Updated: 02/22/2018 01:18 PM | First Published: 01/16/2018 01:52 PM

Why is Pauley Perrette leaving NCIS? 5 unknown facts about Her.


Pauley Perrette is known for starring in the American police procedural series, NCIS since the very beginning.

She has gathered a huge fan base playing forensic scientist, Abby Sciuto in the series.

She announced her departure from NCIS at the end of season 15 in October and fans are concerned towards the reason.

It has been revealed that a proper send-off to her character has been planned.

Apart from her NCIS career, there are some facts you might not know about the actress.

We have been familiar with her raven-colored hair on NCIS, but she is a natural blonde.

She revealed in 2015 that she acquired an allergy to the black hair dye and was trying to figure out an organic replacement. 

Before trying out acting, Perrette used to be the lead singer of the LA grunge rock band named  Lo Ball.

She recorded her song, Fear under the name Stop Making Friends, which was featured in an episode of NCIS titled, Aliyah.

Attacked by a homeless man

Perrette was physically assaulted and threatened by a homeless man outside her Hollywood Hills home in Nov. 2015.

She tweeted about the horrific event and the accused, David Merck was subsequently charged with felony counts of making a criminal threat.

She and musician Coyote Shivers married in 2000 and had a dramatic and disastrous end in 2004.

Perrette sought a restraining order against Shivers, which he violated numerous times and served time in jail.

Before making it into the entertainment industry, she was a bartender in New York.

She was featured in several music videos of famous bands and artists, including Madonna, Metallica, George Michael, Salt-n-Pepa and more.