Cote de Pablo Bio, Age, Net Worth, Married, Michael Weatherly, NCIS, Movies, TV Shows

Cote de Pablo Biography

Cote de Pablo (María José de Pablo Fernández), known professionally as Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-American actress and singer. Born in Santiago, Chile, at the age of ten Pablo moved to the United States, where she studied acting.

De Pablo co-hosted episodes of the Latin-American talk show Control with, Carlos Ponce, former Entertainment Tonight host, at the age of 15 before attending Carnegie Mellon University to study music and theatre. After appearing in a number of television roles, De Pablo was cast to portray main character Ziva David in 2005 in the CBS television series NCIS and in 2011 won an ALMA Award for the role.

Cote de Pablo performed a portion of Tom Waits’ song “Temptation” for a 2008 episode of NCIS. Outside of the series, De Pablo has acted as a vocalist for songs in Roberto Pitre’s Vivo En Vida CD.

Cote de Pablo Age

De Pablo was born on November 12, 1979 in Santiago, Chile. As per 2018 she is 39 years old.

Cote de Pablo Net Worth

De Pablo has an estimated net worth of of$6 million.

Cote de Pablo Height

She stands at a height of 1.70 m.

Cote de Pablo Measurements

Talking about her body measurement, De Pablo stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m). In addition, she weighs around 64 kg or 141 pounds. She has a body measurement of 36-29-35 inches or 91.5-74-89 cm. Furthermore, De Pablo’s hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown. Her dress size is 10 (US) or 40 (EU) and her shoe size is 7 (US).

Cote de Pablo Cancer

Cote de Pablo shared the story of her cancer scare with the CDC’s Inside Knowledge campaign to encourage women to take charge of their health by listening to their bodies, talking to their doctor about unusual symptoms, and staying up-to-date on getting regular Pap tests, as recommended by their doctor.

She had little time left to dedicate to her health, between working hard and enjoying time with her family and friends. As much as the former NCIS actress knew it was time for a Pap test, life just kept getting in the way of Cote’s visit to the doctor. She said,   “By the time I was tested, things didn’t look too good.” “We thought I might have cervical cancer.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 93,000 women in the United States get some form of gynecologic cancer each year, whether it’s cervical, or one of the four other main types of gynecologic cancer (uterine, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar).

Luckily, Cote was not one of those women. But her test results were a wake-up call that getting regular Pap tests needed to move higher up on her priority list — for both her and her family’s sake. She added “I’ve always been very close to my mother. When we finally got good results, she broke down,”. “That’s when I realized: It’s not just about me. It’s about your loved ones, too.”

Cote de Pablo Children

De Pablo has no children yet.

Cote de Pablo Husband

De Pablo was in a long-term relationship with actor Diego Serrano, but in June 2015, they were reported as having broken up.
de Pablo was injured several times on NCIS, including injuring her neck and back as a consequence of kickboxing during scenes.

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Cote de Pablo Siblings

De Pablo has a younger sister, Andrea and a brother, Francisco, who works as a disc jockey. When she was 10 years old, her mother, María Olga Fernández, took a job in Miami, Florida, at a Spanish-language television network.

Cote de Pablo Education

De Pablo went to Arvida Middle School and New World School of the Arts, where she studied musical theatre. De Pablo found many people could not pronounce her first name of “María José”, in the fifth grade, so she asked them to call her “Coté”, a common Chilean nickname for María José.

De Pablo 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, The Fantasticks, Indiscretions and A Little Night Music. In 2000 De Pablo graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater.

Cote de Pablo Acting Career

Early roles

Cote de Pablo first began working in the entertainment industry whe she was 15 years old, when she hosted some episodes of the talk show Control from 1994 to 95 on Univision, alongside former Entertainment Tonight host Carlos Ponce. Cote de Pablo moved to New York City after graduating, to find work as an actress, working as a waitress in an Indian restaurant in Manhattan and an Italian eatery in Brooklyn to support herself.

Cote de Pablo picked up parts in the New York City Public Theater, on the TV show All My Children and in commercials. She played the role of Marguerite Cisneros in The Jury (broadcast on the Fox Network). The show was short-lived, screening only 10 one-hour episodes. De Pablo was about to make her Broadway debut in 2005, in The Mambo Kings as Dolores Fuentes, but the show closed after a short trial run in San Francisco.

Cote de Pablo NCIS

Cote de Pablo is well known for her portrayal of Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, in the police procedural drama NCIS. De Pablo had sent in a videotape audition while waiting for The Mambo Kings to move forward and was asked to fly to Los Angeles for a screen test two days after it was canceled.

De Pablo won an Imagen Award in 2006, at the Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Television for NCIS. De Pablo was nominated for the same award in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 and 2009, also she was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series. De Pablo was nominated once again for an Imagen Award in 2011, but this time it was for Best Actress in Television, not Supporting Actress. De Pablo won the 2011 ALMA Award for Favorite Television Actress—Leading Role in Drama.

It was reported on July 10, 2013, by CBS that de Pablo would be leaving NCIS for undisclosed reasons, although she remained on long enough to conclude her character Ziva David’s storyline at the beginning of season 11. She later told Cindy Elavsky that Ziva could come back because she did not die. However, in the season 13 finale of the series, it was stated that De Pablo’s character had apparently died in an explosion in Israel.

Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly

Network executives arranged for Cote de Pablo to act alongside series regular Michael Weatherly to test for chemistry during her second audition; he went offscript by brushing her hair back and commenting, “You remind me of Salma Hayek”. De Pablo’s response to him was to stay in character and she “dismissed him completely”. Donald Bellisario, producer, met with De Pablo Afterwards, as she was waiting for a cab to take her back to the airport, telling her she had landed the part.

