Things You Never Knew About Pauley Perrette

We’ve rounded up some interesting facts that might surprise you.
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She starred in of the biggest shows on network television, but how well do you really know Pauley Perrette, the actress who played forensic specialist Abby Sciuto on NCIS for 15 seasons? We’ve rounded up some interesting facts that might surprise you.


She’s a natural blonde

ncis_depart_pauley-perrettePerrette is arguably best known for her NCIS character’s signature black hair; however the New Orleans-born actress is actually a natural blonde. For years, Perrette dyed her hair black to maintain her character’s look; however, in a 2014 interview with Extra, Perrette revealed she’s acquired an allergy to black hair dye. The solution? “I have black hair spray in my hair and we’re trying to figure it out,” she revealed. “We’re trying to figure out an organic thing.” Good luck.


She’s a really good baker

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Pauley Perrette arrives at the 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Perrette is the co-owner of the New York City bakery Donna Bell’s Bake Shop. The Southern-style bake shop opened in 2011 with the help of Perrette’s best friends and co-owners, Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky. According to the bakery’s website, Perrette—who co-released the cookbook, Donna Bell’s Bake Shop, in 2015—will on special occasions “pop in unannounced and work behind the counter.” Which probably means “never.


She had a rough marriage


Perrette’s first and only marriage—to musician and DJ Francis ‘Coyote’ Shivers—ended dramatically and disastrously in 2004 when the couple decided to split. In 2005, Perrette sought and obtained a restraining order against Shivers, which he subsequently violated twice in 2009 and again in 2015. He served time in jail for each violation, according to tabloid reports. Throughout their split, Perrette and Shivers have been in and out of court multiple times, due to various accusations.


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