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Who is Cote De Pablo?

Born María José de Pablo Fernández on the 12th November 1979, in Santiago, Chile, she is an actress and television personality, who goes under stage name Cote de Pablo. She rose to prominence with the role of Ziva David in the crime-drama series “NCIS” (2005-2013), and as Jessica in the film “The 33” in 2015, among other achievements.

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Where is Cote de Pablo Now?

Cote became famous for her role in “NCIS”, but left the show in 2013; since then she has pursued other acting projects, with the last role in 2016, when she played Laura Kale in the television film “Prototype”, which was first planned as a series, but unfortunately was canceled. However, since then, she has remained out of the entertainment scene, though she can be seen at various glamorous events.

Cote de Pablo Wiki: Early Life, Family, and Education

The oldest of three children born to Francisco de Pablo and his wife Maria Olga Fernandez, she has a sister named Andrea, and a brother, Francisco, who is now an accomplished disc jockey. She spent her first ten years in Chile, but then her mother got a job at a Spanish-language television network in Miami, Florida USA, and the family moved their. Once settled in Miami, Cote became a student at Arvida Middle School and later New World School of the Arts, focusing on musical theatre, and after matriculating enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, continuing her studies in music and theater. During her college days, Cote honed her acting skills by appearing in several plays, such as “And the World Goes ‘Round”, “The Fantasticks”, “Indiscretions”, then “A Little Night Music” and “The House of Bernarda Alba”. She finished her studies in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater.

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Career Beginnings

Interested in performing arts from an early age, Cote started her career when she was only 15 years old, when she became the host of the talk show “Control” on Univision, next to Carlos Ponce, who at one time was the host of the “Entertainment Tonight”. Gradually, Cote transitioned into acting, making a few appearances at New York City Public Theater from 2001 until 2003, and then began auditioning for on-screen roles. She secured support roles in such TV series as “Education of Max Bickford”, “Fling”, and “The $treet”, among others until 2004, when she had her first recurring role as Marguerite Cisneros in the TV crime-drama series “The Jury”, featuring in ten episodes, with her performance helping her secure her subsequent role of Ziva David.

Rise to Prominence

Cote ‘auditioned’ by sending a videotape of herself for the role of Ziva, an Israeli Mossad officer, who would become NCIS agent, and waited for the response from the network producers; network executives flew her to Los Angeles, where it was arranged for her to do a scene with Michael Weatherly, a series regular, to observe them as potential professional partners in the series. After a live audition, and short rehearsal with Weatherly who went off script and made a move towards Cote by brushing her hair and telling her she reminded him of Salma Hayek, Cote remained calm, and later was informed that she had the part.

She joined the series in its third season and remained until the eleventh season, during which time she achieved world fame. However, she abruptly left the series following the end of the 10th season, after feeling that her character wasn’t being treated with respect, and that the script written for her character wasn’t suitable for Cote. Though she stated that she wanted to remain in the series, her ideas didn’t gel with the writers, and she left the series.

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Career After NCIS

During her time in “NCIS”, Cote wasn’t so active in searching for other projects, only portraying Bruja in the western-thriller film “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride” in 2010, starring Dwight Yoakam, Lizzy Caplan, and Jon Foster. However, since leaving the award-winning crime-drama series, Cote returned to auditions, and in 2015 secured a couple of roles, including the part of Jessica in the historical drama film “The 33”, about miners who get trapped in a gold and copper mine, spending 69 days underground. Her last known role was in the part of Laura Kale in the television film “Prototype” in 2016, starring next to Jack Davenport and Annabelle Dexter-Jones.

Do You Know How Rich Cote de Pablo Is?

Although Cote has only secured a few roles so far, her work on “NCIS” was quite beneficial as she was earning around $120,000 per episode. So, have you ever wondered how rich Cote de Pablo is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cote de Pablo’s wealth is as high as $6 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Do You Know About Cote de Pablo’s Personal Life, Affairs, Boyfriend, Children?

When it comes to Cote’s personal life, she isn’t very open about it, and tends to keep her most intimate details hidden from the public eyes. However, the media discovered some information, including the fact that she was in a long-time relationship with actor David Serrano, but the two broke up in 2015.

Relationship with Michael Weatherly

When asked about her relationship with her co-star, Michael Weatherly, though chemistry can be sensed when the two are on screen, both said that they are just good friends, and have remained close despite her departure from NCIS.

Why the Stage Name Cote?

Once she moved to the USA, she found that many people had trouble pronouncing her name correctly, and as a result she chose the nickname Cote, which is quite common in her native Chile for a woman named Maria Jose.

Internet Popularity

Since launching her career, Cote has managed to expand her popularity to social media platforms, and has around 40,000 followers so far. She is quite active on Facebook, with around 20,000 followers, and Instagram, with just over 18,000 people that cling to her daily posts. She most recently referred to her fans from one of many glam events of which she was a part. She also has an official Twitter account but hasn’t been active since January 2014.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful TV star, then this is a great opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.


  1. I stopped watching NCIS when she left. She played the well and I liked her gutsy way of doing it..

    NCIS and Mark Harmon…need to shut down..it’s boring

  2. Suzi Bartolovic Reply

    Although I really enjoyed Ziva, I wouold like to see Code in another series. I loved NCIS, but since Mark Harmon left, it is not as entertaining. If he does not return, I will probably not watch it. I also miss Abby.

  3. Her brief return was embarrassing. Not for her – for the series. Really do miss her. Lost three key characters. Haven’t watched the series on network in so long I was not aware Harmon was gone.

    I have not been a regular evening tv viewer for a very long time. Watch reruns on WE and ION. If “Ziva” and Weatherly are missing from an episode, I move on.

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