Here's Everything You Need to Know About NCIS's Pauley Perrette

Get real with Pauley Perrette

Get real with Pauley Perrette

We know and love her is Abby Sciuto on NCIS, but what is it about Pauley Perrette that makes us want to be BFFs with her? Let’s dive into what makes this famous actress so lovable.

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We love her as Abby on NCIS

We love her as Abby on NCIS

On NCIS, Abby Sciuto is a whip-smart forensic scientist who is empathetic almost to a fault. No one can turn down a hug from Abby! Plus, her goth-queen NCIS style is unparalleled. But long before she brought us Abby, Pauley was already an accomplished actress.

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We love her IRL

We love her IRL

As Abby she's fantastic but in real life Pauley Perrette is equally fab. She inspires us all by giving so much of her time and energy to helping others ... 

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Pauley Perrette is a fighter

Pauley Perrette is a fighter

Pauley Perrette is a well-known civil rights activist and ally for the LGBT community. To promote The Trevor Project – a helpline for gay youth who struggle with thoughts of suicide and deal with crisis – she penned and sang a song called “Beautiful Child.” Pauley also volunteers for Save the Children and Habitat for Humanity, and recently handed out medals at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif. 

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She’s a smarty pants

She’s a smarty pants

Just like her forensic scientist character, Abby, Pauley is no stranger to long study hours. She earned a Masters in Criminology from Valdosta State College.

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She’s no stranger to the supernatural

She’s no stranger to the supernatural

Pauley Perrette appeared in a suspense flick that was super popular (and super scary) in the early 2000s. Let’s just say she wasn't the only one in the movie with killer long, black hair.
Speaking of Pauley's hair: did you know that she is actually a natural blonde? 

 
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She loves her furry friends

She loves her furry friends

Pauley has fostered and adopted pets through the Amanda Foundation in Los Angeles. Her two cuddle buddies Bug and Grace were first foster pets, but became adoptees when Pauley couldn’t resist their charms. It’s no surprise that working with animals on NCIS is no problem for her.

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You’ll never guess her favorite tattoo

You’ll never guess her favorite tattoo

Thanks to her role as Abby, Pauley scored some new “ink.” The spiderweb on Abby’s neck and the cross on her back are drawn on for the part. But all of her other tattoos are the real thing. She told Parade Magazine that her favorite tatt is located on her left ring finger. It’s her favorite Bible verse, Romans 12:21, which reads "Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

“That’s my favorite one and I look at it every day. That’s my mantra,” she told the publication.

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She bakes up a storm with her two besties

She bakes up a storm with her two besties

Pauley channeled part-time bakers Max and Caroline from 2 Broke Girls when she teamed up with her two best buds Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky to open Donna Bell’s Bake Shop, a Southern-style bakery in New York City. The shop is named after Pauley's late mother, and it is the sweetest homage. 

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She lives a life of crime

She lives a life of crime

On television, that is. Her first major TV gig was on a mid-90s crime drama and now, as you well know, she’s kicking butt and taking names on CBS’s NCIS.

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Pauley is a rock star, obviously

Pauley is a rock star, obviously

Pauley Perrette played a DJ in a popular rock movie released in 2000. She’s also a rocker in real life. She was part of the punk band Lo-Ball, and even contributed the song “FEAR” to NCIS’s first soundtrack. She posted the self-directed original video for the song on her YouTube page. To top it all off, Pauley also brought The GRAMMYs to the world as a Social Media Reporter. 

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Pauley and Drew Carey have worked together in the past

Pauley and Drew Carey have worked together in the past

Pauley appeared with the The Price Is Right host on his TV show in 1998. Shout out to Cleveland!

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She loves hanging with her NCIS co-stars

She loves hanging with her NCIS co-stars

Pauley and the super-cute Sean Murray – a.k.a. Timothy McGee – visited The Talk together.

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Pauley comes from the Big Easy

Pauley comes from the Big Easy

Pauley Perrette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans crossover last season was probably right up her alley! 

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Love is on her side

Love is on her side

Pauley Perrette and her boyfriend, former British Royal Marine Thomas Arklie, are two peas in a pod. The pair are adorable and extremely supportive of each other. She once told Us Weekly that her beau is "the kindest person [she's] ever known." 
 
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To top it all off, she's a style icon

To top it all off, she's a style icon

Whether she's in a gown or a t-shirt and jeans, Pauley Perrette's goth rocker style is flawless. If you're wondering where she scores a lot of her red carpet garments, the answer is charity thrift shops. She's the ultimate punk princess!

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She knows comfort and fashion can co-exist

She knows comfort and fashion can co-exist

One of Pauley's favorite Abby outfits is this one-piece jumpsuit. So comfy! 

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She can do it!

She can do it!

We're not saying that Abby is the smartest, most resourceful character on television today. We're also not not saying it.

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Keep on shining, Pauley!

Keep on shining, Pauley!

We can't wait to see what this amazing actress and philanthropist does next. 

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