" Consequently, she told her employers that her character isn't the type to seek out a label; Abby "wouldn't call herself anything but Abby ...
What she represents is a smart, capable chick that cannot be reduced to a stereotype." In addition to acting, Perrette is a published poet, writer (her short story "Cheers..." appears in the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person), photographer, and spoken-word artist, a lover of music of all kinds, and a passionate advocate for civil rights. In a 2005 interview with Craig Ferguson (host of The Late, Late Show), Perrette said she has a lifelong crime obsession.
In 2001, as a recurring character introduced in season two of Special Unit 2, she played Alice Cramer, the Unit's public relations person.
She landed her most prominent role, playing Abby Sciuto, an eccentric forensic scientist, on NCIS, a TV series based on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Weatherly is also recognized for his portrayal of Logan Cale in Dark Angel (2000–2002).
Weatherly moved to Los Angeles, soon landing a role as a series regular on the FOX television series Significant Others, with Jennifer Garner though, unfortunately, the show only lasted six episodes.
Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr., is an American actor, producer and director who became known for playing the role of Anthony Di Nozzo in NCIS (2003–2016). Weatherly began his acting career with a minor television role on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's roommate. He played the role of Cooper Alden in Loving and later, The City; appearing in the role from 1992 until 1996.
In 2009, Perrette worked with America's Most Wanted on the case of Tammy Vincent.
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Perrette recorded her song "Fear" (co-written with Tom Polce) under the name "Stop Making Friends".
The song was recorded for NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack which was released on February 10, 2009.
Perrette supports many charitable organizations, including animal rescue organizations, the American Red Cross, civil rights organizations, and LGBT rights organizations.