Pauley Perrette (born March 27, 1969) is an American actress, known for playing Abby Sciuto on NCIS. She is also a published writer and civil rights advocate.
Perrette was born in New Orleans and raised all over the southern United States. She told Craig Ferguson, on The Late Late Show, that she has lived in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and California. She attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia where she studied forensics.