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Pauley Perrette                

Actress & Musician; Known for Abby Sciuto on CBS's "NCIS."

Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for starring as Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series, "NCIS." Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Perrette lived throughout the Southern United States. Before her acting career took off in the late 1990s, she attended Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she studied Criminal Justice, and later moved to New York City to study at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

After relocating to New York City, Perrette began working as a bartender. A co-worker introduced her to a director which led to multiple jobs including commercials and short films.

In 1996, she landed a recurring role on the legal drama "Murder One." She won her first starring role on the short-lived sitcom "That's Life" in 1998. In 1999, she had a part on "Time of Your Life," a spin-off from "Party of Five."

In film, Perrette had small parts in the movies "Almost Famous" and "The Ring." In 2003, Perrette debuted as Abby Sciuto, an offbeat, cheerful lab technician known for her tattoos and goth fashion sense, on the crime drama "NCIS." Her character works with a team of Navy investigators, and she became a fan favorite. Perrette’s character has influenced young girls everywhere to follow Abby’s lead and become interested in forensic science or other STEM-related fields. That is why Perrette created the Pauley Perrette Forensic Science Scholarship to continue Abby’s influence to inspire more young women in forensics.

Perrette is also a musician and was the lead singer for the punk band Lo-Ball. She also contributed the song "Fear" to the first NCIS soundtrack under the name Stop Making Friends. In addition to writing and playing, she operates her own independent music label, Go Records.

Perrette is an involved activist who supports a number of causes and charities, including Save the Children and Habitat for Humanity.


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Pauley Perrette: Claims Second Attack By Homeless Man |
"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette claims she was attacked by another homeless guy ... this time in her car and narrowly escaped after getting…
Pauley Perrette: 'Faith' got me through 'traumatic' attack | Fox News
Pauley Perrette said her faith helped her get through a traumatic experience.
Move Over Oscars... American Humane Association Announces The PAWSCARS!
Hosted by TV superstar Pauley Perrette and Lou Wegner, the 2016 American Humane Association PAWSCARS are now available for viewing online at
WATCH: Pauley Perrette Sings for Trevor Project |
Longtime LGBT ally Pauley Perrette is promoting the Trevor Project with a music ... Perrette, star of NCIS, premiered the video Friday on Entertainment Tonight.
'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Debuts 'Beautiful Child,' a New Song ...
Fans know Pauley Perrette for her role on CBS' hit show NCIS, but the actress is also a talented musician. The singer-songwriter stopped by the ET stage where ...
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'NCIS' actress, Pauley Perrette, releases new cookbook -
Actress Pauley Perrette releases a new cookbook, "Donna Bell's Bake Shop" with co-writers Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky April 14. Photo by Jim ...
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