The Hidden Connection Between Alexandra Breckenridge And This NCIS Star

Alexandra Breckenridge is an actress who has appeared in films such as Big Fat Liar and She's the Man. On TV, she portrayed a young Moira O'Hara on American Horror Story: Murder House and Kaylee on AHS: Coven. She was Jessie Anderson on The Walking Dead and Sophie on This Is Us, and she currently stars as Melinda "Mel" Monroe on the Netflix show Virgin River.

Michael Weatherly is an actor who is best known for playing Anthony DiNozzo on JAG and its spin-off series NCIS, as well as on both NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles. In fact, he is one of only two actors to have been on all four of these series, along with Pauley Perrette (via Fandom). Weatherly has also directed episodes of NCIS and written songs for the television show's soundtrack, as stated on his IMDb page.

How are these two stars connected, though?

Michael Weatherly's wife even helped throw Alexandra Breckenridge a baby shower

Alexandra Breckenridge is Michael Weatherly's niece (via IMDb)! They also, of course, share a professional connection with both being actors, and so it's not surprising that the two have discussed the business — especially when Breckenridge was starting her career. In 2008, she told Connecticut Magazine that her uncle had been a mentor of sorts to her. "He can commiserate with me about whatever difficulties I'm going through, and he tends to have a lot of really good advice. It's wonderful to have a family member who's so close, who's also my godfather," she said.

Weatherly is married to Bojana Jankovic, and together, they have a son named Liam and a daughter named Olivia, according to Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Breckenridge is married to Casey Hooper, one of Katy Perry's guitarists, and they have a daughter, Billie, and a son, Jack. "We are so excited to have a boy and a girl! Billie is such a sweet baby girl, and Jack is such a social boy, with them only being 15 months apart they will always have a friend to play with," she told People.

When Breckenridge was pregnant with Jack, Jankovic helped throw a special baby shower. It was a quilting party at which guests made squares that formed a quilt to take home. "It was so incredible to have all my favorite women come together to help make this adorable quilt for our son," Breckenridge said in People.