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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Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Portrait of a lady

Emily Wickersham holding a pink rose and wearing a feathered designer gown

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham, we are channeling your glamour and poise.

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Vibrant culture

Sami Gayle of Blue Bloods smiling in purple and orange

Photography by Adrienne Raquel.

Bright lips, bold dress... Can't lose. Sami Gayle pulls it off like none other.

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Gorgeous smile

LL COOL J of NCIS Los Angeles smiling in black on black tuxedo with hat

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J's smile has us swooning.

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California girl

Daniela Ruah of NCIS Los Angeles in animal print gown in garden

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah looks breathtakingly beautiful in sunny Santa Barbara.

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Fast friends

Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski in red ball gowns.

Photography by Kristian Schuller.

Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski are stunning in Valentine's Day red.

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Fun and games

Eric Christian Olsen of NCIS Los Angeles holding bubble guns

Photography by Adam Secore.

We're locked and loaded for Valentine's Day, thanks to Eric Christian Olsen.

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Lady in red

AJ Cook of Criminal Minds in fitted red dress on balcony

Photography by Christopher Ross.

If Valentine's Day had a red carpet, A.J. Cook would steal the show.

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Free spirit

Matthew Gray Gubler in pajamas jumping on bed

Photography by John P. Filo.

Matthew Gray Gubler's carefree sense of fun is on full display.

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Global glam

Bridget Moynahan sitting on desk holding a globe on her finger.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

The whole world is at Bridget Moynahan's fingertips.

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Girls' weekend

Allison Janney and Anna Faris of Mom laughing in a hotel hallway in Paris

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Allison Janney and Anna Faris are having a blast in Paris. Oui! Oui!

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Humble nature

Thomas Sadoski in jeans on a tractor

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Thomas Sadoski is all rugged good looks and country cool.

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We love Lucy!

Lucy Liu of Elementary in red floppy hat drinking champagne

Photography by Ruven Afanador.

Timeless and classy, Lucy Liu shows us how it is done.

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Creature comforts

Brian Dietzen of NCIS reading and drinking in a library

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Good book and a night cap, Brian Dietzen?

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Give us Moore.

Shemar Moore of SWAT in silk pajamas with open shirt

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore makes us S.W.O.O.N.

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Paint the town red

Pauley Perrette in a red dress sitting on a red sofa.

Photography by Mark Mann.

Pauley Perrette is stunning in scarlet.

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Sign. SEAL. Deliver.

David Boreanaz of SEAL Team in t shirt next to mirror

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Here's looking at you, David Boreanaz!

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Family matters

Cast of Blue Bloods packing up a station wagon

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Happiness is... the whole family together!

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Infectious laughter

Christine Baranski of The Good Fight in red and white dress with red hat and gloves

Photography by Pavel Havlicek.

Christine Baranski's laugh is infectious.

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Hot rod

Adam Rodriguez of Criminal Minds in leather jacket with blue sportscar

Photography by Michael Parmelee.

Adam Rodriguez is hotter than ever!

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Good times

Rose Leslie of The Good Fight in chunky orange sweater and hat

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Rose Leslie brings joy to everything she does!

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Set phasers to stunning

Sonequa Martin Green of Star Trek Discovery in sheer slate beaded dress

Photography by Marie H. Rainville.

Let's be real, we fall for Sonequa Martin-Green every time.

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Everything's coming up roses!

Beth Behrs of The Neighborhood with falling rose petals.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Beth Behrs always makes our hearts skip a beat.

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Reporting by Mona Buehler

Favorite Place To Go

One of my favorite places in the world is the Amalfi Coast. We went there on our pre-honeymoon, and we were supposed to go there for four days, and then to Rome for four days. We ended up staying on the Amalfi Coast for seven days and spent just 13 hours in Rome because it was so stunning.


The Shoreline of the Amalfir Coast in Italy and Eric Christian Olsen and his wife Sarah Wright Olsen.\u200b

Italy's Amalfi Coast, known for its striking scenery and architecture. NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen and his wife, actress, and entrepreneur Sarah Wright Olsen.

Photo Credit: Buena Vista Images/Getty Images (Italy); Courtesy Eric Christian Olsen (Couple)

Amazing Hotel

Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi. Breathtaking hotel. Every morning I would get up, have a nice orange juice on the terrace, walk down, and go swimming in the Mediterranean. Then I would go back up and have breakfast, read the paper, and then go swimming [again].

A view of the ocean from poolside at the Hotel Santa Caterina.

Hotel Santa Caterina is run by the same family that opened it in 1880.

