An actress who has become a TV institution, starring in one of the biggest prime-time dramas for going on 15 seasons, is leaving the show. Pauley Perrette announced her departure from the long-running CBS hit “NCIS” this morning.
Perrette broke the news early today on her Twitter account. You can see her tweet below.
Perrette has been playing forensic scientist Abby Sciuto since the character was introduced on “JAG” in a two-part backdoor pilot for “NCIS” back in the spring of 2003. She will leave “NCIS” at the end of the show’s current 15th season, which just premiered Sept. 26.
Perrette was recently listed by Forbes at No. 10 on the list of the highest-paid actresses in television, with earnings of $8.5 million during the past year.
Perrette is also a writer and singer, and is known for her work as a civil rights activist.
Here’s Perrette’s Twitter message …