Before she became Gibbs favorite, Pauley could actually be seen in an ABC Afterschool Special "The Magical Make-Over". She later had guest roles on Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, Dawson's Creek, 24, and CSI before landing at NCIS.
McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom. Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70. McGee: Well, I-- Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.