Stanchfield attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception, May 2014
April 29, 1971 |
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
Stanchfield was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska, where her father was a commercial fisherman. She later moved to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, and finally Mercer Island, near Seattle. She attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Communications and a minor in theater. She graduated from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Stanchfield appeared in over 40 television shows and films since early 2000's. She has guest-starred in Diagnosis: Murder, Angel, Monk, and later co-starred in films, such as Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004), The Picture of Dorian Gray (2005) and Waitress (2007).
On television Stanchfield appeared in recurring roles as April Green on CBS series Jericho from 2006 to 2007, and as Helen Bishop on the AMC period drama Mad Men (2007-2008). She played Shannon Gibbs in NCIS from 2006 to 2012. In 2007 she played Amelia Joffe (replacing Annie Wersching) in ABC soap opera General Hospital. Her other credits include guest-starring roles on Bones, Cold Case, Private Practice, The Mentalist, Ghost Whisperer and How I Met Your Mother. She played Meredith, the lead character's first ex-wife, on the ABC series Castle in 2009 and in 2013.
In March, 2011 Shonda Rhimes cast Stanchfield in her drama series Scandal, as Abby Whelan. The series debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012 and in the second season rose to become one of the most high-rated dramas on television.
|2000||Diagnosis Murder||Nora||Episode: "Hot House"|
|2001||Angel||Denise||Episode: "Happy Anniversary"|
|2002||That '80s Show||Spokeslady #1||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2002||American Dreams||Amy||Episode: "The Fighting Irish"|
|2003||Monk||Erin Hammond||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame"|
|2004||It's All Relative||Jordan F.||Episode: "Who's Camping Now"|
|2004||Good Girls Don't...||Redhead||Episode: "Whatever Happened to Jane's Baby?"|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Hilary Davis||Episode: "Code"|
|2005||Without a Trace||Kim||Episode: "End Game"|
|2005||24||Shari||Episode: "Day 4: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m."|
|2005||Picture of Dorian Gray, TheThe Picture of Dorian Gray||Sybil Vane|
|2005||Inside, TheThe Inside||New Girl||Episode: "New Girl in Town"|
|2005||Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus||Store Clerk||TV movie|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Aimee Bolton||Episode: "Tommy Bolton"|
|2006||Campus Ladies||Mikka||Episode: "Night of the Condom"|
|2006–2007||Jericho||April Green||15 episodes|
|2007||Bones||Connie Lopata||Episode: "The Bodies in the Book"|
|2007||General Hospital||Amelia Joffe||10 episodes|
|2007||Cold Case||Melissa Carter||Episode: "Thick as Thieves"|
|2007||Exes & Ohs||Sienna||3 episodes|
|2007–2008||Mad Men||Helen Bishop||5 episodes|
|2008||Square Root of 2, TheThe Square Root of 2||Rachel|
|2008||Sacrifice, TheThe Sacrifice||Loretta Johnson||Monaco International Film Festival Award for Best Supporting actress|
|2008||Private Practice||Tess Milford||Episode: "Tempting Faith"|
|2009||Exes & Ohs||Sienna||Episode: "Fish in a Barrel"|
|2009||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Stevie Caid||Episode: "Paint It Red"|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Greer Clarkson||Episode: "Delusions of Grandview"|
|2009||Life||Ella Holden||Episode: "Initiative 38"|
|2009||Open House||Beth Dunne||Short film|
|2009||CSI: NY||Dawn Higgins||Episode: "It Happened to Me"|
|2010||How I Met Your Mother||Marissa Heller||Episode: "Robots Versus Wrestlers"|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Linda Hill||Episode: "F-T-F"|
|2011||Burn Notice||Sadie Forte||Episode: "Eye for an Eye"|
|2011||Guest Room, TheThe Guest Room||Karen|
|2006-2012||NCIS||Shannon Gibbs||6 episodes|
|2012–present||Scandal||Abby Whelan||Series regular|
|2009, 2013||Castle||Meredith||Episodes: "Always Buy Retail" and "Significant Others"|
- Darby Stanchfield Biography
- "Darby Stanchfield: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Sandra Gonzalez (January 4, 2013). "'Castle' sneak peek: 'Scandal' star returns to crash Castle and Beckett's sleepover -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Nellie Andreeva (March 4, 2011). "Bruce Greenwood Among Latest ABC Pilot Castings". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- ABC picks up 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Good Christian Belles' and ten more
- Tambay Obenson (February 1, 2013). "ABC's 'Scandal' Dominates At 10pm w/ Its 2nd Highest Rating Ever". IndieWire. Retrieved April 4, 2013.