Pauley Perrette
American actress
Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, a singer and civil rights advocate.
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' on CBS
LATimes - 9 days
SERIES NCIS Abby (Pauley Perrette) is found in possession of a bomb after her Homeland Security think tank is compromised in the opener of a two-episode crossover with spinoff series “NCIS: New Orleans.” Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Jennifer Esposito and Wilmer Valderrama star. 8 and 10 p.m....
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Frontline' on PBS
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES NCIS A new crossover story with "NCIS: New Orleans" begins when Abby's (Pauley Perrette) brother (Tyler Ritter) becomes the prime suspect in the poisoning of the passengers and crew of a private plane traveling from New Orleans, 8 p.m. CBS. The story concludes at 9 p.m. New Girl Jess (Zooey...
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Tyler Ritter stars alongside Pauley Perrette in 'NCIS'/'NCIS: NOLA' crossover
Fox News - about 1 year
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" return from the holiday break on Tuesday night with crossover episodes that combine the best of both worlds.
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Refrocked and Ready: Franklyn Schaefer, LGBTQ Faith Hero
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This is the second entry in the LGBTQ Faith Heroes series. In 2013 Methodist Pastor Frank Schaeffer was removed from ministry for performing his gay son's wedding six years prior. His book Defrocked was published in 2014. The story is also told in the film An Act of Love, which began screening this month. Frank's story has particular significance for me as my wife and I celebrated our first anniversary in October. Without ministers who dare to make a difference as he did, Rumplepimple's two moms couldn't be married. Why did you decide to celebrate your son's wedding, knowing the risk it posed? After years of affirming him with statements like "You were made in the image of God, gay and all," I knew that, when my son asked me, I had to perform his wedding as the ultimate proof of my love and affirmation of him--even at the risk of losing my job and career. But I didn't do it publicly; I performed the wedding in private at a restaurant in Cohasset MA, 300 miles away from ...
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Transient denies attacking 'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette in Hollywood Hills
LATimes - over 1 year
A homeless man has denied attacking “NCIS” actress Pauley Perrette outside her Hollywood Hills home last week, prosecutors said. David Merck, 45, was charged with felony criminal threats and imprisonment by violence for allegedly attacking Perrette on Thursday evening in the 6000 block of Cahuenga...
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Pauley Perrette happy to be at church following violent attack
Fox News - over 1 year
Pauley Perrette showed up for church Sunday morning, just days after being assaulted by a "psychotic homeless man."
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Pauley Perrette happy to be at church following violent attack
Fox News - over 1 year
Pauley Perrette showed up for church Sunday morning, just days after being assaulted by a "psychotic homeless man."
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'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette assaulted in Hollywood - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pauley Perrette, an actress on the popular U.S. television show "NCIS," was attacked in Los Angeles by a homeless man who punched her repeatedly in the face and made her fear for her life, she said in a social media post.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pauley Perrette
  • 2015
    Age 45
    On November 12, 2015, Perrette was assaulted by a homeless man outside of her Hollywood Hills home.
    More Details Hide Details Los Angeles Police arrested David Merck, 45, and charged him with suspicion of making criminal threats and felony assault. Perrette later told Entertainment Tonight that she does not blame her attacker nor does she hold ill will against him.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    Perrette, who is a natural blonde, was hospitalized in 2014 after "a severe allergic reaction to her character's trademark ink-black hair color."
    More Details Hide Details She told CBS News in Los Angeles that her face had swollen to twice its size and warned that "anyone out there who dyes their hair, particularly black, you need to be aware of the symptoms."
  • 2011
    Age 41
    Perrette and Bosman later split, and in December 2011 she announced her engagement to former British Royal Marine Thomas Arklie.
    More Details Hide Details She has again announced that the couple will not marry until Proposition 8 is invalidated.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In 2009, Perrette worked with America's Most Wanted on the case of Tammy Vincent.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    The couple had dated for four years, but Bosman did not propose until the legalization of same-sex marriage in California in June 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The couple then campaigned very publicly against California's Prop. 8.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    She also asked them for help in finding the person(s) who killed her friend, Lisa Williamson, who was murdered in 2007 after her Detroit home was set on fire.
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    Perrette also donated $10,000 to Detroit law enforcement officials to be used as a reward for information regarding the disappearance/murder of Raven Jeffries, a 7-year-old Detroit girl. (Perrette's husband was from Detroit.) The story originally aired on America's Most Wanted on September 8, 2007 on Fox.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    Perrette toured the real NCIS offices on September 30, 2005, accompanied by an Entertainment Tonight camera crew.
    More Details Hide Details During the tour, NCIS Regional Forensic Lab director Dawn Sorenson (Abby's real life counterpart) told Perrette, "You make us all look good, so we're grateful." The character Abby Sciuto was created by Donald P. Bellisario, who "wanted to create a character who was seemingly an 'alternafreak,' while portraying her as perhaps the smartest, most capable person on television. Not a junkie, killer, loser, or television stereotype." Perrette added some of her own "contributions" to the character, and also conferred with her friend Clint Catalyst, the "author of Cottonmouth Kisses is often brought in as a guest on TV shows when they are doing pieces on goth or alternative culture." Perrette explained that "Clint and I and our 3,000 closest friends all play together We've never sat around and labeled each other. Sure, there are nights when a certain event leans more towards one style than the other, but it's not like some turf war with gang colors." Like her character, Perrette has often been asked if she's goth or punk, to which her response is "Who cares?" Consequently, she told her employers that her character isn't the type to seek out a label; Abby "wouldn't call herself anything but Abby What she represents is a smart, capable chick that cannot be reduced to a stereotype."
    In a 2005 interview with Craig Ferguson, the host of The Late, Late Show, Perrette said she has a lifelong crime obsession.
    More Details Hide Details She was an undergrad student in sociology, psychology, and criminal science. She started her master's degree in criminal science before ending up in the entertainment industry. She now plays a forensic scientist, her former career goal. In the January/February 2010 Performer Q Score, Perrette tied in the top 3 alongside Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. She was also the only woman to make the top 10. Perrette started appearing in television commercials for in late 2010. She made a guest appearance as a judge on season four, episode six of RuPaul's Drag Race. Perrette recorded her song, "Fear" (co-written with Tom Polce) under the name "Stop Making Friends". The song was recorded for NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack which was released on February 10, 2009. "Fear" was featured in a season-six episode of NCIS titled "Aliyah", according to the soundtrack's website.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    Perrette's initial appearances as the character were on two episodes of JAG aired in spring of 2003 that served as a backdoor pilot and introduced the characters.
    More Details Hide Details She has since appeared as Abby in two 2009 episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as an episode of NCIS: New Orleans in 2014. As of August 2011, she had the highest Q Score (a measurement of the familiarity and appeal) of any actor on a U.S. prime time show. She also appeared as a waitress at Cafe Nervosa in Frasier during season four (in the episode "Three Dates and a Break Up"), and later guest starred in season one of 24. She has made appearances in several films, including The Ring and Almost Famous. In addition to acting, Perrette is a published poet, writer (her short story "Cheers " appears in the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person), photographer, and spoken-word artist, a lover of music of all kinds, and a passionate advocate for civil rights. In 2007, she began production on a documentary about U.S. civil rights attorney and author Mark Lane. Entitled Citizen Lane, it was completed in 2013.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    In 2001, as a recurring character introduced in season two of Special Unit 2, she played Alice Cramer, the Unit's public relations person.
    More Details Hide Details She then landed her current role, playing Abby Sciuto, an eccentric forensic scientist, on NCIS, a TV series based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
  • 1969
    Born on March 27, 1969.
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