Photo Credit: Hotel Santa Caterina/The Leading Hotels of the World

Cool Amenity

I'm a big fan of showers and tubs. I need a great tub because we usually spend about 12 hours on our feet. Then I go home, grab that paper, crack open a nice bottle of wine, and sit in the tub and talk about what we saw that day.

An exotic bathtub with a view of verdant hills For an extra sumptuous soak, try a bathtub with a view.

Photo Credit: Vostok/Getty Images

Travel Must-Haves

I'm obsessed with travel because I think it's one of the most compelling ways to get perspective on life. I used to travel only with a

Lonely Planet guide. That's just how I traveled because I thought it was the best way to see the country. Instead of staying in really nice hotels, you just kind of find these nooks and crannies. My iPhone has made travel much easier.

A travel guide and an iPhone.

Ready for a trip? Take a cue from Eric Christian Olsen and read up on your destination.

Photo Credit: Lonely Planet


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The stars of NCIS: Los Angeles are already fashionable, which makes them perfect subjects for a high-style Watch photo shoot with Watch Magazine. Check out these fun and sexy snapshots of stars LL COOL J, Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, and Eric Christian Olsen.

Chris O'Donnell is in castle country now.

Chris O'Donnell sitting in a green boat on a lake in front of a castle and bridge

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Chris O'Donnell is one hawk dude.

Chris O'Donnell standing in front of a lake and castle holding a hawk

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Chris O'Donnell looks sharp in blue suede.

Chris O'Donnell wearing blue suede

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Chris O'Donnell is packing heat.

Chris O'Donnell wearing a white turtleneck and leaning on a handrail with a gun holster strapped to his hip

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Chris O'Donnell rocks a different kind of "over-the-shoulder."

Chris O'Donnell in a neutral colored suit leaning against a wall with a drink in hand

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Chris O'Donnell settles in by the fire.

Chris O'Donnell lookin straight ahead as he sits in a green armchair by a roaring fire

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah is ready for fun in the sun.

Daniela Ruah in some shades and a halter bathing suit in a pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah shines in a bold, yellow outfit.

Daniela Ruah in a bold yellow outfit while standing barefoot by an ornate blue and yellow wall

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah and her bear purse.

Daniela Ruah in a bright blue dress bending over slightly and holding the chain of a pink bear-shaped purse with two fingers

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah looks regal in sapphire blue.

Daniela Ruah in a sapphire blue dress while standing in a lush garden outside

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah leans with poise.

Daniela Ruah in a white button down and camel shorts leaning in an archway

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah complements the setting sun.

Daniela Ruah in a yellow one piece by the ocean using her fingers to make a hole to look out of

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah gives a playful wink.

Daniela Ruah playfully winking through a pair of pink sunglasses

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Eric Christian Olsen busts out the bubble guns.

Eric Christian Olsen crossing his arms and holding two bubble guns

Photography by Adam Secore.

It's all about Eric Christian Olsen's vest.

Eric Christian Olsen standing outside in a vest and smiling while leaning on some sports equipment

Photography by Adam Secore.

Eric Christian Olsen engages in a little morning croquet.

Eric Christian Olsen in a white bathrobe playing croquet outside

Photography by Adam Secore.

The man fits the jacket. Looking good, Eric Christian Olsen!

Eric Christian Olsen smiling and looking off in the distance while wearing a leather jacket and sitting down

Photography by Adam Secore.

NCIS: Los Angeles detective duo LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell are poolside chillin’.

LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell in suits and holding their badges by a pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell find same haute wheels.

LL COOL J sitting in the passenger seat of a silver car while Chris O'Donnell stands outside leaning on the car

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

LL COOL J lights up in white.

Side by side images of LL COOL J in a white suit outside with women in black bikinis in the background

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

LL COOL J kicks back in style.

LL COOL J with a big open smile lounging in some casual clothes on a white couch

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J goes stealth.

LL COOL J wearing large sunglasses and a black outfit looking stealthy

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.


LL COOL J takes it all in stride.

LL COOL J in front of a painted background of cars

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

"Je m'appelle LL COOL J."

LL COOL J looking off to the side and kneeling in front of a painted background of the Eiffel Tower

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Oui, oui! LL COOL J is lookin' fly.

LL COOL J looking straight ahead in front of a painted background of the Eiffel Tower

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Chris O'Donnell hits the links.

Chris O'Donnell squatting in the grass with a gold club sitting on his shoulder

Photography by David Needleman.

Daniela Ruah is stunning in scarlet.

Daniela Ruah in a rich red dress with a high slit on her leg in a room with matching red draperies

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah takes a leap.

Daniela Ruah in a rich red dress leaping delicately into the air

Photography by Cliff Lipson.


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