BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — NCIS is the top drama in America. It’s now the most-watched drama in the world and it’s home to the highly energetic and lovable Abby Sciuto.

But what’s really behind her jet black hair and tattoos? WIAT 42’s Lauren Sisler had the opportunity to travel to the Valencia Studios in California and visit with Alabama native Pauley Perrette.

Sisler sat down with Perrette to talk about her childhood, Alabama, NCIS and more.