Abby Sciuto is the perkiest goth on television, a brilliant scientist, and a shameless caffeine addict. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about NCIS’ unforgettable forensic scientist, from her trademark pigtails to why her actress left the show for good.
While Abby is known for her upbeat personality, she is also a serious-minded, forensics-obsessed cr1me solver. This equilibrium feels very natural, and it’s easy to see why: Pauley Perrette, her actress, has a background in cr1m1nal justice.
She had intended to work in law enforcement before being bitten by the acting bug. Early roles on shows such as The Drew Carey Show, Jesse, and Dawson’s Creek culminated in 2003, when she was cast as Abby.
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