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Jenny Shepard
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Gender: Female   Female
Died: 2008
Status: Deceased- Died from injuries sustained in a shootout in an abandoned diner in the Mojave Desert.
  Occupation Affiliation Rank / Title
 ● Federal Agent NCIS Director
Portrayed by: Lauren Holly
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Jennifer "Jenny" Shepard was the Director of NCIS from 2005 until she was killed in action in 2008, dying from injuries sustained in a gunfight in an abandoned diner during the NCIS Season 5 finale, Judgment Day Part 1 (episode).

In addition to the first-ever female director for the agency, she is also the first NCIS Director to have been killed in the line of duty.

After her death, Assistant Director Leon Vance became the new NCIS Director and has retained the position to this day.


  • Wore her watch on her right wrist despite the fact that she was right-handed, a trait she shares with OSP Tech Analyst Nell Jones.

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