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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 August 1981Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA
Birth NameAbigail Leigh Spencer
Nickname Abby
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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

Spencer will next be 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. The Disney film will be released on March 8, 2013.

Also upcoming, she will star 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. The series is slated to premiere in early 2013.

Spencer also recently wrapped production 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 will also reprieve her role on the USA hit show, Suits (2011), and will be seen in the new season of Childrens Hospital (2008) for Adult Swim.

Abigail is also currently filming 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, the television series, "Teach", which was purchased by ABC Family and deals with the life of high school teachers.

Spencer recently 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 (2004 - 2013) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Brown eyes

Trivia (13)

Two brothers, Sterling, 13, and Yancy Bailey IV, 25, in 1999.
Friends with One Tree Hill (2003) actress Bethany Joy Lenz.
Mother, with Andrew Pruett, of son Roman Pruett, born on September 19, 2008.
She was born on the same day as her Suits (2011) co-star Meghan Markle: August 4, 1981.
Parents: (father) Yancy Bailey Spencer (III) (2 July 1950 - 14 Feb 2011) was a professional surfer and (mother) Lydia Ann (Brown).
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.
Has Cherokee ancestry.
Loves History and vintage clothing.
Abigail's maternal grandfather was Eugene Fuller "Gene" Brown II (the son of Eugene Fuller Brown and Helen Elizabeth Bahbo Dobbins). Abigail's great-grandfather Eugene was the son of Silas Fuller Brown and Susan Frances Tower. Helen was the daughter of John Alexander Dobbins and Kate Ward Hurt.
Abigail's paternal grandfather was Yancy Bailey Spencer, Jr. (the son of Yancy Bailey Spencer and Georgia/Georgie C. Smith). Abigail's great-grandfather Yancy was the son of William Robert Spencer and Martha A. Glidewell. Georgia was the daughter of William Wyatt Smith and Sarah "Sallie" Julia Wade.
Abigail's maternal grandmother was Maxine Boatright (the daughter of John Leonard Boatright and Lela Lou Looney). John was the son of Peter Leonard Barem Boatright and Frances Lovina Midgett. Lela was the daughter of Benjamin Frankin Looney and Etna Dallas Eaves.
Abigail's paternal grandmother was named Patricia Lee.
One of her father's brothers, John S. Spencer, is the pastor of a Christian church, Calvary Chapel [Coastline] Gulf Breeze. His other brother, J.B. Schluter, is a Gulf Breeze, Florida City Council member.

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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