• Born on 27th March 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana
• Accomplished actress known for her role as Abby Sciuto in NCIS (2003-2018)
• Attended Valdosta State University and obtained a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice
• Starred in Academy Award-winning film “Almost Famous”, and horror film “The Ring”
• Net worth estimated at $22 million; currently receives around $200,000 per episode of NCIS

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1969
SpouseCoyote Shivers
MarkLong black hair with straight bangs
FactShe was the homecoming queen her senior year. She was voted Best Personality and Most Easygoing of her senior class.

Born on the 27th March 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pauley Perrette is an accomplished actress you probably know best as Abby Sciuto in the highly-acclaimed TV crime-drama series “NCIS” (2003-2018). She is also recognized from playing Cokie Conner in the comedy-drama film “Hungry Hearts” (2002).

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Early Life and Education

Pauley moved a lot during her childhood years; when asked about it, she says that she lived in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and California. She eventually matriculated from Crestwood High School in Roswell, Georgia, and afterwards Pauley enrolled at Valdosta State University, Georgia. She studied criminal justice and upon graduation moved to New York City, where Abby continued her education by enrolling at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, from which she obtained a master’s degree. In order to support her studies and life on the whole, Pauley concurrently held several odd jobs, including bartending.

Career Beginnings

While bartending in New York, she got in touch with an advertising agency director, and soon she received several offers to take part in commercials. Gradually, this became her daily job, and she then moved to Los Angeles in anattempt to become a full-time actress. Her first screen appearance was as Shannon in the “ABC Afterschool Specials” in 1994, followed by portraying Samantha in the TV series “Moloney”, then in 1996 secured her first recurring role, as Gwen in the TV mystery crime-drama series “Murder One” (1996-1997). In 1997 she starred in the romantic drama film “The Price of Kissing”, and the following year played Lisa in the short-lived comedy series “That’s Life”. Pauley started to become more popular as an actress in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, and in 2000 featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Almost Famous”, starring Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, while in 2002 she had a notable role in the horror film “The Ring”, with Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox as the stars of the film.

Rise to Prominence

Thanks to the massive lift in her career with the start of the 2000s, Pauley was chosen for the part of the unique Abby Sciuto in the crime-drama series “NCIS”, co-starring Mark Harmon and David McCallum. Pauley, always looking like she is a part of the goth or punk music scene, easily won the role of a character created by Donald P. Bellisario, easily fitting into the role from 2003 until 2018, featuring in more than 350 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series. She received several nominations herself, but also, her popularity reached new heights with the public, and Pauley became a star. Most recently, she announced that she is leaving the series following the 2018 season.

Career Besides “NCIS”

While in the aforementioned show, Pauley pursued other acting engagements, but didn’t have much luck, since she appeared only in a couple of B-films, such as “Potheads: The Movie” in 2006, “Satan Hates You”, and “I Am Bad”, both in 2012.

Voice Actress

Also appreciated for her voice, Pauley has secured several voice roles too, such as Lois Lane in the animated film “Superman vs. The Elite, then Delilah Domino/The Crimson Witch in the animated film “Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery: (2015), and Nickleby in the animated series “Fantasy Hospital” in 2016.

An Accomplished Singer

Before her acting career took off, Pauley was also a singer and a part of the all-girl band Lo-Ball. Some of the songs recorded by the band have been featured in films and TV series, such as the song “Can’t Get Me Down”, which was used as the soundtrack for the film “Legally Blonde”. Also, Pauley performed the song “Stop Making Friends”, which is used as the soundtrack for one of the episodes of the series “NCIS”.

Have You Wondered How Rich Pauley Perrette Is?

Since she launched her career, Pauley has appeared in more than 50 film and TV titles, which have contributed significantly to her net worth. So let’s see how rich Pauley is. Well, according to authoritative sources, Pauley’s net worth is estimated at over $22 million; she currently receives around $200,000 per episode of the NCIS.

Life Behind the Scene

Pauley is a social activist and has put all the effort in same-sex legalization, supporting a number of LGBT organizations. She has also worked with animal rescue organizations and the American Red Cross, among other philanthropic organizations.

Finally, is Pauley Taken or Single?

Since 2011 Pauley has been engaged to Thomas Arklie, a former British Royal; however, they will not marry until same-sex marriage is legalized in California.

Pauley was married to actor and musician Coyote Shivers, from 2000 to 2006, but that didn’t end well since Shivers was placed under a restraining order. According to sources, Pauley was tortured both physically and mentally by her ex-husband, which resulted in an acrimonious divorce and a restraining order, However, that wasn’t enough to keep Shivers from Perrette, and he subsequently served jail time for breaching the terms of the order.

