- Also Known As:
- María José, Cote
- Date of Birth:
- November 12, 1979
- 5' 6"
Cote de Pablo (born María José de Pablo Fernández in Santiago, Chile on November 12, 1979) is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist who moved to the U.S. at age 10. She co-hosted episodes of the Latin American talk show Control with former Entertainment Tonight host, Carlos Ponce, and went on to study music and theatre at Carnegie Mellon University. She had her big break in 2005, when she was cast as Ziva David, the main character on NCIS. In 2011, she won an Alma Award for Favorite Television Actress-Leading Role in Drama for her NCIS role.
Best Known For:
Cote de Pablo is best known for her award-winning role of Ziva David on NCIS.
Cote de Pablo is in a long-term relationship with actor Diego Serrano. She has suffered several serious injuries due to filming kickboxing scenes for NCIS.