Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-American actress and also a successful recording artist.
De Pablo has been nominated for the ALMA Award, landing a permanent role in the series, NCIS.
On top of acting, she has also embarked on a career as a songwriter and vocalist.
Cote de Pablo was born Maria Jose de Pablo Fernández in Santiago, Chile, to an upper-class Catholic family. Cote is a common nickname for Maria Jose in Chile.
When she was 10, her mother, María Olga Fernández, received a job in Miami, Florida, at a Spanish-speaking television network.
There, de Pablo attended Arvida Middle School, New World School of the Arts (where she studied musical theater), and then Carnegie Mellon University where she studied music and theater and appeared in several plays.