Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette
Real Name/Full Name Pauley Perrette
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Pauley Perrette
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 27 March 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –178cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 59 Kg
In Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father– Paul Perrette
Mother – Donna Bell
Siblings: Not Known
School: Crestwood High School
College: Valdosta State University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: Michael Bosman (2005-2009), Thomas Arklie (2010-Present)
Husband/Spouse Name: Coyote Shivers (2000-2006) (Divorced)
Kids/Children Name: N.A.
Profession: Actress, writer, singer
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Pauley Perrette is an American former actress, singer, writer and civil rights advocate. During her career, she appeared in many movies and series. She is best known for her role of ‘Abby Scuito’ in the TV series NCIS from 2003 to 2018.

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Biography and Early Life

Pauley Perrette was born on 27th March 1969 in New Orleans, US. Her parents are Paul Perrette and Donna Bell. She grew up in various American cities throughout including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey and California. Earlier she had many different dreams, just other than acting which included being in a Rock and Roll Band, work with animals or be an FBI agent.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Pauley Perrette in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Pauley Perrette’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 27 March 1969. Though, she is 5′10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 59kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Blonde.


Pauley went to Crestwood High School for schooling after which she studied criminal justice from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She further went for higher studies to John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. For covering her expenses, she was also doing multiple jobs during her student life, such as being a Bartender in a club.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Pauley married Coyote Shivers, a Canadian actor in 2000, but things got worsen up after Pauley alleged him of physical, emotional and sexual abuse during and after her marriage. She also got restraining orders against him and they officially divorced in 2006. She dated Michael Bosman, and they even got engaged but didn’t marry saying they will do after everyone in the US marries. They campaigned demanding protection for same-sex couples against Prop. 8.

But, they split and after that Pauley got engaged with former British Royal Marine Thomas Arklie. She even worked with ‘America’s Most Wanted’ on a couple of cases, while supporting them through her money and effort. She is a member of Hollywood United Methodist Church and supports many charitable organizations related to animal rescue, Red Cross, civil rights and LGBT rights.

Is Pauley Perrette Lesbian?

NO … as per the sources searched during this article, there was nothing claiming like that. All the people with whom her name has been attached has been Male. Though she is yet unmarried and is an active supporter of LGBT rights, but she herself has her sexual orientation lie Straight.

Professional Career

Pauley has worked in many TV series and films but has mostly done commercials, voice-overs, music videos and short films. While working as a bartender in New York, she was introduced to an advertising agency director by a friend. After which she moved to Los Angeles and made many ‘bits and pieces’ guest appearances thereafter.

She first appeared in the sitcom Frasier as a waitress and then had many appearances on various TV series and movies. Her most important and career-defining role came as ‘Abby Sciuto’, an eccentric forensic scientist in NCIS, TV series. Her initial appearances were in JAG and later in NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. She also produced a documentary ‘Citizen Lane’ about US civil rights attorney and author Mark Lane.

Other than an actor, Pauley is also a poet, author, photographer, spoken word artist, music lover and a passionate advocate of civil rights. Her short story ‘Cheers’ appeared in the anthology ‘Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person’. She tied in top three alongside Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman in the Performer Q and was the only woman to make the Top 10.

Also, her Q Score was 44 as of 2018, the highest among all-female TV actresses. Pauley recorded her first song ‘Fear’ for NCIS and many subsequent music videos, and she also has been the lead singer in the Los Angeles band with the stage name ‘Pauley P.’ She also appeared in some other series after that and did commercials for After the CBS sitcom ‘Broke’ in 2020, Pauley announced her retirement from acting.


Pauley has been nominated many times in various awards for her NCIS role. Though, unfortunately, she has ever been able to get one under the kitty.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Pauley Perrette in 2024

Pauley Perrette Net Worth
Pauley Perrette Net Worth

Pauley has made money through various TV series, movies and commercials. There is no surprise that her significant chunk of earning came from her NCIS series where her salary was estimated to be $200,000 per episode. As of 2024, her current net worth stands around $25 million.

While concluding, we can say that Pauley is a great former actress who has made her name not only through acting but also through music and writing. She started from just a bartender and reached greater heights, which is commendable. Her character ‘Abby Sciuto’ made her earn a big name in the industry, and though she has retired, her character will live on forever.


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