Pauley Perrette

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Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 27, 1969

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, German

Pauley Perrette is an American actress. She is known for playing Abby Sciuto on the television series NCIS.

Pauley was born in New Orleans, and was raised across the southern United States. She is the daughter of Donna (Bell) and Paul Perrett, a politician.

Pauley’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to William Perrett, who was born, c. 1810, in South Carolina or Georgia.

Pauley’s paternal grandfather was Albert D. Perrett (the son of John Washington Perrett and Carrie Eugenia Holland). John was the son of Robert Washington Perrett and Mary Pollyanna/Ann Polley Holley. Carrie was the daughter of Jackson David Holland and Caroline Mahala Rhoades/Rhodes.

Pauley’s paternal grandmother was Ruby Lee Kiser (the daughter of Albert Kiser and Sarah Carson Owens). Sarah was the daughter of Reuben/Ruben F. Owens and Sarah V. Crysell.

Pauley’s maternal grandfather was William Wilson Bell (the son of William Benjamin Bell and Carrie Wilson Doggett). William was the son of Joseph Benjamin W. Bell and Mary Jane James. Carrie was the daughter of Allen Polk Doggett and Hannah Caroline London.

Pauley’s maternal grandmother was Gola Cundiff (the daughter of Marion George Cundiff and Mary Dona Hudson). Marion was the son of Nancy Jane Cundiff, and stepson of James Byrd. Mary Dona was the daughter of Noah Curtis Hudson and Samantha Gary.

Sources: Genealogy of Pauley Perrette (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Pauley’s maternal great-grandfather, Marion George Cundiff, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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10 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    no italian ?

  2. celebfan says:

    I think I have found who Pauley’s maternal grandparents are. In an interview while attending an event for her father in Equality, Alabama, she said “I grew up here. We moved all over the place, but every holiday, every summer I spent right here. My beloved mother is buried right up here at the church, as is my grandma and as is my grandpa. So, that’s roots.”

    This is a memorial for her late mother, Donna Bell Perrett, at Harmony Cemetery. At that same cemetery are memorials for William L. Bell and Gola Cundiff Bell, whose birth dates are consistent with being Donna’s parents.

  3. celebfan says:

    Her father is a politician. Paul Perrett is a County Commissioner in Coosa County, Alabama. Here is his web page:

  4. andrew says:

    her mother was Donna Bell

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