Pauley Perrette is an American actress best known for her role as Abby Sciuto in the television series NCIS.
Perrette's television credits include CSI, Murder One, The Drew Carey Show, Jesse, Time of Your Life, Philly, Special Unit 2, Haunted and 24.
Her feature film credits include The Price of Kissing, Almost Famous, Hungry Hearts, The Ring and Ash Tuesday.
She tended bar in New York City while doing commercials, voice-overs, music videos and short films. She later moved to Los Angeles, and has since worked steadily in film, television and voice-overs.
In 2007 Perrette is shooting and producing a documentary on legendary civil rights attorney Marc Lane.
Born in New Orleans and raised all over the South, Perrette now lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and animals.
She is a poet and spoken-word artist, a music fanatic, a fervent civil rights activist, a published writer, documentary producer and photographer.