Renata Atal
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Gender: Female   Female
Died: October 2014, underground parking garage in Washington D.C.
Status: Deceased- committed suicide by using a motorized garotte.
Portrayed by: Mette Holt
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Choke Hold (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Choke Hold (episode).
List of Appearances

Renata Atal was a woman who appeared in Choke Hold (episode) and who was also a Russian expat as well as an hitwoman for hire who had a reputation for using unusual weapons when it came to murdering her targets.



NCIS Season 12Edit

In Choke Hold (episode), Atal struck, fatally injuring Naval Research Scientist Sofia Glazman before fleeing the scene with Glazman later dying when she was loaded onto an ambulance.

Hours later, Atal appeared at the "Liberty Square" bar where she attempted to kill Nelly Benin but was forced to flee after NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs spotted her with Atal managing to stop Gibbs from going after her by using a garrott on the door she was in, preventing Gibbs from following her and ultimately arresting her much to Gibbs's own frustration.

The next day, Atal emerged at an underground parking garage once again, intending to kill Benin who was under the protection of FBI agent Leia Pendergast.

Minutes later, Gibbs's colleagues and teammates, NCIS Special Agents Anthony DiNozzo and Timothy McGee appeared, having gotten news from fellow Agent Eleanor Bishop about Atal's true identity with the two agents confronting Atal with both Pendergast and Benin later arriving on scene.

Despite Tony and McGee's efforts to get Atal to surrender, Atal refused and opted to wrap a motorized garotte around her neck which killed her instantly, implying that she had committed suicide to avoid being arrested by NCIS which would have seen her being interrogated and ultimately receiving a life sentence or the death penalty.


Much of Atal's personality is unknown but from what was shown, it appeared that she was a psychopath or sociopath who had no qualms or no guilt, mercy or remorse about killing anyone whatsoever although she didn't express any kind of sexual pleasure at killing given how she was usually high.


Atal was a woman in her late thirties, early forties with blonde, spiky hair and brown eyes.


As an assassin for hire, Atal was extremely intelligent and evasive.

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  • Sofia Glazman- (garroted, later died from her injuries).