Pauley P: You Gotta Love Her
To NCIS fans who love her, including me, she is Abs. But Pauley Perrette is much more than a name or a character. This terrific multi-faceted American, New Orleans-born actress is also a published writer, a singer, and an advocate for many great causes.
Perrette did not come up the easy way. Her ambitions included working with animals, being a rock star, FBI agent, and most of all, a forensic scientist. However, her actual employment included the less glamorous fields of bartending, roller skate serving at Taco Bell, and cooking on a dinner cruise boat. Nevertheless, as a role model for all of us, she continued her education through graduate school in a variety of fields and eventually entered the entertainment world.
After years of bit parts and TV commercials, she landed her current role, playing Abby Sciuto, an eccentric forensic scientist, on NCIS, a TV series based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Those of you who have not seen the show are missing a treat, and Perrette is a superstar.
Pauley P, as she is known among friends, supports many charitable organizations, including animal rescue and the American Red Cross. She also donates heavily to organizations seeking the location of missing persons and other law enforcement causes.
I love people born without golden spoons in their mouths, who work hard to succeed. My followers know my attitude: Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do. Pauley P is successful, and I love her as a role model.