NCIS star Emily Wickersham has a famous partner – and you'll definitely recognize him

Former NCIS star Emily Wickersham left fans devastated when she left the show back in 2021 after eight years.

The actress is known for her role as Special Agent Eleanor Bishop, who joined the team following Cote de Pablo's departure. But did you know that Emily has a very famous partner?

Who is NCIS star Emily Wickersham's partner?

Emily, 38, is in a relationship with actor James Badge Dale, who boasts an impressive list of screen credits.

The actor is perhaps best known for his roles playing Chase Edmunds in the third season of Fox TV drama, 24, as well as Robert Leckie in the HBO miniseries, The Pacific. He also played the character Simon in the 1990 film adaptation of Lord of the Flies and Trooper Barrigan in the crime thriller film, The Departed.

His most recent role was playing John Dutton Sr. in the Yellowstone prequel series, 1923. 

James Badge Dale at the '1923' TV Series Premiere
James Badge Dale at the '1923' TV Series Premiere

While it's not known when Emily and James, 44, met, the NCIS actress was previously married to musician Blake Hanley from 2010 until their divorce in 2018.

The couple first went public with their relationship in June 2021 when Emily posted a mirror selfie of the pair at a bar. Referring to the straight-faced expressions on both of their faces, she wrote in the caption: "Promise we're friendly."

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Six months later, Emily and James welcomed their first child together, a son named Cassius, in December 2021.

Emily often shares glimpses of her family life with her Instagram followers.

She shared a heartwarming tribute to her partner and son on Valentine's Day back in February. Posting a series of adorable snaps of James and Cassius, she penned in the caption: "My valentines. My loves. You've changed my life forever in all the best ways."

Emily also marked Cassius' first birthday with a post on the social media website. Sharing a black and white snap of the family of three enjoying a day at the beach, she wrote in the caption: "Happy 1st Birthday Cassius. We love you. We love you. We love you."

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