Deeks mom Roberta, played by Pamela Reed
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Who's the Only 'NCIS: LA' Character Cooler Than Deeks? His Mom, Roberta

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Nov. 19 2022, Updated 2:45 p.m. ET

Marty Deeks' mother rarely makes an appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles, but this doesn't stop us from loving her anyway.

You might remember Roberta Deeks from iconic episodes like "Party Crashers," or "Till Death Do Us Part," where she delivered some exceptional zingers and first-rate anecdotes — and more recently, she returns in the 2022 episodes, "Flesh & Blood" and "Survival of the Fittest."

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She might not be a regular character on the show, but she is unforgettable just the same.

Ready to find out everything about the actress who plays Deeks' mother on NCIS: Los Angeles?

Meet the actress who Deeks' mother on 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' Pamela Reed! 

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Pamela Reed was first featured in the second episode of Season 7, titled "Citadel," and we've been obsessed with her ever since.

In the episode, we watched Marty first introduce his new girlfriend, a certain young lady named Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) to his mom. He went about in a characteristic fashion, asking the old lady to hide away from Kelsi for a few days before he felt ready to take the big leap and organize a meet-up.

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In the episode, we watched Marty first introduce his new girlfriend, a certain young lady named Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) to his mom. He went about in a characteristic fashion, asking the old lady to hide away from Kelsi for a few days before he felt ready to take the big leap and organize a meet-up.

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Pamela Reed (Roberta Deeks) and Daniela Ruah (Kensi Blye)

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Roberta was also featured in "Party Crashers," the episode that saw Marty walk in on her and a young lover. Although Marty was convinced that his gun will be needed to chase down the unwanted intruder, he was soon forced to realize that the criminal" was, in fact, his mother's new boyfriend.

In 2022, she will make her return in the Season 14 episode "Flesh & Blood," where Roberta comes into town to meet Rosa.

Pamela Reed has been acting since the '60s.  

Before joining NCIS: Los Angeles, Pamela has appeared on cult-classic shows like Parks and Recreation, Jerico, and Grey's Anatomy.

In Parks and Recreation, she played Marlene Griggs-Knope, a straight-faced, strong-willed and shrewd politician who's nothing like her daughter, Leslie (Amy Poehler).

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Pamela with Robin Williams in 'Cadillac Man' in 1990.

What's more, Pamela also appeared in Kindergarten Cop, the 1990 box office hit chronicling a policeman's first adventures with going undercover. Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has to pretend to work as a kindergarten teacher to uncover new information about the enemy ⁠— but taking care of the youngsters pose a challenge that exceeds his capacities by far.

In an iconic scene of the movie, we watch Pamela shoot a gun and save Kimble (Arnold). That's the definition of cool right there.

One of the most versatile actors in the industry, Pamela built a varied, immensely multi-faceted oeuvre over the years. She's been acting in movies, TV series, and theatre since the early 1960s, and it's unlikely that she would slow down anytime soon.

We only have one question left: can Marty's mom finally become a series regular? Catch new episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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