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Cote de Pablo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia María José de Pablo Fernández,better known as Cote de Pablo (born November 12, 1979, height 5' 7" (1,70 m)), is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United States at the age of 10, where she studied acting. De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of small television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005. De Pablo won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011, and NCIS became the most watched television program in America during its tenth season in the 2012–13 year. She performed a portion of Tom Waits's song "Temptation" for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside of the series, she has acted as a vocalist for songs in Roberto Pitre's Vivo En Vida CD. De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of small television roles, she was cast to portray main character Ziva David in the CBS television series NCIS in 2005. De Pablo won an ALMA Award for the role in 2011, and NCIS became the most watched television program in America during its tenth season in the 2012–13 year.She performed a portion of Tom Waits's song "Temptation" for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside of the series, she has acted as a vocalist for songs in Roberto Pitre's Vivo En Vida CD. Early life De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, to Francisco de Pablo and María Olga Fernández. She has a younger sister, Andrea, and a brother, Francisco, who works as a DJ. When de Pablo was 10 years old, her mother, María Olga Fernández, received a job in Miami, Florida, at a Spanish-speaking television network. There, de Pablo attended Arvida Middle School and New World School of the Arts where she studied musical theater. In the 5th grade, she found many people could not properly pronounce her first name of "María José," so she asked them to call her "Cote," a common Chilean nickname for "María José."[7] De Pablo then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied music and theater and appeared in several plays, including And the World Goes 'Round, The House of Bernarda Alba, Indiscretions, The Fantasticks, and A Little Night Music. She graduated in 2000 with a BFA in Musical Theater.


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Born:
Nov 12, 1979 In Santiago - Chile
Movie/TV Credits:
6
First Appeared:
In the series The Jury 2004-06-08
Latest Project:
Movie The 33 2015-08-06
Known For
Poster of The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Poster of NCIS
Poster of The Jury
Filmography
Movie The 33 Jessica Salgado 2015-08-06
Series The Dovekeepers Shirah 2015-03-31
Movie The Dovekeepers Shirah 2015-03-31
Movie The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Bruja 2010-06-17
Series NCIS Ziva David 2005-03-17
Series The Jury Marguerite Cisneros 2004-06-08