Longtime ‘NCIS’ actress Pauley Perrette had a long run on the legendary show. But how much did it translate to her wallet?
CelebrityNetWorth.com estimated that Perrette had earned a peak of $200,000 per episode. The star was making close to $8.5 million per season for 18 seasons. In terms of a total, the site says she is worth $22 million in total. Perette, who starred as “NCIS” Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto, started in the initial season but left in Season 15. NCIS begins its 19th season in September.
Since leaving the popular show, the 52-year-old tried to balance acting with charity work and other interests. She pressed on after leaving NCIS with another show called “Broke” in 2020. When it ended after one season, she announced her acting retirement.
Perette has worked with several charitable organizations, including animal rescue groups, throughout her life. She has recently talked about the need for people to get vaccinated after her father’s COVID-19 death last year.
On Saturday, she Tweeted her story from PunkGlobe.com about the homeless in California.
Her work for the homeless has continued over the years despite one unfortunate experience. The former actress had a violent 2015 encounter with a homeless man outside her home. Police charged the man for suspicion of making criminal threats and felony assault, but she told Entertainment Tonight that she had no ill will or blame toward him.
In Saturday’s article, she advocates for the disabled community and wants more media attention for their plight throughout the country.
Perrette Hard At Work Even With Her Massive Net Worth
In addition to her “NCIS” work, Perette is a published poet, singer, and certified Spotify artist. Once a former singer for the band’ Lo-Ball,’ she also released several songs as a solo artist. Last week, she talked about the importance of an eight-year-old song called “First Responders.”
“Wrote this song for #FirstResponders years ago. It’s SO APPLICABLE NOW! #ThankYou #Nurses #Doctors and to the #Scientists who made this amazing #vaccine THANK YOU!!!!!!” Perrette said.
The song reminds all of us to be grateful for first responders and their help in times of emergency.
Perrette has appeared in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and has worked on several cases with the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”
Perrette originally graduated from Valdosta State University in 1990. She considered a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, but life happened.
“I was planning on finishing my master’s degree at John Jay School of Criminal Justice, but then I accidentally became an actress,” Perrette said in an interview with The Bonfire in 2018. “But I wanted to be a crime fighter. I wanted to be a cop or work for the FBI. That’s what I thought I would be doing right now.”
She created a scholarship for women pursuing a degree in criminal justice at VSU and John Jay School in 2018.