Kate Mansi

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Kate Mansi
Kate Mansi 2014.jpg
Mansi at the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards
Born
Katharine Theresa Rose Morris

(1987-09-15) September 15, 1987 (age 31)
Calabasas, California, United States
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present

Kate Mansi (born September 15, 1987[1][better source needed]) is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Abigail Deveraux on the NBC serial Days of Our Lives from 2011 to 2016,[2] for which in 2017, she had won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Kate Mansi was born Katharine Theresa Rose Morris on September 15, 1987[1][better source needed] in Calabasas, California, to parents Jeff and Victoria Morris in Southern California.[1][better source needed] She is of Irish and Italian descent, and she studied film and public relations at Pepperdine University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.[4]

Mansi's interest in dance began as a child, when her mother—herself a dancer—enrolled her in dance classes. Mansi's interest grew, and she joined the Pacific Festival Ballet at the age of 15. She danced in performances of the Nutcracker, Bambi, Peter Pan, and Heaven and Hell. In college, she competed in the National Womack Speech Competition, placing second, and volunteered in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.[citation needed]

Until the end of 2016, Mansi played Abby on Days of Our Lives.[5] Before Days of Our Lives, Mansi appeared in advertisements and played a guest role on How I Met Your Mother.[citation needed] Mansi returned to Days of Our Lives in November 2018 for a short-term period of time.

In 2013, Mansi launched a campaign to raise $20,000 for Charity: Water, "giving up" her birthday to raise awareness for the cause of clean water.[6] She announced through her Twitter account on December 30 that she succeeded in raising the full amount.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 How I Met Your Mother Amanda Episode: "The Fight"
2011–2016, 2018–19 Days of Our Lives Abigail Deveraux Series regular
2017 Small Shots Marissa 1 episode
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Unwanted Guest Amy Thomas Lead role
2017 Boyfriend Killer Krystal Kellers Lead role
2017 Mother Of All Secrets (film) Aubrey Lead role
2018 Muse Maria Lead role
2018 Nightclub Secrets Zoe Lead role
2019 The Perfect One Maria Post-production
2019 Miss Staken Lacey Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2017
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Won
[8]
2019
Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series Nominated
[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c California Birth Index, accessed September 24, 2015. (Mother's last name in Mansi; father's is Morris. Kate was born Katharine Theresa Rose Morris on September 15, 1987.)
  2. ^ Kate Mansi from NBC.com, accessed February 5, 2014. Archived February 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Kate Mansi Wins Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Supporting Actress". Daytime Confidential. Confidential Media, Inc. April 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Ryan Rice (2014). "Kate Mansi." Life And Dog. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Rob Owen (September 9, 2016). "TV Q&A: Replacing Jennifer Antkowiak at KDKA, Steelers games on WTAE, 'The Night Of'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  6. ^ INTERVIEW: Days of Our Lives' Kate Mansi on "Giving Up" Birthday For Charity:Water and Abigail Losing Her V-Card by Jamey Giddens, Daytime Confidential, September 25, 2013. Accessed February 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Kate Mansi [@KateMansi] (December 30, 2013). "We did it! #k20 @charitywater campaign comes to a successful close! View my closing announcement video for details" (Tweet). Retrieved January 8, 2017 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominations: 'Days Of Our Lives' Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". Deadline Hollywood. March 20, 2019.

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