FANS of NCIS: Los Angeles were left on the edge of their seat when they were promised that Meghan Markle was going to be in the latest episode.
But not all was as it seemed in the The Frogman’s Daughter episode.
Is Meghan Markle in the NCIS: Los Angeles cast?
The latest episode of NCIS: Los Angeles aired on February 14, 2021 at 9pm/10pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
The Frogman’s Daughter was billed to include DHS Agent Megan Merkel.
Some fans were confused thinking this meant that Meghan Markle was in the show, when she wasn’t, it was just a similar name.
The Duchess of Sussex hung up her acting hat when she married Prince Harry, and hasn’t starred in anything since season 7 of Suits.
Who is Tiffany Smith?
Instead DHS Agent Megan Merkel was played by Tiffany Smith.
The actress was used for the role due to her striking resemblance to Meghan Markle.
Interestingly she actually played the Duchess in the Lifetime movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, and its sequel Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.
Speaking about the role she told Glamour magazine: “I had the most incredible time, and it was a life-changing experience.”
Tiffany has also starred in other hit TV shows such as The CW’s Supernatural, The CW’s Jane The Virgin and FOX’s Behind Enemy Lines.
Which other guest stars were in The Frogman’s Daughter?
The Frogman’s Daughter was headed up by leading man LL Cool J who of course plays Special Agent Sam Hanna.
But the episode also featured some impressive guest stars:
- Kayla Smith as Kamran “Kam” Hanna
- Michael King as Logan Reynolds
- Alan Trong as Zee/Kyle McCarther
- Richard Balin as Andre Keller
- Elizabeth Roper as Blaine
- Patrick Garahan as Isiah Estevez
- Zach Tinker as Tyler
- Michael Manuel as Carlos
- Sloan Robinson as Mrs. Peters
What happened on The Frogman’s Daughter?
Special Agent Sam Hanna’s daughter, Kam, is kidnapped after leading citywide protests, and he stops at nothing to find her.
Elsewhere, Deeks rejoins NCIS and Callen searches for answers about Anna.