• NCIS fans have seen some stars' relatives on the show
  • But not this one – her name is Mary Cole
  • She's the daughter of a popular NCIS actor

Did the photo above resemble an NCIS star to you? If the name wasn't a giveaway, Mary Cole is the daughter of actor Gary Cole, who plays the new agent "Alden Parker." Here are some things to know about the star and his daughter.

This is NCIS star Gary Cole's daughter Mary Cole

Mary Leila Cole is the only child of NCIS actor Gary Cole. She was born in his first marriage to actress Teddi Siddall, who passed away in 2018 amid their divorce. Mary Cole is following in her actor parents' footsteps.

Though she only has one IMDb credit to date — in the 2016 film Hot Air — Mary Cole is an aspiring actress. She is very active on Instagram and recently posted about still taking an acting class.

Mary Cole's Instagram page reveals that she graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts degree a few years ago, and she posts the occasional photo with her famous father Gary.

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In the past, Gary Cole has been open about his daughter's journey growing up with autism. For Autism Awareness Month, he once told WebMD that he originally noticed his young daughter "didn't process information like you or I do, and did not pick up on social cues."

Also interesting:

Mary Leila Cole was eventually diagnosed with autism, and went through mainstream schools before entering a specialized high school, according to People magazine.

Gary Cole and his daughter have a great relationship. On Gary's most recent birthday, Mary called her father "the most loving, caring, amazing dad in the world." How nice!

She was also there by Gary's side as he married his wife Michelle Knapp in 2021.