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Pauley Perrette Biography

Birth Name:
Pauley Perrette
Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Fast Facts

  • Studied sociology, psychology and criminology in college
  • Her blog on the CBS Web site chronicles her experiences acting in NCIS
  • Known for her Goth look
  • She performed in a band, Lo-Ball, and also recorded a song, "Fear," which aired on a 2010 NCIS episode and was included on the show's sound track
  • Appeared in "The Unnamed Feeling" Metallica music video
  • Her music career led to a friendship with Randy Jackson, whose American Idol competes for viewers with NCIS
  • Supports gay rights, civil rights, the American Red Cross and animal rights; backs a rescue organization for abandoned and abused dogs
  • Her interest in battling crime extends beyond her forensic-scientist role on NCIS, as she once appeared on America's Most Wanted in efforts to solve a 2007 murder