A character on the tv show Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS
) played by the Chilean actress Cote de Pablo
. Ziva is Israeli and was formerly a Mossad liason officer for NCIS but is currently a Probationary Special Agent. She joined NCIS in season 3 after she killed her half-brother Ari Haswari to save Leroy Jethro Gibbs
after Ari killed one of his agents Special Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd. From then on she had Gibbs' trust and is like a daughter to him, often times he affectionately calls her Ziver. She had a relationship with the old director, Jenny Shepherd; and often butt heads with her partner Anthony DiNozzo
. Tony and Ziva have major sexual tension on the show and together make up the relationship Tiva
. She is also close with the other agent, Timothy McGee
, in a brother/sister relationship. It is known that Ziva's younger sister Tali was killed in a Hamas suicide bombing when she was only 16. Ziva's father, Eli David, is the Director of Mossad, and is a very mean man. At the end of season 6, he made Ziva quit NCIS and become a full time Mossad officer again, and sent her on a suicide mission in Somalia where she was captured, tortured, and presumed raped by terrorists. NCIS steps in and saves her.
All in all, Ziva David is a crazy israeli chick with impulse issues, is a ninja, and the best character on TV!!!!!! TIVA FOREVER!!!!!