Traumatic Experience in High School

Pauley kept her mouth shut for more than 30 years about a traumatic experience she experienced while in high school; yes, she was raped. While talking about it, she said that she was only 15 and was raped by a high school football player. She said that this left a huge mark on her further relationships, but has blamed herself for the unfortunate event.

Social Media Presence

Since obtaining world fame, Pauley has managed to expand her influence to social media platforms, particularly Twitter. Since joining in 2010, she has attracted a following of more than 750,000, and uses her official Twitter account to promote her work, and has most recently informed her fans that her stint on NCIS has ended. She has also shared details from her personal life. So, if you are not already a fan of this star actress, then this is a great chance for you to start following her.

General Info

Full NamePauley Perrette
Net Worth$16 million
Date Of BirthMarch 27, 1969
Height1.77 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Photographer, Civil Rights Advocate, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Poet
EducationValdosta State University, Crestwood High School


SpouseCoyote Shivers
ParentsDonna Bell


NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
MoviesCivility, Almost Famous, My First Mister, The Ring, Brother Bear, Satan Hates You, Pride, Superman vs. The Elite, To Comfort You, The Singularity is Near
TV ShowsFCU: Fact Checkers Unit, That's Life, NCIS, Time of Your Life

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#Marks / Signs
1Her role as Abby Sciuto on NCIS (2003)
2Pale Skin
4Gothic fashion sense
5Long black hair with straight bangs


1[on why she uses Twitter] I work for a lot of charities, and it's a good way to to get the word out and use that forum to do really, really good things.. Another good thing is that a person in the public eye needs to dispel rumours. Most of us feel that way. If you're in the spotlight, nobody talks to you; they talk about you or at you. Things come up that are complete fabrications, and this is the way to reach your fans directly and say, 'No, this is the way it really is'.
2[on the effect of her role as Abby Sciuto on 'NCIS'] I get contacted constantly all the time about that. They call it 'The Abby Effect', about how young girls want to be like her and pursue careers in math and science. It hasn't been long in this country and elsewhere around the world, when women weren't expected to pursue math and science at all. So this little character on TV has really been an inspiration to young girls everywhere. Personally, for me, there's a huge responsibility. I feel the weight every single day.
3[on the bad thing about Twitter] It can be a cowardly way to be cruel to people. It's a forum for cowardly bullies. I will never understand why somebody would take their computer or their phone and their time, whatever it is, 140 characters or whatever - even the energy to type with your hand - and choose to use all that to say something nasty about somebody else. I'll never get that. That's the part that always breaks my heart about the Internet.
4I am proudly voting No on Proposition 8. And am proud to be able to say years from now, when there are plenty more married couples of all types and shapes and colors and sizes trying to do the right thing with their marriage, that I did the right thing.


1Sported a bald head that she shaved with a razor for much of her twenties.
2She has played the same character (Abby Sciuto) in four different series: "JAG" (1995)_, NCIS (2003), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).
3She modeled clothing for Lip Service in their 2001 catalogs.
4Co-owner, with Matthew Sandusky and Darren Greenblatt, of "Donna Bell's Bake Shop" in New York City. The shop is named for Pauley's mother.
5Suffers from a severe phobia of magicians and conventional ovens (microwaves don't bother her).
6She was the homecoming queen her senior year. She was voted Best Personality and Most Easygoing of her senior class.
7Went to Crestwood high school in Roswell, GA.
8Has a tattoo on the side of her finger which reads "12 21:, which stands for Romans, Chapter 12, Verse 21: "Never be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good".
9Is very passionate about animal rescue and has two rescued dogs, one a Chihuahua called Cece.
10She was the lead singer in the all-girl punk band, Lo-Ball.
11If all else fails, she would like to be a Security Guard someday.
12Her two favourite published CDs are "Distorted Lullabies" and "Precious".
13Poet and spoken-word artist.




