Abigail Leigh Spencer (born August 4, 1981, in Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA) is an American actress, producer, and screenwriter of film and television.
She debuted in the American television soap The Force of Destiny, which earned her the 2000 Soap Opera Digest Awards for female revelation. She then plays the heroine of the short-lived detective series Angela’s Eyes (2006).
In cinema, she appears in various genres of films such as the sci-fi blockbuster Cowboys and Invaders (2011), the biopic Chasing Mavericks (2012), the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013), the fantastic film The Fantastic World of Oz (2013) as well as the comedy-drama This is where we leave each other and the thriller The Monet Affair (2014).
On television, she multiplies recurring roles as in the series Mad Men (2009), Hawthorne: Head nurse (2010) and Suits: Custom lawyers (2011-2019). Since 2018, she has been playing in Grey’s Anatomy, playing the role of Megan from season 14.
She is also a star cast for two television series: first, the drama Rectify, from 2013 to 2016, which earned her a citation for a Critics’ Choice Television Awards and a Satellite Award; and then the science fiction series Timeless, from 2016 to 2018.
Early Life of Abigail Spencer:
Born in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Abigail is the daughter of Lydia Ann (née Brown) and surfer Yancy Spencer III.
She has two brothers, Yancy Spencer IV (born 1973) and Sterling Spencer (born 1986). Her father died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on February 14, 2011.
Personal Information of Abigail Spencer:
Complete Name: Abigail Leigh Spencer
Date of Birth: August 04, 1981
Birthplace: Gulf Breeze, Florida, U.S.
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Father: Yancy Spencer III (Surfer)
Mother: Lydia Ann Brown (Homemaker)
Siblings: Sterling Spencer (Younger Brother), Yancy Spencer IV (Elder Brother)
Spouse Name: Andrew Pruett (m. 2004–2013)
Children Name: Roman Pruett (Son)
Boy friend’s: Josh Pence – Actor (2012), Andrew Pruett (2004 – 2013)
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Centimeters: 168 cm
Weight in Kilogram: 52 kg
Weight in Pounds: 115 pounds
Bra Size: 32B
Cup Size: B
Feet/ Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
Body Measurements: 34-24-35
Net Worth: $3 Million
Active from: 1999-present
Personal Life of Abigail Spencer:
In 2004, at the age of twenty-three, Abigail married her longtime partner Andrew Pruett. On September 19, 2008, she gave birth to their son, Roman Pruett. After an amicable separation in August 2011, Abigail filed for divorce in February 2012, after eight years of marriage.
Since 2012, she has been in a relationship with actor Josh Pence.
She is a friend of actress Bethany Joy Lenz, revealed by the TV series The Brothers Scott.
On May 19, 2018, she was present, as a large part of the cast of Suits, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, colleague and work friend.
Professional Life of Abigail Spencer:
She landed her first role in the popular American soap opera La Force du Destin. The actress will credit American TV host and actress Kathie Lee Gifford for her professional debut. Indeed, Spencer was working for Gifford as a nanny, after the two women met backstage while filming a TV show.
She told him about her interest in the entertainment industry and the host decided to introduce debutante Spencer to the soap opera’s casting director.
From June 1999 to April 2001, she played the role of Rebecca Tyree, which allowed her to stand out and win the Soap Opera Digest Awards for female revelation in 2000,
After some minor appearances, in film and on television, notably in an episode of CSI, Killer Instinct and Gilmore Girls, she was offered the lead role in the crime series, produced by Lifetime, Angela’s Eyes, in 2006. She embodies an FBI agent, able to detect lies in others. But the audiences are not sufficient and the program is canceled after thirteen episodes7,1.
In the following years, she multiplied guest roles in installed television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Private Practice, Bones and Castle.
In 2009, she played the role of Suzanne Farrell, a schoolteacher in love with one of the main antagonists of the acclaimed Mad Men, which is then in its third season.
n 2010, she played a recurring role in the second season of the medical series, worn by Jada Pinkett Smith, Hawthorne: Head Nurse.
The following year, she was cast in the sci-fi blockbuster Cowboys and Invaders. This big production divided criticism and narrowly avoided box office failure. The same year, she was also supposed to take one of the leading roles in the Grace series, developed by ABC, alongside Eric Roberts and Anabelle Acosta, but the project ultimately did not go beyond the pilot stage.
From 2011 until 2016, she regularly plays in the series Suits: Avocats sur mesure. At the same time, she enriched her film career.
In 2013, she appeared in the fantastic film The Fantastic World of Oz alongside James Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz where she played a young woman who voluntarily submits to the magician’s tricks.
These different roles help her get noticed by the producers of the drama series Rectify, which follows a sister helping her brother to rebuild himself after nineteen years in prison.
The series is acclaimed by critics and broadcast until 2016, thirty episodes and four seasons. It allows the actress to be nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Television Series as well as the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Television Series.
In 2014, she starred in many feature films: she gave the answer to John Travolta for the thriller The Monet Affair, she danced for Cheyenne Jackson in the independent drama,
A Beautiful Now, which earned her a citation for the title of best actress, during the Madrid International Film Festival, and she joined the choral comedy This is where we leave each other alongside Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant.
The show is also voted best series of the year by the prestigious and long-standing awards ceremony, the Peabody Awards.
In 2012, she starred in two feature films, in supporting roles for the biographical film Chasing Mavericks, with Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston and the comedy Target, worn by Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.
In 2018, when Timeless stopped, she made her return to the sets of Suits: Custom avocados. At the same time, the fans of Timeless mobilize, once again, and push the production to carry out a final event of two episodes, in order to properly close the intrigues. Indeed, attempts to buy the series from another network failed due to an excessively high cost of production per episode 22.
She then signed for a pilot of the Hulu network of which she was the main heroine, the drama series Reprisal, which marked her comeback.