NCIS Pauley Perrette – If you haven’t seen “NCIS” on CBS, you’re missing out on a great series starring Pauley Perrette who plays Abby Sciuto, who is known as the “Goth” lab rat, as a forensic scientist.
For the most part, Abby is an information magnet and a bloodhound for clues to help crack the latest case with a link to the Navy or Marine Corps. And in the process, she’s brainy, beautiful, charmingly quirky and totally gung-ho — which is to say, a lot like the actress.
In its ninth season, it remains a smash hit, averaging 20 million viewers a week. And even among its crazy-popular ensemble (including Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray, David McCallum and Rocky Carroll), Perrette is a standout, having landed at the top of a recent Q Score roster measuring TV stars’ fame and likability among viewers. She is very intelligent.
But in person, as herself, Perrette can even upstage her performance as Abby. Hear her jazzed accounts of a life that led from her Atlanta upbringing to a role on one of TV’s hottest shows.
Perrette found her lifelong interest in crime a big help in her newfound acting pursuit — and not just for playing a crime-buster such as Abby.
“Even without having any acting training whatsoever, I spent my time studying human behavior through psychology, sociology and criminal science,” she says. “I was a voracious student, and I ended up with the best background to be an actor ever, because I’d been studying human behavior in science for years and years.”
As Abby, she is. But when her fantasy life ends and reality resumes, Perrette slips into a different kind of role to make things a little better — that of do-gooder for a variety of causes.
Why doesn’t Pauley Perrette get married?
The actress vows not to marry her her fiance Thomas Arklie until Proposition 8 is overturned. Proposition 8 bans gay marriage in the state of California. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have also stated that they will not wed until “marriage equality” is a reality for all in the United States.