Chilean-American actress Cote De Pablo is well known among TV audiences for her role as Special Agent Ziva David in the crime drama series NCIS. Her amazing performance in the long-running TV series has earned her much critical acclaim over the years including an ALMA Award in 2011. The talented actress has also recorded a few credits on the big screen including the 2010 Western film The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, the 2015 biopic The 33 as well as The Dovekeepers (2015).
Who Is Cote De Pablo? Age, Bio
The multitalented actress was born María José de Pablo Fernández on November 12, 1979, in Santiago, Chile. Her parents are Francisco de Pablo and María Olga Fernández and she was raised alongside a sister, Andrea, and a brother, Francisco. She moved to the United States of America at age 10 when her mother gained employment at a Spanish-Language TV station based in Miami, Florida. There, she attended Arvida Middle School and also studied musical theatre at the New World School of the Arts. As a fifth-grader, Pablo changed her often mispronounced first name “María José” to “Coté”, the latter being a common Chilean nickname for the former.
At age 15, Cote De Pablo served as a co-host on several episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control (1994–95) alongside former Entertainment Tonight presenter Carlos Ponce. She went on to have her college education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. she studied music and theatre. She featured in several plays during her undergraduate days, eventually graduating in 2000.
Pablo moved to New York upon graduation with the aim of starting up her acting career. While working as a waitress to support herself, she featured in theatre productions and commercials and also got minor roles in a number of TV series. She later landed a spot on the main cast of the legal drama series The Jury in 2004, however, the series was short-lived.
In 2005, Pablo got her big break in the career-defining role of Ziva David in the 3rd season of the hit police drama series NCIS. She portrayed the character in 8 seasons of the show, from 2005 to 2013. Among several other accolades, the talented actress won the 2011 ALMA Award for Favorite Television Actress — Leading Role in a Drama out of 4 nominations. She was also nominated for the 4 Imagen Awards between 2006 and 2011.
What Is She Doing Now?
Following her exit from NCIS, Cote De Pablo starred in the 2015 biographical film The 33, based on the Chilean Mining Accident of 2010. She was also the lead star in the two-part TV miniseries The Dovekeepers (2015). Cote also starred in a 2016 telefilm opposite Jack Davenport.
Apparently, the talented actress is ready to explore the behind-the-scenes aspect of film and television. In August 2018, she was named as an executive producer on a forthcoming CBS detective drama MIA alongside NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly.
Is Cote De Pablo Married? Husband
Cote De Pablo is known to be unmarried but it remains unclear if she is in a relationship. So far, her most notable romantic involvement yet was with Ecuadorian-born actor Diego Serrano. Their romance lasted for a really long just before they eventually parted ways in June 2015.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Though she is yet to get a taste of the blockbuster films, Cote De Pablo has fared very well as an actress since launching her career in the early 2000s. She earned as much as $120,000 per episode during her last few years on NCIS. While the chunk of her wealth is derived from her flourishing acting career, Pablo has also enjoyed massive endorsement deals over the years, especially with beauty and cosmetic brands. Her net worth is pegged at a conservative estimate of $6 million.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Cote De Pablo stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (170 cm) and she also maintains a body weight of 64 kg (141 lb). She has a bust size of 36 inches (91.5 cm) while her waist and hip sizes are 29 inches (74 cm) and 35 inches (89 cm) respectively. Interestingly, the Chilean-born actress performed her own stunts during her stint on the series NCIS. This proves how fit she is.