Cote De Pablo (born November 12, 1979) is an Chilean-American actress and singer, who is well known for her role in ‘NCIS.’

Her debut in the entertainment industry came as a host in Univision talk show, Control, in 1994.

Cote went to Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre, and graduated with a BFA in musical theater in 2000.

While at the university, she performed in numerous plays, including The Fantasticks and A Little Night Music and impressed many directors.

She worked as waitress in local restaurants in her early days of the career to support herself.

In the early 1990s, she made guest appearance in shows like The street and The Education of Max Bickford.

Cote was also featured in Volkswagen’s video Commercial in 2003.

She obtained her first starring role as Marguerite Cisneros in Fox Network 10-episode series, The Jury, in 2004.

However, it wasn’t until 2005 that she obtained her breakthrough as a special agent Ziva David in CBS procedural police drama, NCIS.

For her portrayal of the fan favorite character, she received an ALMA Award and several other nominations from 2006 to 2012.

In July 2013, Cote announced her departure from NCIS which initiated a profound letter-writing and Twitter campaign “Save Ziva.”

Later, thousands of fans signed a petition to CBS Studios to bring back Ziva to ‘NCIS.’

However, she didn’t returned keeping the reason for her exit a secret. 

In season 13, her storyline was concluded with a hint that her character died in an explosion in Israel.

After NCIS, she has worked in a few projects, including The 33 (2015) and The Dovekeepers (2015).

Nowadays, she has chosen to stay out of the limelight, but shows up once in a blue moon to update fans about her well being on social media.

This talented actress who earned $120,000 per episode from NCIS has a net worth of $6 million as of 2018.