Pauley Perrette is a civil rights activist, actor, and singer from the United States. She is best recognized for her role as Abby Sciuto in the CBS drama ‘NCIS.’ She has acted in a number of television shows, including ’24,’ ‘Special Unit 2,’ and ‘CSI.’ She prefers independent films and is rarely seen in mainstream productions. ‘Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food,’ is a book Pauley co-wrote alongside her acting career. Pauley and her two best friends opened a Southern-style bakery in Manhattan, and the book relates the narrative of how they did it. Several photos of the actress are also included in the book. Donna Bell’s Bake Shop in Manhattan is another business she co-owns. Her late mother’s name is honored in the store’s name. Pauley is a civil rights activist who has written and produced a documentary about Mark Lane, a civil rights attorney and author in the United States. She’s appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show, David Letterman’s Late Show, and a variety of other entertainment discussion shows.
Early Life & Childhood
Pauley Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 27, 1969, and grew up in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and California.
She was enthralled by animals and aspired to work with them or join a rock and roll band. She also aspired to work for the FBI. She majored in sociology, psychology, and criminal science as an undergraduate honors student.
She studied criminal justice at Georgia’s Valdosta State University. She eventually relocated to New York City to pursue her education at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Pauley began her career in advertising. She was inspired to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career after booking commercials.
She began by appearing as a guest on popular television shows. She got her present role of forensic scientist Abby Sciuto in ‘NCIS,’ a series based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, in 2011 while appearing in ‘Special Unit 2’.
She made two appearances on ‘JAG’ in 2003. Her tiny role drew the attention of a large number of individuals.
She received the highest Q Score of any performer on a US prime time show in 2011.
She went on to star in films such as ‘The Ring’ and ‘Almost Famous.’
Pauley is a poet, writer, photographer, and music fan in addition to being an actor. She also campaigns for civil rights and produces films.
She had one of the highest Q Scores in 2010, putting her alongside Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. She was the only female in the top ten.
In the same year, she began appearing in television commercials for Expedia.com.
Pauley has performed a variety of tunes. ‘Fear,’ one of her songs, is featured on the ‘NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack.’ She is also a member of the Los Angeles-based band ‘Lo-Ball.’
The Important Projects
Pauley is a strong advocate for civil rights and filmed a documentary about Mark Lane, an author, and U.S. Civil Rights Attorney.
She is a dedicated social worker and activist who supports a variety of causes, including charity organizations, animal rescue teams, and civil and LGBT rights.
She sits on the boards of several important aid organizations and initiatives. She supports ‘Habitat for Humanity’, ‘NOH8’, ‘People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)’, ‘Equality California (EQCA)’, ‘AIDS Walk LA, AIDS Task Force, The Humane Society, Los Angeles Zoo, Union Rescue Mission’, ‘AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)’, ‘Out of The Closet’, ‘Strike Out AIDS’, and many other similar organizations.’
The Achievements & Honors
For her portrayal in ‘To Comfort You,’ she received the best actress award at the ‘Beverly Hills Film Festival’ in 2010.
Pauley has garnered two People’s Choice Award nominations for her work on ‘NCIS,’ one in the ‘Favorite Dramatic TV Actress’ category and the other in the ‘Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress’ category in 2014.
For her vocal performance in the animated film ‘Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery,’ she was nominated for a BTVA Special/ DVD Voice Acting Award in 2016.
In 2017, she was nominated for another People’s Choice Award, this time for ‘Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress.’
The Society of St. Vincent Paul named her ‘Community Advocate of the Year.’ She was also honored by the Union Rescue Mission with the ‘Heart of Service Award and the Desert AIDS Project as the ‘Next Generation Advocate.’
Personal History and Enduring Legacy
She has married for three years to actor and singer Coyote Shivers, but she divorced him after being subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual violence.
Michael Bosman, a cameraman, was her fiancée. They dated for four years before ending their relationship in 2011.
In December 2011, she announced her engagement to Thomas Arklie, a former British Royal Marine. They are waiting for Proposition 8 to be declared unconstitutional.
She is also a devout follower of the United Methodist Church of Hollywood.
She prefers to be herself rather than consider what society might think. She is receptive to all ideas and often accepts new things with ease.
She was instrumental in apprehending the assailant who killed her friend Lisa Williamson. She also proclaimed a $10,000 reward for the person who brings over the killer of Shaunner Paulk, a man from Prattville, where she grew up. She also donated $10,000 to the Detroit Police Department to assist in the investigation of a missing person.
Worth of a person
Her current net worth was around $16 million as of March 2017.
She has the tattoo ’12 21′ on the side of her finger. It refers to Romans 12:21, which says, “Never be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”