Cote de Pablo is the star of TV’s number-one show. But you won’t find her stalking red carpets or featured on TMZ. As she begins her last season on NCIS, the usually reserved Chilean actress reveals her secret to staying grounded and proves that Hollywood can be conquered on your own terms.

De Pablo tells Latina magazine about growing up in Santiago, Chile, then coming to the United States as a child and discovering that the performing arts made her feel at home. Rated the third most likable celebrity in America on E-Poll Market Research’s annual Most Appealing Celebrities list, De Pablo plays a tough-as-nails Israeli agent on CBS’s hit NCIS, but off screen she lives a quiet life with her boyfriend, actor Diego Serrano, and stays connected with her tight-knit but far-flung family.

For the full story head over to Latina magazine.

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