Stephanie Jacobsen is an actress probably best known for her appearances in “Revenge,” “Melrose Place” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” among others. Most recently, she joined the CBS series “NCIS,” where she’ll play FBI Agent Leia Pendergast.
Stephanie Jacobsen is a mix of Portuguese and Chinese-Norwegian-English ancestry, and at least to us, she looks as if she could've had a career as a model.
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Though she was born in Hong Kong, her family moved to Australia when she was 12. She later went on to attend Sydney University where she studied Philosophy and English Literature. “I considered a multitude of other careers, but I always intended to be an actor.”
Stephanie Jacobsen made her professional acting debut in 2000 on the SBS comedy series “Pizza” and later on the Aussie soap “Home and Away.”
As for landing in so many sci-fi series, she said, “I grew up with an affinity for sci-fi because my father was really into it, and I just think that for whatever reason or reasons, sci-fi is where the really interesting female characters are.”
We admit there is not a lot of detail on her; she seems to keep a low-profile in the press, in order to better let her acting shine on screen. Stephanie Jacobsen is currently single and resides in Los Angeles, California.