Monet Mazur
Monet Mazur-Mar 02 2009
Character Gina Cowell
Birthday April 17, 1976
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Appearances "Flowers For Your Grave"
"A Deadly Game"
"Anatomy of a Murder"

Monet Happy Mazur (born April 17, 1976) is an American actress, model and musician.

Personal life

Mazur was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of a former fashion model mother and Ruby Mazur, an illustrator who has worked in the record industry and at one time was the manager of Billy Joel. Mazur has four siblings: Nicholas, Cézanne, Matisse and Miro. Her cousin is Epic Mazur, co-frontman of the Hollywood-based band Crazy Town. Mazur is of Jewish ancestry on her father's side.

In the summer of 2005, Mazur gave birth to son Marlon, her first child, with husband Alex de Rakoff, whom she married in April 2005. In 2011, they had a second child, named Luciano.


Mazur began modeling and acting in her teens. One of her most well-known ad campaigns are the three TV commercials for Gap she did with director Adam Daelay in 2008: "Everybody in Cords", "Everybody in Leather" and "Everybody in Vests". She has appeared in a number of widely released films in the past several years, including Dead Man Running, Monster-In-Law and Just Married. She has also appeared in several television shows, including CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Jack & Jill, Strange World, Chuck and Party of Five.

Mazur is joining the cast of NCIS: Los Angeles. She will play Natalie Buccola (name in the actual screening changed to Natalie Giordano), a confident secret service agent who's taken with Chris O'Donnell's character, Callen. The role is potentially recurring, and she will make her first appearance on the NCIS spinoff in episode 6. She also has appeared in three episodes of Castle as Gina, the publisher and ex-wife of Richard Castle, played by Nathan Fillion.

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