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Cote de Pablo's Non-acting careers: singer in Roberto Pitre's "Vivo En Vida"- sings "Samba In Prelude" and "Cry Me a River".

Top movies: The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

Top TV shows: NCIS

Cote de Pablo on Stage: "The Mambo Kings"

Cote de Pablo's big break: Her role on NCIS

Cote de Pablo is best known for: Her role as Ziva David on NCIS.


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Cote De Pablo

DOB: November 12, 1979

Cote de Pablo's Birth Name:
María José de Pablo Fernández

Cote de Pablo's birth place: Santiago, Chile

Eye color: brown

Height: 5'-'7"

Dating: Diego Serrano

Her family:
  • Parents: Mother, María Olga Fernández, father Francisco de Pablo
  • Siblings: 1 sister Andrea, 1 brother Francisco, both younger

Where Cote lives now:
Los Angeles, CA

Education: Cote attended Arvida Middle School in Miami, Florida, and later in life attended Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater.

  • Cote spends her free time writing and performing original music.
  • Cote de Pablo is singing 2 songs on the new CD "Vivo En Vida" by Roberto Pitre. The songs are a mix of Panamanian folk music with modern jazz and Latin rhythms.


Cote de Pablo's Bio: After performing in many theatrical productions at her university, including "The Fantasticks," "A Little Night Music","When I grow Up", "The House of Bernardo Alba," "The World Goes Round", and "Indiscretions", Cote de Pablo began her television career as co-host of the show "Control." Since then she has appeared on stage in "The Mambo Kings" as Delores Fuentes in 2005, and in television series including "The Education of Max Bickford," "The Street" and "All My Children." In 2001, Cote appeared on the New York City Public Theater stage in the Shakespeare play, "Measure for Measure", then moved onto roles on the small screen such as All My Children. Cote had a small role on the long-running soap alongside Rudolf Martin who would later play her half-brother Ari Haswari in NCIS. Cote is currently starring in the hit CBS navy crime series, NCIS, as Mossad Officer Ziva David.


  • It is an incredible show. I am playing a wonderful character. I couldn't be more thrilled. It is a huge challenge for me as an actress. I am so happy to be working with these incredible actors, who are just incredible people also.
  • I'm not much of a party animal anyway. I lay low. I like to be grounded by nature, go hiking... go to an isolated island that's not glamorous and touristy at all.


  • Cote was 10 years old when she moved to the U.S.
  • While at Carnegie Mellon, Cote appeared in several theater productions, including "Indiscretions", "The Fantasticks", "The House of Bernarda Alba", "And The World Goes 'Round", "A Little Night Music" and "Cloud Techtonics".
  • Coté caught her earring on a pillowcase when she was a child. As a result of the accident she has been left with a slit in her left earlobe.
  • Her first television role was hosting the 1994 show "Control", alongside Entertainment Tonight host Carlos Ponce.
  • Coté is a common nickname for María José in Hispanic countries.

(Please put in chronological/descending order.)

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Dates / Number of Episodes
Episode # and Titles
(If applicable)

Theatre Measure for Measure
Television Control Co-host
Television (Series) "The Street" Fiona 2000 1 episode
Hostile Makeover (1.05)
Television (Series)
The Education of Max Bickford Gina 2001
1 episode
Do it Yourself (1.06)
Television (Movie) ToCA Race Driver
(Voice) Melanie Sánchez 2004

Television (Series) The Jury Marguerite Cisneros 2004
10 episodes
Three Boys and a Gun (1.01)
The Honeymoon Suite (1.02)
Mail Order Mystery (1.03)
Bangers (1.04)
Last Rites (1.05)

The Memories (1.06)
The Boxer (1.07)
Pilot (1.08)
Lamentation on the Reservation (1.09)
Too Jung To Die (1.10)
Television (Series)

Ziva David 2005-Present
Season 4 - Season 11
Movie The Last Rites of Ransom Pride La Bruja Spring 2010
The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride

Awards or Nominations:
Imagen Foundation Awards
  • 2006 - Won for Best Supporting Actress in Television for NCIS.
  • 2008 - Nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Television for NCIS.
  • 2011 - Nominated for Best Actress/Television for NCIS.
ALMA Awards
  • 2008 - Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series (NCIS)
  • 2009 - Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series (NCIS)
  • 2011 - Won for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series (NCIS)
  • 2012 - Nominated for Favorite TV Actress-Drama (NCIS)

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rosecake Cote de Pablo - Ziva David : A Positive Thread ! (page: 1 2 3 4) 61 Jun 9 2015, 7:07 PM EDT by bellswebster
Thread started: Jun 9 2010, 3:04 PM EDT  Watch
Some times , Ziva has received bad criticism for her behavior , but I think she , and Cote de Pablo , deserve more credit for good things they've brought to NCIS .
So , why do you love Cote de Pablo ? And why do you love her Ziva David , 'the sweet ninja' ?

We can talk about her interviews , contract , new projects , videos , but we've to respect her privacy (family , health , private life)
Please , remember that this is a positive thread so , be kind about the woman , the actress and her character , and respect all other members' opinions .

If you do not like Cote de Pablo , and/or Ziva , then this thread is not for you , because rudeness , bashing , teasing and bad criticism will be not accepted .

p.s.: please , do not argue about Tiva . Thanks :)

A special thanks to Sorgina for her precious help :)
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RosesG Ziva David 2 Dec 7 2013, 6:45 PM EST by bellswebster
Thread started: Dec 7 2013, 9:21 AM EST  Watch
We love the character of Ziva David, played by Cote de Pablo. However, if somehow Ms. Cote de Pablo decided to leave the show, we could still bring Ziva back. She could be trapped in a bomb blast and had major plastic surgery. Height, body posture and habbit are there, even if no one believes until proven DNA. Please do bring Agent Ziva David, no matter what. It's like having loose ends on the new show. It would be great if Cote de Pablo wants to return, otherwise just create something for Ziva.
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smithmw Ziva 0 Dec 9 2012, 5:21 PM EST by smithmw
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I would love to see COTE DE PABLO in a romantic movie that has some CIA and Spy type plot to it. I think she would be wonderful in such a movie. Take for instance some of the books from Clancy. Make into a movie with her as the main actress. It would be great. Especially with a romantic involvement role some how. Maybe she is in love with a spy, but is actually a spy herself, and in the plot her lover is abducted by terrorist and she has to try and free him. In the end she does, they get married, and then start working spy issues together.
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