De Pablo described the character as someone who was completely different from anyone else on the show because she has been around men all her life, she was used to men of authority and she was not afraid of men.

Deadline announced on August 28, 2018 that de Pablo and former NCIS castmate, Michael Weatherly, would be the executive producers of the upcoming CBS detective drama MIA, written by Shepard Boucher.

Cote de Pablo Life After NCIS

De Pablo was announced to have been cast in the film The 33 in January 2014, about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident, as the wife of one of the miners. De Pablo was also cast in the 2015 CBS miniseries, titled The Dovekeepers, based on the Alice Hoffman novel. Deadline Hollywood reported in March 2016, that de Pablo is slated to return to series television as Laura Kale in Syfy’s thriller-drama, Prototype, pending negotiations.

TVLine columnist Matt Mitovich confirmed Cote’s return to series television in April 2016. The show was to feature “three unlikely colleagues—two of them played by de Pablo and Jack Davenport—who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics—a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.” Deadline reported in August 2016 that Syfy passed on the show.

Cote de Pablo Music

De Pablo performed “Temptation”, a portion of Tom Waits’ song on the NCIS episode “Last Man Standing”, which first aired in the U.S. on September 23, 2008. De Pablo full performance of the song, including some lyrics in French, appears for the first time on NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack, which was released on 10th of February 2009.

De Pablo is also the singer in Roberto Pitre’s Vivo en vida where she sings “Samba in Prelude” and “Cry Me a River”. Cote was also featured on The 33 official soundtrack, singing Gracias a la Vida.

Cote de Pablo Movies and TV Shows








Latin-American magazine show


The $treet


Episode: “Hostile Makeover”


The Education of Max Bickford


Episode: “Do It Yourself”


The Jury

Marguerite Cisneros

10 episodes



Special Agent Ziva David

Seasons 3–11 (188 episodes)


The Last Rites of Ransom Pride



The 33

Jessica Vega


The Dovekeepers





Laura Kale

TV movie

Cote de Pablo Video game

Video game



Voice role



TOCA Race Driver

Melanie Sanchez

Cote de Pablo Awards and nominations







Imagen Awards

Best Supporting Actress in Television





ALMA Awards

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series




Imagen Awards

Best Supporting Actress in Television



Best Actress in Television


ALMA Awards

Favorite Television Actress—Leading Role in a Drama



Favorite TV Actress-Drama


Cote de Pablo Return to NCIS


The likely return of Cote de Pablo‘s Ziva David on NCIS is a coup in more ways than one — especially if the actress tamed the show’s alpha male environment to bring overdue respect to her character. The other side of this potential strategic plot development is de Pablo gaining a lot more power based on the popularity of Ziva.

If this is how NCIS ultimately ends soon, it’s arguably a fitting way to wind up what’s been deemed a possibly toxic environment for the lead actresses going back years. Maybe if de Pablo makes Ziva popular again, she’d be able to wrangle another deal for a prospective/speculative NCIS spin-off show, if not guest appearances on the other spinoffs.

We’ve bounced the ball back and forth here a few times on whether Ziva will really be returning, is a figment of Gibbs’ imagination, or even if she’s a ghost. Based on the latest information available, it’s a sure bet Ziva really will be back in physical form. Whether it’s as a permanent cast member or just an occasional role for next season, it’s still up in the air.

What a lot of people want to know is whether Ziva’s boyfriend (Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo) will also return. Without him there as the father of Ziva’s child, it’s going to seem unbalanced and a tad forced in the absence.

Writers will have to work around it for now since Weatherly is still tied to CBS’s Bull, despite sexual harassment accusations from Eliza Dushku bringing risk to the fourth season. Although considering Weatherly is on the same network, it seems he could pull off a deal to at least make an NCIS cameo.

Also, with Bull possibly not lasting past this upcoming fourth season, what are the chances of a Ziva/Tony spinoff series ever happening?
No doubt there was some trepidation by de Pablo to return to her role, not knowing what the writers would agree to. Plus, it’s always risky to bring a character back after six years away.

Nevertheless, with de Pablo seemingly working close with the writers to bring a more respectful arc for Ziva, we could see her essentially become a runaway hit all over again. She could dominate the show next season, making it necessary for the producers to create a new spinoff based on the response.

The production team might have been searching for additional spinoff possibilities anyway so they can keep the franchise alive if the main ship sinks and NCIS: New Orleans/Los Angeles ever end. Even if Mark Harmon ultimately wants to stay home and be a normal husband/father/grandfather for the rest of his life, the other cast members can arguably make more NCIS offshoots or spinoff guest appearances worth watching. Many of the sideline characters have ended up becoming more popular anyway, outside of Harmon/Gibbs still ruling the roost.

Now that we know Ziva was apparently involved in some international espionage, continuing stories like this involving Ziva and Tony could become one of the top cop dramas on mainstream TV. A reunion alone of Tony and Ziva is likely going to happen eventually. Imagine how emotional that’s going to be after six (or maybe seven) years apart.

Let’s not forget when Tony quit NCIS — he did so by walking into Gibbs’ basement to announce it. Notice the tie-in with Ziva returning recently to the same basement at Gibbs’ home?

Expanding the adventures of Ziva and Tony on a worldwide scale would make a spinoff show potentially worth watching, albeit more expensive to produce. Along with their romantic chemistry, it could be just what the production team wants. Fitting them into cameos in L.A. and Orleans would further expand their presence.

All anyone can hope for is NCIS sets the proper stage rather than pulls a rug out on fans who probably wouldn’t stick around if Ziva’s story fizzles.

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