NCIS2003-2016TV SeriesAbby Sciuto
Fantasy Hospital2016TV SeriesNickleby
NCIS: New Orleans2014-2016TV SeriesAbby Sciuto
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery2015VideoDelilah Domino / The Crimson Witch (voice)
Inside NCIS2012TV Mini-Series shortAbby Scuito / Herself
I Am Bad2012Mom
Superman vs. The Elite2012VideoLois Lane (voice)
Terminator: Termination2012ShortSarah Connor (voice)
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit2010TV SeriesPauley
The Singularity Is Near2010DocumentaryRamona
Satan Hates You2010Marie Flowers
NCIS: Los Angeles2009TV SeriesAbby Sciuto
To Comfort You2009ShortTheresa
Potheads: The Movie2006LuLu
A Moment of Grace2004ShortDr. Grace Peters
Cut and Run2004ShortJolene
Brother Bear2003Female Lover Bear (voice)
Ash Tuesday2003Gina Mascara
JAG2003TV SeriesAbby Sciuto
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesCandeece / Pink Hair
Haunted2002TV SeriesNadine
Hungry Hearts2002Cokie Conner
The Ring2002Beth
Red Skies2002TV MoviePatty Peirson
242002TV SeriesTanya
Special Unit 22001-2002TV SeriesAlice Cramer
Smash2001TV SeriesCharley
Dawson's Creek2001TV SeriesRachel Weir, Ph.D.
Philly2001TV SeriesAngela
Dead Last2001TV SeriesErica
My First Mister2001Bebe
Almost Famous2000Alice Wisdom
Time of Your Life1999-2000TV SeriesCecilia Wiznarski
Veronica's Closet1999TV SeriesNicole
Jesse1999TV SeriesGwen
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesCop
Batman Beyond: The Movie1999TV MoviePolice Officer (voice)
Hand on the Pump1998ShortHi-Girl
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesDarcy
The Naked Truth1998TV SeriesIlana
That's Life1998TV SeriesLisa
Blade Runner1997Video GameLucy Devlin (voice)
Frasier1996-1997TV SeriesWaitress Rebecca
The Price of Kissing1997Renee (as Pauley P.)
Early Edition1997TV SeriesTheresa LaParco
Murder One1996-1997TV SeriesGwen
Moloney1996TV SeriesSamantha
ABC Afterschool Specials1994TV SeriesShannon


An Act of Love2015Documentary executive producer
Citizen Lane2013Documentary executive producer / producer
The American Shame2001associate producer


Citizen Lane2013Documentary
Jenny2013Video short co-director


Citizen Lane2013Documentary writer


NCIS2009TV Series performer - 1 episode


Project: Phoenix2012TV Series short special thank you to
NCIS: Cast Roundtable2007Video short special thanks


2016 Hero Dog Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
NCIS - Season 13: All's Fair in Love and War2016Video shortHerself
NCIS - Season 13: Celebrating 3002016Video shortHerself
NCIS - Season 13: Inside Season 132016Video shortHerself
NCIS - Season 13: The Difinitive Dinozzo2016Video shortHerself
NCIS: New Orleans - Season 2: Crossing Over: A Look at Sister City2016Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - NCIS
Extra2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Price Is Right2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Special Guest
2015 Hero Dog Awards2015TV MovieHerself - presenter
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHerself
NCIS: Season 12 - #1 Drama in the World2015ShortHerself
NCIS: Season 12 - Bad to the Bone2015ShortHerself
NCIS: Season 12 - Inside Season 122015ShortHerself
Rachael Ray2012-2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2013-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Insider2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
2014 Hero Dog Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHerself
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself - NCIS
Teens Wanna Know2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
NCIS: Season 11 - Celebrating 2502014Video documentary shortHerself
NCIS: Season 11 - Game Change2014Video documentary shortHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2011-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Social Correspondent (uncredited)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (uncredited)
Citizen Lane2013DocumentaryHerself
10 Items or Less: 10 Random Looks at NCIS2013TV ShortHerself
NCIS: Season 10 - You Wear It Well2013Video shortHerself
NCIS - Season 10: X Marks the Spot: A Look at Season X2013Video shortHerself
2013 New Now Next Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Kathy2013TV SeriesHerself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
CBS Cares2003-2013TV SeriesHerself
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
I Get That a Lot2012TV SeriesHerself
2011 Hero Dog Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress and Filmmaker
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter, Favorite New TV Drama and Comedy
14th Annual PRISM Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Question Presenter
Fashion News Live2009TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Diversity News TV2009TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2009TV Series documentaryHerself
You Ask They Tell2008TV Mini-Series shortHerself
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards2007VideoHerself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - NCIS
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Unique Sweets2013TV SeriesHerself - Co-owner, Donna Bell's Bake Shop
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers2010TV SeriesAbby Sciuto


Won Awards

2010Best Female PerformanceBeverly Hills Film FestivalShort Film DramaTo Comfort You (2009)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortScooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actress
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortSuperman vs. The Elite (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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