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AMC/GL alum Paige Turco heads to New Orleans for NCIS spinoff
Posted Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:49:21 PM
All My Children and Guiding Light vet Paige Turco will play the wife of one of the lead characters on a new NCIS spinoff.
Paige Turco (ex-Dinah Marler, Guiding Light; ex-Lanie Cortlandt, All My Children) will be featured in a recurring role in a new NCIS spinoff on CBS. Much like the flagship show of the series, the spinoff will follow a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The new series will be set in the New Orleans NCIS office. Turco will play Linda, the wife of Special Agent Pride played by Scott Bakula.


Turco's first television role was Dinah Marler on Guiding Light. She played the role from 1987 until 1988. Dinah, the daughter of Ross Marler and Vanessa Chamberlain, was given up for adoption at birth without her father's knowledge. After her adoptive parents died, she bounced around a few foster homes until she ended up in Springfield.


After her stint on Guiding Light, Turco found a home in Pine Valley as Melanie "Lanie" Cooney Cortlandt from 1988 until 1991. Lanie was Dixie Cooney's sister but, unlike Dixie and her brothers who were raised in poverty, Lanie was raised by a well-to-do aunt. Lanie and Dixie reunited in 1988 while they were both living with their uncle, Palmer Cortlandt.


The NCIS spinoff will air its pilot as a two-part episode of the original NCIS in spring 2014. The series will star Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, Zoe McClellan, and Lucas Black.


In addition to her role on the NCIS spinoff, Turco will be a series regular on the upcoming CW show, The 100 which premieres Wednesday, March 19, at 9ET/8CT. She also plays the recurring role of Zoe on the CBS show Person of Interest.


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