Before she amassed a slew of television credits and became well-known for her work on “NCIS,” Pauley Perrette had a small role in Madonna’s music video for “Secret” in 1994. Perrette started to audition for commercials as she finished up her undergraduate degree after overhearing how lucrative they could be. “I was super broke and [overheard] a girl say she made $3000 doing a commercial. I really wanted to make $3000,” she told Punk Globe. “Secret” was not the only video that Perrette appeared in. “There was a director that took a liking to me [and] put me in a bunch of music videos and commercials,” she added.
“Secret” stood out as one of the actor’s favorite videos to shoot, but she worked with several other accomplished acts. “When I was in NY bartending, I was in a billion music videos,” Perrette said, per Parade. “I was in Madonna, George Michael, Salt-n-Pepa — it goes on and on,” the actor added. “I was in Madonna’s video for ‘Secret’ and we shot that up in Harlem. It was beautiful, it was fun. But that was just one of many.”