Spencer in 2013
|Born||Abigail Leigh Spencer
August 4, 1981
Gulf Breeze, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Andrew Pruett (2004-2013; 1 child)|
|Children||Roman Pruett (son)|
Abigail Leigh Spencer (born August 4, 1981) is an American actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Cowboys & Aliens, Chasing Mavericks, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia and Oz the Great and Powerful, and for roles in television series Angela's Eyes, Mad Men, Hawthorne and Suits. As of 2013 she starred as Amantha Holden in the Sundance Channel drama series Rectify.
Spencer was born and raised in Gulf Breeze, Florida, the daughter of Lydia Ann (Brown) and surfer Yancy Spencer III. She has two brothers, Yancy Spencer IV (born c. 1973) and Sterling Spencer (born c. 1986).
Spencer's first major acting role was playing Rebecca "Becca" Tyree on ABC soap opera All My Children from June 3, 1999 to April 10, 2001. She later starred in Lifetime Television original series Angela's Eyes, which was cancelled on December 1, 2006. In the following years she began playing guest roles on television series, such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Private Practice and Castle.
Spencer played the role as the blogging enthusiast in Twix advertisements, and portrayed Miss Farrell, a love interest to Don Draper on AMC's Mad Men in 2009. In early 2011 she landed the lead role on ABC drama pilot Grace by Krista Vernoff. Spencer previous played title character in another Krista Vernoff' drama pilot Introducing Lennie Rose in 2005. Spencer appeared in recurring roles as Dr. Erin Jameson on TNT series Hawthorne in 2010, and as Dana 'Scottie' Scott, Gabriel Macht's character's old rival, on the USA Network legal drama Suits as of 2011.
Spencer has appeared in several films, including In My Sleep (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), This Means War (2012), Chasing Mavericks (2012), and played the lead role of The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013). Spencer appeared in fantasy adventure film Oz the Great and Powerful directed by Sam Raimi in 2013. As of 2013 she has starred as Amantha Holden in Sundance Channel original drama series Rectify. She was nominated for Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance in the series.
Spencer played the lead role in the upcoming indie drama Beautiful Now written by Daniela Amavia about a passionate dancer who finds herself mulling an extreme act when she reaches a crossroads in her life. She also was cast opposite Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You, an ensemble comedy to be directed by Shawn Levy, and will be starred with John Travolta and Christopher Plummer in The Forger.
Spencer was married to Andrew Pruett from 2004. The couple have a son named Roman. She filed for divorce in 2013.
|2003||Truth and Dare||Skye|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Clarissa|
|2005||A Coat of Snow||Sandy|
|2007||Passing the Time||Jessica||Short film|
|2010||In My Sleep||Gwen|
|2011||Cowboys & Aliens||Alice|
|2012||This Means War||Katie|
|2012||Chasing Mavericks||Brenda Hesson|
|2013||The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia||Lisa Wyrick|
|2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||May|
|2013||Here and Now||Woman||Short film|
|2013||One Heart||Amy Hogan|
|2014||This Is Where I Leave You||Jen|
|2014||H8RZ Haters||Laura Sedgewick|
|2014||Wrong Number||Emma||Also writer, Pre-production|
|1999-2001||All My Children||Rebecca 'Becca' Tyree||Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer (2000)|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Becky Lester||Episode: "Bite Me"|
|2005||Introducing Lennie Rose||Lennie Rose||TV pilot|
|2006||Killer Instinct||Violet Summers||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|2006||Gilmore Girls||Megan||Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited"|
|2006||Angela's Eyes||Angela Henson||Lead role, 13 episodes|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Cindy Brown||Episode: "Speed Demon"|
|2007, 2014||How I Met Your Mother||Blah Blah (Carol)||2 Episodes: "How I Met Everyone Else" and "Gary Blauman"|
|2008||Welcome to the Captain||Claire Tanner||Episode: "The Letter"|
|2008||Bones||Phillipa Fitz||Episode: "The Man in the Mud"|
|2008||Moonlight||Simone Walker||Episode: "Sonata"|
|2009||Rex Is Not Your Lawyer||Lindsey Steers||TV pilot|
|2009||Private Practice||Rachel||Episode: "Ex-Life"|
|2009||Mad Men||Suzanne Farrell||Recurring Role, 6 episodes|
|2009||Castle||Sarah Reed||Episode: "One Man's Treasure"|
|2010||The Glades||Ashley Carter||Episode: "The Girlfriend Experience"|
|2010||Hawthorne||Dr. Erin Jameson||Recurring Role, 8 episodes|
|2011||Grace||Sarah Grace||TV pilot|
|2011-2014||Suits||Dana 'Scottie' Scott||Recurring Role, 8 episodes|
|2012-2013||Burning Love||Annie||16 episodes|
|2013–present||Rectify||Amantha Holden||Series regular
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2013)
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress (2013)
- Abigail Spencer Biography
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- Abigail Spencer: Biography, TV Guide
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Abigail Spencer To Star In ABC's 'Grace', Several Other Actors Join Pilots". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- "Breaking News - Development Update: February 17". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
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- The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013), Rotten Tomatoes
- Borys Kit (July 5, 2011). "'Mad Men' Actress Abigail Spencer Heads to 'Oz' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- Quintet Of Actors Cast In Sundance Channel’s Drama Series ‘Rectify’
- Sandra Gonzalez (May 22, 2013). "'American Horror Story' and 'The Big Bang Theory' lead Critics Choice nominees". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Big Bang, Horror Story, Parks & Rec, Good Wife, The Americans Lead Critics Choice Nominations". TV Line. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "2013 Nominations | Categories | International Press Academy". Pressacademy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
- 'Oz' Actress Abigail Spencer to Star in 'Beautiful Now' (Exclusive)
- Borys Kit (April 3, 2013). "Abigail Spencer Joins Jason Bateman in 'This Is Where I Leave You' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- "Jennifer Ehle, Abigail Spencer Join 'Forger'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- "Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer Join ‘The Forger’". Variety. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- "'HawthoRNe' Star Abigail Spencer Files for Divorce". TMZ.com. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
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