Nia Long has joined the cast of NCIS: Los Angeles in a major role!

She’ll be a series regular, portraying Shay Mosely, the team’s new executive assistant director.

As a former Secret Service agent now working for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Mosely is an experienced Washington insider who brings an east coast style and demeanor to the west coast team.

“The character was created specifically for Nia to capitalize on her strengths and personality, and we are excited about the new opportunities and dynamics she brings to the show. We couldn’t be happier to have her join our family,” said executive producer R. Scott Gemmill.

NCIS: Los Angeles also stars Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith. It is produced by CBS Television Studios.

Long recently recurred on the television shows House of Lies, Empire and Dear White People. 

She just wrapped up filming the movie Roxanne Roxanne, which also co-stars Mahershala Ali.  She also stars in the film Lemon, which will be released next month.