Pauley Perrette: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me
You can catch Pauley Perrette on Twitter. Now, we're cracking down on her case, with the 44-year-old actress -- who served as the social media correspondent for the Grammys 2014, too -- sharing 25 little-known things about herself with Us Weekly.
- If I wasn't an actress, I'd be a cop or a security guard. Or run a Laundromat.
- I play a forensic scientist on TV, but in real life I studied sociology, criminology and psychology.
- When I was little, I had a serious eye and leg surgery and was in a body cast.
- I was born in New Orleans but grew up all over the South, including Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
- I've been in music videos for Madonna, Metallica and George Michael.
- I enjoy documentaries.
- I love to rescue abandoned critters. They are my life.
- My fiancé, Thomas, is a Royal Marine war veteran and the kindest person I've ever known.
- My favorite thing to do is sit at home with him and our dogs and watch TV.
- I'm a natural blonde.
- I could eat sushi for every meal.
- I watch every episode of NCIS!
- I own a bakery in NYC named after my mom, Donna Bell, who I lost to breast cancer.
- The one item I always wanted to buy when I made money was an electric pencil sharpener.
- The spider-web tattoo on my character Abby's neck and the cross on her back are fake. But I have, like, 20 real tattoos.
- I'm also a singer and songwriter. I wrote "Somebody Saved You" in honor of first responders. It's on the NCIS soundtrack.
- My top show of all time is America's Most Wanted.
- I grew up in a Southern church and saw almost no movies or TV as a kid.
- My dresses for awards shows are from charity thrift stores.
- I always keep new socks in my car to give to the homeless. Socks are one of the things they need.
- My favorite shoes are my Converse.
- I have a lot of firefighters in my family.
- I voiced a series of Volkswagen ads.
- I'm allergic to onions and herbs.
- I started working in a car lot at 15. After that, I was a cook, a waitress, a bartender -- I even wore a sandwich board and roller-skated around, passing out fliers for Taco Bell.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com