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Overview (4)

Born in Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA
Birth NameAbigail Leigh Spencer
Nickname Abby
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Spencer was seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz (1939) tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.

She has starred in the Sundance Channels first scripted series, Rectify (2013). The series follows "Daniel Holden" (played by Aden Young), who must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row, before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Spencer also was on the indie, Kilimanjaro (2013), opposite Brian Geraghty, and reprising her role of "Annie" for the online series, "Burning Love", on YouTube, which got picked up for a second and third season. The series was produced by Red Hour and is a funny parody of Bachelor-esque show. She also reprieve her role on the USA hit show, Suits (2011), and was seen in the season of Childrens Hospital (2008) for Adult Swim.

Abigail was the lead in Daniela Amavia's cinematic piece, A Beautiful Now (2015), produced by Keith Kjarval/Unified Pictures.

As a screenwriter and producer, Spencer is in development on Wrong Number, with James Franco producing through his "Rabbit Bandini Productions" banner. Spencer will also star in the indie romantic comedy directed by AnnaRose King. Spencer also co-wrote, with Lauren Miller Rogen, the television series, "Teach", which was purchased by ABC Family and deals with the life of high school teachers.

Spencer starred, alongside Gerard Butler in Curtis Hanson's, Chasing Mavericks (2012). The film follows surfer "Jay Moriarity", who sets out to ride the Northern California break, known as "Mavericks". She was also seen, opposite Jon Hamm, on AMC's award-winning and critically-acclaimed original series, Mad Men (2007), in the series' third season as Don Draper's latest love interest, who also happens to be his daughter's school teacher. Other film credits include McG's This Means War (2012) and Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Koch

Spouse (1)

Andrew Pruett (3 April 2004 - 2013) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Brown eyes

Trivia (13)

Two brothers, Sterling, 13, and half-brother Yancy Bailey IV, 25, in 1999.
Friends with One Tree Hill (2003) actress Bethany Joy Lenz.
Gave birth to her first child at age 27, a son named Roman Allen Pruett on September 19, 2008. Child's father is her ex-husband, Andrew Pruett.
She was born on the same day as her Suits (2011) co-star Meghan Markle: August 4, 1981.
Daughter of Yancy Bailey Spencer III (b. Roanoake, Virginia, July 2, 1950, d. major heart attack, County Line, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, February 14, 2011), professional surfer and second wife Lydia Ann Brown of Clan Broun. He married a third time on April 9, 1988 with Helen Delabar Martison (b. Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky, December 18, 1939), without issue. He had three grandchildren, Britney Noelle Spencer, Roman Allen Pruett (b. September 19, 2008), and Wyatt Yancy Spencer.
Attributes her professional career breakthrough to "fairy godmother" Kathie Lee Gifford who, as a teenager, was hopelessly in love with a 19-year-old professional surfer (Abigail's father-to-be) Yancy Spencer. When Abigail turned 17, her dad called Kathie Lee asking if Abby and her mother Lydia could attend a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee," a request that was immediately granted. After the broadcast, Abby and Lydia were invited backstage to meet Kathie Lee and when Lee learned that Abby wanted to be an actress, she made a call to ABC TV casting and a meeting was arranged for the young Abby who, soon after, landed the role of Rebecca on All My Children (1970) in June 1999. While still trying to get on her feet, Abby spent three months as a live-in 'nanny' for Kathie Lee at her New York residence.
Is of English, German, some Scottish and, according to Family Tradition, unproven Cherokee ancestry.
Loves History and vintage clothing.
Paternal granddaughter of Yancy Bailey Spencer Jr. (North Carolina, 1929 - 2010), who served in the United States of America Navy between 1938 and 1962, Private-First-Class (PFC) in World War II who reached the rank of Chief-Petty-Officer (CPO) (son of Yancy Bailey Spencer and wife Georgia C. "Georgie" Smith, paternal grandson of William Robert Spencer and wife Martha A. Glidewell and maternal grandson of William Wyatt Smith and wife Sarah "Sallie" Julia Wade, who had three children) and wife Patricia Lee Rice (daughter of John Friend Rice and wife Alice Loretta Rominger, of German descent, paternal granddaughter of Charles Edward Rice and wife Cornelia Elizabeth or J. Mitchell and maternal granddaughter of Edward Eugene Rominger, of German descent, and wife Clara "Carrie" Sarah Ann Mendenhall, of German descent).
Maternal granddaughter of Eugene Fuller "Gene" Brown II of Clan Broun (b. Missouri) (son of Eugene Fuller Brown of Clan Broun and wife Helen Elizabeth Bahbo Dobbins, paternal grandson of Silas Fuller Brown of Clan Broun and wife Susan Frances Tower and maternal grandson of John Alexander Dobbins and wife Kate Ward Hurt) and wife Maxine Boatright (b. Missouri) (daughter of John Leonard Boatright and wife Lela Lou Looney, paternal granddaughter of Peter Leonard Barem Boatright and wife Frances Lovina Midgett and maternal granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin Looney and wife Etna Dallas Eaves). Descendant through the Looney line in female line of the Vassall Coat of Arms, the White Coat of Arms and the Jackson Coat of Arms through William White, Susannah Jackson and Resolved White, Mayflower Passengers.
One of her paternal uncles, John S. Spencer, is the Pastor of a Christian Church, Calvary Chapel, in Coastline, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida. The other of her paternal uncles, J. B. Schluter Spencer, is a Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida, City Council Member.
Through her Spencer with a Coat of Arms ancestry she is distantly related to Jersey Boys actor John Lloyd Young as well as Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Henry. All descend from the same later titled Spencer family.
Attended "Suits" friend Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, England (19 May 2018).

Personal Quotes (6)

It's all about how can you take care of yourself when furthering your life's goals and ambitions, and purpose and whatever you choose - family, career - to maintain a really balanced, whole, healthy outlook.
Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we've poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually... a verb. It's an activity.
I definitely gravitate towards things like vegetables, chicken, brown rice, but I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want a Sprinkles cupcake, I'm having a Sprinkles cupcake. But I'm not going to have one every day... you just have to have a sensible outlook on all of it.
Unless you paddle for the wave, you'll never know if you could catch it. But once you do... Ride it as long as you can. Love as long as you can.
I love nothing more than a good, rich, dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies.
My father loved biographies. He loved the true tales of interesting people that were shaping our culture. I get why he dug 'Vanity Fair'. You feel smarter, somehow, for reading it.

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