‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Debuts Eye-Catching Transformation: ‘I’m a Rainbow’

by Jennifer Shea

Now that’s one way to get noticed. “NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette broke out some rainbow hair dye and went wild recently, resulting in an eye-catching transformation that the former “NCIS” star then shared on Twitter.

“I’m a rainbow!!!” Perrette posted. “#rainbow #MyHair #DIY.”

‘NCIS’ Alum Left Under Confusing Circumstances

Perrette exited “NCIS” in Season 15. Her character, Abby Sciuto, survived an assassination attempt and had to resign for her own protection. Perrette is herself resigned from acting, although after “NCIS” she appeared on the sitcom “Broke” in 2020.

In her 2018 exit from “NCIS,” Perrette did not share a scene with “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, which left some fans puzzled. Adding to the confusion was a series of tweets Perrette posted after her final episode and again in 2019. According to Vanity Fair, she and Harmon had gotten into a disagreement over a dog bite on set, and Perrette later claimed she was “terrified” of Harmon attacking her in some unspecified way.

 “Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her,” CBS said in a statement released in the wake of Perrette’s tweets. “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

Perrette seemed to acknowledge CBS’s statement when she then posted, “I want to thank my studio and network CBS. They have always been so good to me and always had my back.”

Perrette Returned to TV to Make ‘Broke’

Meanwhile, Perrette came out of retirement to make the short-lived “Broke,” a series about a single mom whose sister and her husband suddenly move in with her.

“The reason I’m back on TV is because of ‘Broke,’” Perrette explained to TV Insider last year. “Because I’m like, ‘I’m retiring!’ And I meant it. Nobody believed me. But I did. And I did, I sort of retired for awhile, and I watched a lot of TV with my dogs. And I was really good at it.”

But then she met the showrunner for “Broke.” And she fell in love with the idea of doing the show.

“And I just remember thinking, ‘Man, I really want to work with these people,’” Perrette recalled. But she had some demands. She wanted to wear comfortable shoes. She wanted to be closer to her house than she was at her old job. Also, she wanted everybody to be nice. And she didn’t want to play a mom.

She didn’t get the last item on her list, but Perrette said she thoroughly enjoyed working with the cast and crew. It was a team effort, she said, and everybody pitched in.

“What matters the most is not any individual ego but the project,” Perrette said.

Watch the full interview here: