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Our Favorite Photos Of The NCIS: Los Angeles Cast

A look back at some of the best NCIS: Los Angeles cast photographs

Daniela Ruah dazzling in ruby red. Chris O'Donnell finding the luck of the Irish. LL COOL J shining in the City of Light.

The creative team at Watch share their all-time favorite photos of NCIS: Los Angeles stars that we've featured in our pages—like Daniela Ruah dancing on air in this breathtaking portrait.

"This is one of my all-time favorite Watch images—Daniela Ruah's enrapturing pose captured by Cliff Lipson is timeless. We photographed the NCISLA beauty in an incredible old Hollywood era mansion, which perfectly matched the elegance of this gorgeous shoot." — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor


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LL COOL J living his best life

A black and white image of LL COOL J receiving bottle service at a restaurant

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann. Originally published in Watch Magazine, December 2014.

"I just love the composition and candid realness of this photo. LL COOL J was in Paris for a Watch cover shoot and his presence is just larger than life!" — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

Chris O'Donnell getting his fashion game on

Chris O'Donnell in white pants and a dark patterned sweater hitting a golf ball

Photography by David Needleman. Originally published in Watch Magazine, May-June 2018.

You see this position a lot during a golf game. Chris O'Donnell really got into this shoot and gave us all the posed subtleties of a championship game. He just wears white pants so well! — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

Daniela Ruah looking like rain drops on roses

Three different angles of Daniela Ruah in a sleeveless red dress with a plunging back as she stands by a pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson. Originally published in Watch Magazine, March-April 2018.

"We all pray for beautiful weather when we photograph our stars, but on the day of this shoot in Los Angeles, it was rain city. Nevertheless, Daniela Ruah playfully worked around the precipitation and was absolute perfection for this cover shot montage." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Eric Christian Olsen showing off his playful side

Eric Christian Olsen playing croquet in a white bathrobe

Photography by Adam Secore. Originally published in Watch Magazine, June 2013.

"There are no words—Eric Christian Olsen playing croquet in a bathrobe—sign me up for a rematch please!" —Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

Chris O'Donnell channeling his roots

Chris O'Donnell sitting on a green boat on a lake in Ireland

Photography by Cliff Lipson. Originally published in Watch Magazine, April 2013.

"For his first cover shoot with Watch, we took Chris O'Donnell to Ireland. Ashford Castle was the location and the whole crew was blown away by its beauty. The NCIS: Los Angeles star got those waders on and paddled our photographer Cliff Lipson into the middle of the lake to get this shot!" — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

Daniela Ruah delivering that California dreamy

Daniela Ruah in a yellow one piece bathing suit standing on her toes near the water

Photography by Cliff Lipson. Originally published in Watch Magazine, June 2012.

"Daniela Ruah was so wonderful during this photo shoot. She was very patient and happily waited for us to capture that perfect golden hour shot."— Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

Renée Felice-Smith sparkling on the red carpet

A black and white photo of Ren\u00e9e Felice-Smith holding three fingers up sideways

Photography by Cliff Lipson. Exclusive to CBS.com.

"Each year we get one shot of photographing our stars before the new TV season starts. It's pretty much a fire drill! Fast-paced photography on the red carpet that's over before you know it. And then walked in Renée Felice-Smith to our TCA photo booth in this amazing Bohemian look that made time stop. So poised, sweet and confident. Beautiful!" — Ed Mann, Creative Director

LL COOL J shining in the City of Light

Two images side by side of LL COOL J smirking in a denim outfit

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann. Originally published in Watch Magazine, December 2014.

"Few actors have that sense of presence off stage, that commands attention. LL COOL J is without a doubt, one of those stars. He simply captivated the streets of Paris, and our team." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Dynamic duo LL COOL and Chris O'Donnell doing what it takes to get the shot

LL COOL J standing by the passenger seat and Chris O Donnell standing by the hood of a silver car

Photography by Cliff Lipson. Originally published in Watch Magazine, October 2009.

"This shot cracks me up. At the last minute there was a scheduling conflict and we could no longer shoot LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell on the same day. What you see here is a cool composite after two days of shooting each actor separately—luckily both at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Talk about teamwork!" — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography


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