Pauley Perrette was a part of NCIS for 15 years before calling it quits amid her rumored feud with co-star Mark Harmon. Although Perrette left the show while it was still going strong, the actress was able to build a massive fortune over the years.
Before her exit, Perrette was pulling down around $8 million per season on the hit crime procedural, or $200,000 an episode. In total, Cheat Sheet reports that Perrette is worth an estimated $22 million.
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Not all of Perrette’s fortune comes from her time on NCIS. The actress has made small appearances on several shows over the years, including Murder One, Frasier, Dawson’s Creek and The Drew Carey Show.
She has also been a part of several movies before landing a spot on NCIS. Perrette starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous and had a role in The Ring.
But since leaving NCIS, Perrette has yet to throw her hat back into the acting ring. Instead, she has been active on social media, where she spoke in support of several causes during the 2018 midterms.
Although she was featured in skincare advertisements, she has not launched her own makeup line. In fact, Perrette condemned the ads for being fake and assured fans that she is not endorsing any makeup products at the moment.
Perrette played the part of Abby Sciuto on NCIS. She reportedly left the series after getting into a major feud with Harmon.
#PauleyPerrette & #SashaAlexander speak out in support of former NCIS costar #MichaelWeatherly, days after news broke that #ElizaDushku was paid $9.5 million by CBS in a secret settlement after she accused the actor of sexual harassment. pic.twitter.com/fUNNb0ZBQP
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The drama got so bad that Perrette reportedly refused to film any scenes with Harmon, which ultimately led to her exit.
Pauley Perrette has not commented on her feud with Harmon, but she is expected to return to the world of television before too long. With millions of dollars at her disposal, the actress probably is not in a rush to return back to work.
New episodes of NCIS air Tuesday nights on CBS.