Abigail "Abby" Beethoven Sciuto is the former Chief Forensic Scientist for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Following her resignation and departure from NCIS in May 2018, Kasie Hines temporarily took over as Forensic Scientist up until October 2018 when Kasie herself became the permanent Forensic Scientist, offically replacing Abby.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Pre-Series
- 1.2 JAG Season 8
- 1.3 NCIS Season 1
- 1.4 NCIS Season 2
- 1.5 NCIS Season 3
- 1.6 NCIS Season 4
- 1.7 NCIS Season 5
- 1.8 NCIS Season 6
- 1.9 NCIS Season 7
- 1.10 NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1
- 1.11 NCIS Season 8
- 1.12 NCIS Season 9
- 1.13 NCIS Season 10
- 1.14 NCIS Season 11
- 1.15 NCIS Season 12
- 1.16 NCIS: New Orleans Season 1
- 1.17 NCIS Season 13
- 1.18 NCIS Season 14
- 1.19 NCIS Season 15
- 2 Personality
- 3 Physical Appearance
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Relationships with NCIS Colleagues
- 6 Appearances
Abby was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was later given up for adoption by her birth parents and taken in by an unnamed family, raising her as their own along with their birth son Luca Sciuto with Abby inheriting their surname.
Her foster parents were deaf with young Abby subsequently learning American Sign Language to communicate with them.
During her youth, Abby moved and got a chance to experience most of the southern United States. At the age of ten, she learnt how to drive a manual transmission.
Upon finishing high school, she went to college, graduating with full honors from Louisiana State University with a triple major in Sociology, Criminology, and psychology.
She had earned her Master's degree from Georgia State University in Criminology and Forensic Science.
A while after, Abby joined Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
JAG Season 8
Abby made her debut appearance in the JAG Season 8/NCIS backdoor pilot episode, Ice Queen (episode) where she was seen in the computer area of her lab, drinking her fourth cup of Caf-Pow while presumably watching a group of fellow scientists conduct a test in the next room when NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo Junior arrived into the lab, having brought a sample of DNA he'd gotten from the bridge.
Upon finishing her Caf-Pow, Abby headed to the main area of her lab to begin processing the evidence.
Once she'd slipped on her official NCIS lab coat, she produced some gloves and began working while discussing the fact she'd chosen to do a bit of decorating in order to brighten up her lab a bit with the two paintings she had chosen, the first one being of a shotgun-shattered backbone and the second a Duodenum with a lye chaser" or in Abby's own words, "The Sad End of A Drano Drinker".
When Tony informed she needed to get out more, Abby wondered if that was an invite.
A few hours later, with Gibbs, Tony and Viv in the lab, Abby told them of her findings and revealed that the DNA sample or blood Tony had given her earlier was AB.
She then told the name of a bar: Berzinger's and informed them of the analysis she had conducted which had been examining Lieutenant Singer's stomach contentions with the victim's last meal being two hours before her death which had consisted of peanuts, preztels and crackers or a bar mix.
She also informed them of the phone number as well as the airline ticket she had managed to retrieve.
When Lieutenant Singer's vehicle, a Golf was found and brought into the NCIS Evidence Garage, Abby began dusting the inside of the car for fingerprints while noting it would take twelve hours for the match to occurr but when Tony offered her a dinner at Cafe Atlantico if she got a match in two hours, Abby agreed to do so.
Eventually, Abby arrived into Observation while Gibbs was busy interrogating Navy Commander Harmon Rabb and informed Tony and fellow NCIS Special Agent Vivian Blackadder that Harm's fingerprints were all over Singer's car.
NCIS Season 1
NCIS Season 2
NCIS Season 3
NCIS Season 4
NCIS Season 5
NCIS Season 6
NCIS Season 7
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1
Abby appeared in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 episode, Killshot (NCIS: Los Angeles episode) where NCIS Director Leon Vance contacted her for help in reviewing evidence at a crime scene after NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye had informed him it would be twenty-four hours at the earliest for it to be processed.
NCIS Season 8
NCIS Season 9
NCIS Season 10
NCIS Season 11
NCIS Season 12
NCIS: New Orleans Season 1
NCIS Season 13
NCIS Season 14
NCIS Season 15
Abby is a woman in her late thirties with black hair and green eyes.
As a Forensic Scientist, Abby is trained to process evidence found at a crime scene such as blood, hair, DNA or any items including garbage.
Despite expressing a hate for guns, Abby is able to use a gun or rifle which she often does to see if a round she fired came from the exact same weapon.
Like her ex, NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee, Abby is skilled in hacking and can easily access a database or defend NCIS's database via firewalls.
Relationships with NCIS Colleagues
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Vivian "Viv" Blackadder
Caitlin "Kate" Todd
Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop
Donald "Ducky" Mallard
James "Jimmy" Palmer
They were close, but Abby often treated Palmer as inexperienced and unlogical in the first 8 seasons. Then they became great friends.
For a more detailed list, see Abigail Sciuto/List of Appearances.