*The Sad Life of Pauley Perrette*

Pauley Perrette’s fascinating, remarkable life story!

The life of Pauley Perrete is as interesting, fascinating, and mysterious as the one of Abby! Abby, the nation’s whip-smart forensic scientist with heart of gold, has been one of the fans’ favorite characters for more than a decade, and even those people who were not familiar with the NCIS storyline, knew who Abby was and would distinguish her character. But today, we are going deep into the character of the woman who brought Abby to life – Pauley Perrette, whose life story is actually as intriguing, emotional, and fascinating as Abby’s!

Photo Credit: Pauley Perrette Twitter

Here are some remarkable, fascinating facts from the life story of Pauley Perrette:
⦁ She is natural blonde – in fact, Perrette was hospitalized in 2o14 due to an allergic reaction to her character’s trademark black hair color; in her tweet, as ⦁ NY Daily News reports, she attached a photo of her swollen face with the caption: “This was me at the hospital today and it got worse. It’s an acquired allergy for people that dye their hair for years. Was in ER. Just got home from the hospital. Awful. My head swelled up huge like a melon. Please google ‘hair dye allergy’. Know the symptoms. It can be fatal. People have died. For real,” They shared Perrette’s warnings.
⦁ Pauley is really smart – she was born in New Orleans Louisiana, and growing up living in several states; she was always fascinated by animals, crime, and justice, wanting to be an FBI agent. This lead to her studying criminal justice while attending Valdosta State University in Georgia where she gets her undergrad degree with a major in sociology, psychology, and criminal science; she moved to NY where she continued her studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also the only one to make it in the top 10 of the Q Score.
⦁ She is also a poet, writer, photographer, actor, advocates for civil rights, and makes documentaries: She and her friends wrote a cook book and is a poet – focused specifically on baking: ⦁ Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Friends, Family, and Food. Her short story called “Cheers…” is featured in the anthology ⦁ Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person.
⦁ She started her career in advertising, made guest appearances in prominent shows such as “Frasier,” “24”, “The Ring,” “Famous”, “Special unit 2” and appeared on 2 episodes of JAG which contributed to her getting her role in NCIS.
⦁ She is a singer – Her song “Fear” which she had co-written with Tom Polce was recorded for NCIS and featured in NCIS episode 25, season 6, – “Aliyah”. But this was not her first step in the music world, she used to be a lead singer in the LA-based band Lo-Ball, and had several songs with them. One of them, “Can’t get me down” was even included in the classical movie Legally blonde; She also appears in “The Unnamed Feeling” video for Metallica.
⦁ She supports charity organizations – from animal rescue organizations to American Red Cross, civil rights, and LGBT rights organizations.
⦁ She has struggled in her love life – behind her is a failed marriage she ad with Coyote Shivers with whom she was married from 2000 to 2006; her divorce was messy and she accused him of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. She moved on from it though, and from the interviews she had given, it seems that she is fine with her single status.