- 1 Early Life and Education
- 2 Career Beginnings
- 3 Have You Wondered How Rich Pauley Perrette Is?
- 4 Life Behind the Scene
- 5 Finally, is Pauley Taken or Single?
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.
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.
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.
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 2, 2018
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.