Here's "NCIS" star Cote de Pablo in Monte Carlo on Thursday (left) -- and Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years" aka Danica McKellar at an event last year (right).Neither wound up with Kevin… READ MORE >
Cote de Pablo
María José de Pablo Fernández better known as Coté de Pablo (born November 12, 1979) is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. De Pablo has been nominated for the ALMA Award for her recurring role as the NCIS Federal Agent Ziva David in the television series, NCIS (formerly a liaison to NCIS for the Israeli Mossad). She has also embarked on a career as a songwriter and vocalist. De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, to an upper-class Catholic family. She has two younger sisters, one named Andrea. In grade 5, she found many people could not properly pronounce her first name of "Maria José" so she asked them to call her Coté (which is a common nickname for María José in Chile). When de Pablo was ten, her mother, María Olga Fernández, received a job in Miami, Florida, at a Spanish-speaking television network. There, de Pablo attended Arvida Middle School and New World School of the Arts where she studied musical theater. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she studied music and theater and appeared in several plays. They include: And The World Goes 'Round, The House of Bernarda Alba, Indiscretions, The Fantasticks, and A Little Night Music. She graduated in 2000.