The daughter of a professor who was later revealed to have served in the military and a journalist, Oliva, Brody later graduated from Michigan State University.
She was also engaged to be married to James Lathom, a journalist but the two later broke up.
Brody later joined NCIS and after becoming a fully-fledged NCIS agent, presumably carried out a few assignments of her own before being assigned as the Special Agent Afloat on board the USS Moultrie.
In 2010, she confronted Petty Officer Third Class Jerry Cooper who was wielding a suicide vest. Brody hesitated and as such, Cooper committed suicide with the attack causing extensive damage to the ship and also resulting in five fatalities as well.
In the aftermath of the bombing, Brody was later reassigned to the NCIS Chicago Office.
She presumably worked there for some time before requesting the assignment to New Orleans.
NCIS Season 11Edit
Brody made her debut appearance in the Season 11 episode, "Crescent City".
NCIS: New Orleans Season 1Edit
NCIS Season 13Edit
Brody was a tall, thin woman in her late thirties, early forties with short brown hair and brown eyes.
In the backdoor pilot for NCIS: New Orleans and also NCIS: New Orleans Season 1, Brody had short hair that reached to the back of her neck with a slight fringe covering her forehead.
In NCIS: New Orleans Season 2, Brody's hair grew long to the point that it completely covered both her ears while the fringe covered the right side of her forehead.
Brody also wore various jackets, shirts and trousers along with high heeled boots while wearing her NCIS badge on the right side of her hip.
While processing a crime scene, Brody donned an NCIS windbreaker and cap while maintaining her high-heeled boots.
While pursing a criminal in the field, Brody wore the NCIS cap and also dons the traditional NCIS bulletproof vest as well as high-heeled boots although she later exchanged those for low-heeled boots. In NCIS: New Orleans Season 2, she was seen wearing high-heeled boots once again.
She also wore a hand-held headset that was a small blue or black earwig that she put into her left or right ear, enabling her to communicate with her teammates.
Like Pride and LaSelle, she also had the holster containing her Glock placed at her back so that she could freely grab it in the event of danger.
In the backdoor pilots, "Crescent City" and "Crescent City Part 2", as a visiting agent, Brody originally carried a SIG-Sauer P228 but upon officially transferring to New Orleans and subsequently joining the NCIS: New Orleans team, she exchanged her SIG-Sauer P228 for a Glock 26 which she carried up until her resignation.
Similarly to NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee of the NCIS Major Case Response Team in Washington D.C., Brody is left-handed.
Also like NCIS Probationary Agent Eleanor Bishop, Brody wore her watch on her right hand although Brody stopped wearing a watch altogether in recent months.
Like all federal agents, Brody was trained to process a crime scene and interrogate suspects.
She was also an expert at handling interrogations.