Who is Pauley Perrette from NCIS? Is she dead? Bio: Net Worth, Husband

• 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 Birth March 27, 1969
Spouse Coyote Shivers
Mark Long black hair with straight bangs
Fact She modeled clothing for Lip Service in their 2001 catalogs.

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).

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 Name Pauley Perrette
Net Worth $16 million
Date Of Birth March 27, 1969
Height 1.77 m
Profession Entrepreneur, Photographer, Civil Rights Advocate, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Poet
Education Valdosta State University, Crestwood High School
Nationality American


Spouse Coyote Shivers
Parents Donna Bell


Nominations People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
Movies Civility, 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 Shows FCU: Fact Checkers Unit, That’s Life, NCIS, Time of Your Life

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


# Quote
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.
4 I 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.


# Fact
1 Sported a bald head that she shaved with a razor for much of her twenties.
2 She has played the same character (Abby Sciuto) in four different series: “JAG” (1995)_, NCIS (2003), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) and NCIS: New Orleans (2014).
3 She modeled clothing for Lip Service in their 2001 catalogs.
4 Co-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.
5 Suffers from a severe phobia of magicians and conventional ovens (microwaves don’t bother her).
6 She was the homecoming queen her senior year. She was voted Best Personality and Most Easygoing of her senior class.
7 Went to Crestwood high school in Roswell, GA.
8 Has 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”.
9 Is very passionate about animal rescue and has two rescued dogs, one a Chihuahua called Cece.
10 She was the lead singer in the all-girl punk band, Lo-Ball.
11 If all else fails, she would like to be a Security Guard someday.
12 Her two favourite published CDs are “Distorted Lullabies” and “Precious”.
13 Poet and spoken-word artist.




Title Year Status Character
NCIS 2003-2016 TV Series Abby Sciuto
Fantasy Hospital 2016 TV Series Nickleby
NCIS: New Orleans 2014-2016 TV Series Abby Sciuto
Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery 2015 Video Delilah Domino / The Crimson Witch (voice)
Inside NCIS 2012 TV Mini-Series short Abby Scuito / Herself
I Am Bad 2012 Mom
Superman vs. The Elite 2012 Video Lois Lane (voice)
Terminator: Termination 2012 Short Sarah Connor (voice)
Pride 2011/III Short Angela
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit 2010 TV Series Pauley
The Singularity Is Near 2010 Documentary Ramona
Satan Hates You 2010 Marie Flowers
NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 TV Series Abby Sciuto
To Comfort You 2009 Short Theresa
Potheads: The Movie 2006 LuLu
A Moment of Grace 2004 Short Dr. Grace Peters
Cut and Run 2004 Short Jolene
Brother Bear 2003 Female Lover Bear (voice)
Ash Tuesday 2003 Gina Mascara
JAG 2003 TV Series Abby Sciuto
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 TV Series Candeece / Pink Hair
Haunted 2002 TV Series Nadine
Hungry Hearts 2002 Cokie Conner
The Ring 2002 Beth
Red Skies 2002 TV Movie Patty Peirson
24 2002 TV Series Tanya
Special Unit 2 2001-2002 TV Series Alice Cramer
Smash 2001 TV Series Charley
Dawson’s Creek 2001 TV Series Rachel Weir, Ph.D.
Philly 2001 TV Series Angela
Dead Last 2001 TV Series Erica
My First Mister 2001 Bebe
Almost Famous 2000 Alice Wisdom
Civility 2000 Carolyn
Time of Your Life 1999-2000 TV Series Cecilia Wiznarski
Veronica’s Closet 1999 TV Series Nicole
Jesse 1999 TV Series Gwen
Batman Beyond 1999 TV Series Cop
Batman Beyond: The Movie 1999 TV Movie Police Officer (voice)
Hand on the Pump 1998 Short Hi-Girl
Hoofboy 1998 Short
The Drew Carey Show 1998 TV Series Darcy
The Naked Truth 1998 TV Series Ilana
That’s Life 1998 TV Series Lisa
Blade Runner 1997 Video Game Lucy Devlin (voice)
Frasier 1996-1997 TV Series Waitress
The Price of Kissing 1997 Renee (as Pauley P.)
Early Edition 1997 TV Series Theresa LaParco
Murder One 1996-1997 TV Series Gwen
Moloney 1996 TV Series Samantha
ABC Afterschool Specials 1994 TV Series Shannon


Title Year Status Character
An Act of Love 2015 Documentary executive producer
Citizen Lane 2013 Documentary executive producer / producer
The American Shame 2001 associate producer


Title Year Status Character
Citizen Lane 2013 Documentary
Jenny 2013 Video short co-director


Title Year Status Character
Citizen Lane 2013 Documentary writer


Title Year Status Character
NCIS 2009 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Project: Phoenix 2012 TV Series short special thank you to
NCIS: Cast Roundtable 2007 Video short special thanks


Title Year Status Character
2016 Hero Dog Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
NCIS – Season 13: All’s Fair in Love and War 2016 Video short Herself
NCIS – Season 13: Celebrating 300 2016 Video short Herself
NCIS – Season 13: Inside Season 13 2016 Video short Herself
NCIS – Season 13: The Difinitive Dinozzo 2016 Video short Herself
NCIS: New Orleans – Season 2: Crossing Over: A Look at Sister City 2016 Video short Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – NCIS
Extra 2011-2016 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
The Price Is Right 2010-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself – Special Guest
2015 Hero Dog Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself – presenter
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Herself
NCIS: Season 12 – #1 Drama in the World 2015 Short Herself
NCIS: Season 12 – Bad to the Bone 2015 Short Herself
NCIS: Season 12 – Inside Season 12 2015 Short Herself
Rachael Ray 2012-2015 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2013-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The Insider 2013-2015 TV Series Herself
2014 Hero Dog Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification 2014 TV Movie Herself
Steve Harvey 2014 TV Series Herself – NCIS
Teens Wanna Know 2013-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
NCIS: Season 11 – Celebrating 250 2014 Video documentary short Herself
NCIS: Season 11 – Game Change 2014 Video documentary short Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Social Correspondent (uncredited)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Herself – Presenter (uncredited)
Citizen Lane 2013 Documentary Herself
10 Items or Less: 10 Random Looks at NCIS 2013 TV Short Herself
NCIS: Season 10 – You Wear It Well 2013 Video short Herself
NCIS – Season 10: X Marks the Spot: A Look at Season X 2013 Video short Herself
2013 New Now Next Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
Kathy 2013 TV Series Herself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself – Presenter
CBS Cares 2003-2013 TV Series Herself
2012 Hero Dog Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Herself
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards 2012 TV Special Herself – Presenter
RuPaul’s Drag Race 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest Judge
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
The 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
I Get That a Lot 2012 TV Series Herself
2011 Hero Dog Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die 2011 TV Series documentary Herself – Actress and Filmmaker
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Herself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The 37th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2011 TV Special Herself – Presenter, Favorite New TV Drama and Comedy
14th Annual PRISM Awards 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Good News Week 2010 TV Series Herself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2010 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Question Presenter
Fashion News Live 2009 TV Series Herself
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Diversity News TV 2009 TV Series Himself
Infanity 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
You Ask They Tell 2008 TV Mini-Series short Herself
America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards 2007 Video Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2010 Best Female Performance Beverly Hills Film Festival Short Film Drama To Comfort You (2009)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015)
2014 People’s Choice Award People’s Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
2013 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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