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Pauley Perette, world renowned for her portrayal of the character of Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series "NCIS," is also famous for her support to many charitable organizations such as animal rescue organizations, civil rights organizations, and LGBT rights organizations. Here are some really interesting facts about the American actress:

  1.  In addition to being the most popular and successful actress, Perrette is also a published poet, writer, photographer, and spoken-word artist, a lover of music of all kinds, which led to her being the lead singer in the Los Angeles-based, all-female band Lo-Ball, using the stage name "Pauley P."
  2.  Her famous character of Abby Sciuto from the "NCIS" series has earned her three People's Choice Awards nominations for the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Award.
  3.  Other than the "NCIS" series, she is said to have played the same character of Abby Sciuto in three different series "JAG" that aired from 1995 to 2005, along with "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "NCIS: New Orleans."
  4.  She was reportedly a victim to the assault by a homeless man named David Merck, outside of her Hollywood Hills home. Merck was arrested by LA Police and was charged with suspicion of making criminal threats and felony assault.
  5.  Perrette is said to have worked with "America's Most Wanted" to present the city of Prattville with a check for $10,000, which was used to supplement the reward offer for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed Shannon Paulk, in February 2004.
  6.  She also donated $10,000 to Detroit law enforcement officials to be used as a reward for information regarding the disappearance/murder of Raven Jeffries in the year 2007.
  7.  She reportedly has a tattoo on the side of her finger that reads "12 21:, which stands for Romans, Chapter 12, Verse 21: "Never be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.".
  8.  She is a natural blonde, in comparison to her character Abby Sciuto's trademark ink-black hair color. In fact, in the year 2014, she was hospitalized following a severe allergic reaction to the black hair dye, which led to her face being swollen twice its size.
  9.  According to the producers of "NCIS," most of the personality and interests displayed by her character Abby Sciuto, actually comes from Perrette just playing herself.
  10.  In "NCIS," her character can be seen stating that she used to go through old cars to see what happened to them and try to find out what went wrong. This is also one of the things Perette, herself did in her childhood.
  11.  She suffers from a very severe case of phobia of magicians and conventional ovens, however Microwaves reportedly don't bother her.
  12.  She recorded her song "Fear," which she co-wrote with Tom Polce, under the name "Stop Making Friends." It was reported that the song was recorded for "NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack."
  13.  She was the featured vocalist on a song called "Fire in Your Eyes" by B. Taylor, a Las Vegas-based hip-hop artist in the year 2011.
  14.  She is said to have tied in the top 3 alongside Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman, in the January/February 2010 Performer Q Score, which makes her the only woman to make the top 10.
  15.  In fact, as of Winter of 2018, her Q Score is 44, giving her the highest score of all current female TV actresses.
  16.  Perrette is very passionate about animal rescue and has been a big support of the American Red Cross. She has three rescued dogs, one of which is a Chihuahua called Cece.
  17.  Her band Lo-Ball's song "Can't Get Me Down," was featured in the 2001 comedy movie "Legally Blonde," which was based on the Amanda Brown's novel of the same name.
  18.  She opposed the California ballot initiative Proposition 8 in 2008, writing a public letter in fall of that year urging Californians to vote against the measure.
  19.  She, along with her then-partner cameraman Michael Bosman, very publicly against California's Prop. 8 and claimed that they would not get married, until everyone can get married in the United States.
  20.  It was said that after four years of relationship, Bosman did not even propose to her until the legalization of same-sex marriage in California in June 2008.
  21.  After their relationship ended, she began dating former British Royal Marine Thomas Arklie, and the couple got engaged, but announced that they would not get married until Proposition 8 is invalidated.
  22.  She reportedly co-owns Donna Bell's Bake Shop, named for her mother, in Manhattan, New York City, along with Matthew Sandusky and Darren Greenblatt.
  23.  She made an appearance in "The Unnamed Feeling" video for heavy metal band Metallica, which was the third single from their album "St. Anger."
  24.  Pauley Perrette was born on March 27, 1969 in New Orleans. She claims that in her childhood days, she had lived in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and California.
  25.  Initially, she is said to have had early ambitions to work with animals, be in a rock and roll band or be an FBI agent.
  26.  She went to Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she studied criminal justice, before moving to New York City to study at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  27.  While studying in New York City, she tried her hand at a variety of jobs including bartending, passing out flyers, and even as a cook, when she was introduced by a friend to an advertising agency director.
  28.  In the early days of career, she reportedly worked in television and film, mostly doing commercials, voice-overs, music videos and short films.
  29.  Following her move to Los Angeles, she took up a variety of bit parts and made several guest appearances in different TV series, and even movies like "The Ring," and "Almost Famous."
  30.  Her first big role was as a recurring character of Alice Cramer, the Unit's public relations person, introduced in the season two of "Special Unit 2."
  31.  Pauley Perrette Net Worth: $16 Million

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