High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! 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 has worked for years in television and film, mostly doing commercials, voice-overs, music videos and short films, and worked as a bartender in New York City. In 2001, as a recurring character introduced in Season 2 of Special Unit 2, she played Alice Cramer, the Unit's public relations person. She then landed her current role, playing Abby Sciuto, an eccentric forensic scientist, on NCIS, a TV series based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.