Who Is Former ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Star Shalita Grant’s Wife?

Shalita Grant is best known for playing Sonja Percy on NCIS: New Orleans. Who is the star’s wife? Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.

Shalita Grant’s movies and TV shows

Shalita Grant on the set of NCIS: New Orleans |  Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images
Shalita Grant on the set of NCIS: New Orleans | Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images

One of Shalita Grant’s early television roles is an appearance in a 2011 episode of The Good Wife, titled “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” She played the character Nora Swan. In 2015, Grant appeared in two episodes of Melissa & Joey. That same year, Grant made her debut in NCIS: New Orleans. She played the role of Sonja Percy until her departure in 2018. Her other acting roles include appearances in Bones, Mercy Street, Battle Creek, NCIS, and Santa Clarita Diet.

Why did Shalita Grant leave ‘NCIS: New Orleans’?

Shalita Grant and Lucas Black on NCIS: New Orleans| Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images
Shalita Grant and Lucas Black on NCIS: New Orleans| Skip Bolen/CBS via Getty Images

What was the reason Shalita Grant left NCIS: New Orleans? Was there drama behind the scenes? It seems like drama wasn’t the reason for Grant’s departure. According to Didi Rea, Grant’s manager, everything is fine. Grant was just at a point where she was ready to try something new. “It’s just time for a change,” Rea told Variety. “This is about moving on to the next great thing.”

Sources also told Variety Grant’s departure had nothing to do with a report about Brad Kern (the NCIS: New Orleans showrunner at the time), and allegations he made racially insensitive remarks and participated in sexual harassment. Kern was later fired for the alleged behavior.

Who Is Shalita Grant’s wife?

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Grant is married to commercial director Sabrina Skau. They were married in August 2018 at San Francisco’s City Hall. According to People magazine, they chose this location partly because it’s where California’s first legal same-sex marriage took place.

How did Grant meet her wife? The couple started dating back in October 2016 after they connected on a dating app. They were in a long-distance relationship for one year while Grant was in New Orleans filming her show. They were engaged in 2017 on Christmas Eve. Grant says the proposal was a surprise, even though she knew an engagement was the next step for them. “I thought it was coming, but it was a surprise,” Grant told People magazine before her wedding. “We had bought matching onesies and she proposed while we were wearing our matching onesies. And then we played card games. It was sweet, intimate, joyful and playful.”

Skau told the publication Grant makes her feel very safe. “She’s someone I feel really safe with,” Skau said. “She’s so self-possessed and supportive and we can always be honest with each other.” Grant says her wife makes her feel seen, heard, and loved. “This is the first relationship where I’ve felt really seen and really heard. I feel so loved. And I feel like we can do anything.”

What is Shalita Grant doing now?

After leaving the NCIS: New Orleans cast, Grant became a recurring character on Santa Clarita Diet. She worked alongside Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. In this role, Grant played FBI agent Tess Rogers. Grant currently owns a hair spa called Four Naturals, which specializes in styling Type 4 hair texture. On her website, Grant says, “Four Naturals began as a response to a traumatizing job experience and eventually became a mission to set every black woman with Type 4 hair, free.”

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