Doe-eyed Ariel Gade got her start as a precocious child actor and has continued to grow into a nuanced performer. Originally having dreams of being Shamu the Killer Whale's trainer, she ventured into show business with a small role in the 2003 made-for-television western "Then Came Jones." Her talent was immediately recognized and she was cast as Ben Stiller's daughter in the 2004 comedy "Envy." Her star continued to rise in the breakout role of Ceci in "Dark Water," a chilly, supernatural horror/thriller in which she played Jennifer Connelly's daughter, the linchpin in the story's custody battle. More recognizable after her appearance in that A-list movie, she went on to star in the short-lived sci-fi series "Invasion" and continued to pursue the fantastical with parts in the high-profile monster mash "AVP: Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" and the made-for-TV disaster epic "Meteor." By the '10s, she garnered her first lead role in the 3D adventure film "Call of the Wild" and became part of a major TV success with her small role on the premiere episode of the kicky procedural spinoff "NCIS: Los Angeles."