Read this Pauley Perrette bio to get the personal dirt on Abby of "NCIS" fame. Pauley Perrette plays Abby Sciuto on the hit television show "NCIS" and is loved by millions of fans. Pauley is not just a talented actress but is a well-rounded performer. She is a singer, songwriter, and poet. She campaigns for human rights, is an animal lover and advocates animal rescue, and owns three Volvos because of her concern for car safety.

Pauley Perrette was born March 27, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family moved often while she grew up because of her father's job. She studied psychology, sociology, and criminal science at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia where she graduated with honors. From 2000 to 2006, Pauley Perrette was married to Coyote Shivers, an actor and composer. In 2009 she married Michael Bosman, a cinementographer and camera operator.

In 1994, Pauley Perrette portrayed Shannon in the episode "Magical Make-Over," an ABC Afterschool Special. She steadily worked as an actor and starred as Gwen in 10 episodes of "Murder One" from 1996 to 1997. Pauley also acted in popular TV shows like "Frasier" in 1996-1997, "The Drew Carey Show" in 1998, "Dawson's Creek" in 2001, "24" in 2001, and "Jag" and "CSI" in 2003. She currently acts in both "NCIS" and "FCU:  Fact Checkers Unit," an online show. Pauley Perrette has also acted in numerous movies:  "Almost Famous" in 2000, "The Price of Kissing" in 1997, and "The Ring" in 2002.

With a love of music, Pauley Perrette writes and performs songs. She was the leader singer in Lo-Ball, a punk band consisting of all girls. Pauley Perrette was the lead singer. The group did three soundtracks:  "Slaves to the Underground" in 1997, "Undergrads," a TV show, and she sang on the song "Can't Get Me Down" for the movie "Legally Blonde" both in 2001.

In addition to acting and singing, Pauley Perrette is a director and producer. She has her own production company, Pauleytics Productions. She was executive producer of "Citizen Lane," a documentary, in 2010, that starred Dick Gregory, Mark Lane, Steve Jaffe, and Pauley Perrette as themselves.