Whitney Able

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Whitney Able
Whitney Nees Able

(1982-06-02) June 2, 1982 (age 37)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active2005–present
Scoot McNairy (m. 2010)

Whitney Nees Able (born June 2, 1982) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and Monsters, and has been featured in Maxim magazine.

Early life[edit]

Whitney Able was born in Houston, Texas. She has two brothers. She has lived in Spain and Mexico[1] and is fond of the Spanish language.[1]


Whitney Able's acting career started with a role in the low-budget film Age of Kali in 2005. She then portrayed Eve in the film Dead Lenny, which was released direct-to-DVD in 2006. She then gained a role in the pilot of the TV show Secrets of a Small Town; however the show was not picked up by American Broadcasting Company.[2] She also had a role on the ABC show Rodney.

Able's breakout role was in the 2006 horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, portraying the bitchy but also sympathetic cheerleader Chloe. The film co-starred Amber Heard and received mixed reviews from critics.[3] Able then appeared in guest roles in television series including CSI: New York, Cold Case. Her next film role came in Emmanuelle Vaugier's horror vehicle Unearthed, in which she plays Ally. The film was one of the 8 films to die for at horrorfest and received poor reviews from critics.[4][5] She also starred in the direct-to-DVD releases Love and Mary and Remarkable Power.

Able appeared in a number of independent films before landing the leading role in the 2010 film Monsters, a low-budget sci-fi horror film. The movie was critically praised.[6] In the same year, she had a role in Tales of an Ancient Empire. She ranked #83 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. In 2015, she starred in the independent feature-length thriller Dark, directed by Nick Basile.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Able married actor Scoot McNairy in June 2010.[8] They have two children.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Age of Kali Sabrina
2006 Dead Lenny Eve
2006 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Chloe
2007 Love and Mary Lucy
2007 Unearthed Ally
2008 Remarkable Power Candy
2009 Mercy Heather
2010 Tough Trade Carmen Television film
2010 Everything Will Happen Before You Die Jasmine
2010 More Things Change Robyn
2010 The Man That I Was Rachel
2010 Monsters Samantha Wynden
2010 Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire Xia
2010 Pound of Flesh Rachel Fry
2010 The Kane Files: Life of Trial Anna Kane
2010 Black Hole Eliza Short film
2011 Literally, Right Before Aaron Girl from Vermont Short film
2011 Bad Actress Rebecca Pillage
2011 Annabel Annabel Short film
2012 Free Samples Dana
2013 Straight A's Fran
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Denise
2014 Man Without a Head Girl #4
2014 Fluidic Fave
2015 Dark Kate
2015 Ava's Possessions Jillian


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Meredith Unsold television pilot
2006 Rodney Physical Education Major Episode: "Where the Rubber Meets the Road"
2007 CSI: NY Rita Steinway Episode: "Obsession"
2007 Cold Case Rainey Karlsen (1997) Episode: "Stand Up and Holler"
2010 Nikita Hanna Cushko Episode: "2.0"
2010 Criminal Minds Penny Hanley Episode: "Reflection of Desire"
2017 Godless Anna McNue 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Interview: Whitney Able of "Monsters"". Weekinrewind.com. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  2. ^ "Literature Study Guides - By Popularity". eNotes.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  3. ^ "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  4. ^ "UNEARTHED | HORRORFEST - 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR®". Horrorfestonline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  5. ^ "Unearthed". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  6. ^ "Monsters". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 9, 2016). "Joe Dante-Produced Thriller 'Dark' Alights At Screen Media". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  8. ^ Barnard, Linda (12 December 2010). "Interview: Whitney Able and Scoot McNairy". Toronto Star. Toronto: Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  9. ^ "S11E1108: Trey Galyon, Scoot McNairy, Alex Diamond and Raul Sanchez guest". Doug Loves Movies. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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