russian citizenship
- Gaming—video game playing—is one of her hobbies. Her system is Xbox, and her games include Halo 5.
- She had a best friend, Katya, who “drank herself to death” after a career-ending injury practicing in the Bolshoi Ballet. The episode was unclear on whether Katya became alcoholic or died after a one-time drinking binge.