Sasha Alexander does not regret leaving the popular television series, "NCIS," at the end of the second season, even though the show, which has been on ten seasons, is regularly the most popular show on television. On the show, about the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations for the United States Marines and Navy, she played Special Agent Caitlin Todd, and she was killed in the finale of the season, from a shot to the head by terrorists.
She's too busy in a new series on TNT to have any regrets at leaving, even though she says she always knew the show would be a hit, always believed it was a quality production. She explained that she did not get much attention from the press when she was on the show.
"Rizzoli and Isles," her new show premiered on TNT in 2010 and has been on four seasons. It was renewed for a fifth season in 2014. Alexander plays a medical examiner, Dr. Maura Isles, and co-star, Angie Harmon, previously of the popular, long-running show, "Law and Order," plays police detective, Jane Rizzoli. The show is based on a series of novels, "Rizzoli & Isles," by Tess Gerritsen. In the series pilot, the two tracked a murderer.
Alexander has appeared in other television shows, such as "CSI," "Friends," and "Jag." She has been in a number of movies, including "Mission Impossible III," "He's Just Not That Into You," and "Yes Man." With her newest show on TNT, Sasha Alexander has proven an actress can have success after leaving a huge hit television show.