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This article's subject relates to Season 1 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Pauley Perrette (born March 27, 1969; age 51) portrayed Tanya during Season 1 of 24.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

Pauley Perrette was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but lived in various states through the Southern United States. She attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she studied Criminal Justice, and later moved to New York City to study at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Following school, Perrette tended bar in New York City while doing commercials, voice-overs, music videos and short films. She later moved to Los Angeles, and has since steadily worked in film, television and voice-overs. She is best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on NCIS. Through her fifteen years in the show, she shared the screen with actors like Annie Wersching, Geoff Pierson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Arnold Vosloo, T.J. Ramini, and many others.

Aside of NCIS, Perrette has worked in shows like That's Life, Jesse, veronica's Closet, Dawson's Creek (with Lourdes Benedicto), Special Unit 2, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (with Timothy Carhart). She also appeared in films like I Am Bad (with Jaime Gomez), Satan Hates You, Brother Bear (with D.B. Sweeney), The Ring, and Almost Famous.

Perrette lives in Los Angeles. She is also a poet and spoken-word artist, a music fanatic and a published writer and photographer. She is also an active civil rights advocate.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • I Am Bad (2012)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • Almost Famous (2000)

Television appearances

  • NCIS (2003-2018)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2014-2016)
  • CU: Fact Checkers Unit (2010)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
  • JAG (2003)
  • Dawson's Creek (2001)
  • Special Unit 2 (2001)
  • The Drew Carey Show (1998)
  • Murder One (1996)

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