“So, it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season. There has been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!). It was a decision made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…I love her as much as you do,” she wrote on a note on Twitter.
Abby Sciuto in the NCIS series
NCIS airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on CBS. Pauley Perrette, born in New Orleans, is also a published writer, singer and civil rights advocate. She lived in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and California. 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 she played Alice Cramer, the Unit’s public relations person in Special Unit 2. She also appeared as a waitress at Cafe Nervosa in Frasier during season four and in several films, including The Ring and Almost Famous. Perrette was awarded in 2014 as The Favorite Dramatic TV actress and as the Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress for her role in the NCIS series. She also received the Best Female Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Award in 2016.