Abigail Spencer is one of those actresses who know how to pack a punch into whatever character they portray, be it on the big or small screen. Here are interesting facts to know about the American actress.
Who Is Abigail Spencer?
Abigail Spencer is a modern day actress who fell in love with the screen as a young girl. She has since evolved into an exceptional actress with a plethora of works to her credit. One of her notable works includes her role as Dana “Scottie” Scott on the USA Network legal drama Suits alongside Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Gabriel Macht, and Meghan Markle.
She was born Abigail Leigh Spencer on the 4th day of August 1981 in Gold Breeze, Florida, the United States. Her father Yancy Bailey Spencer III (1950-2011) was a professional surfer and her mother is Lydia Ann Brown. She has two siblings: younger brother Sterling (born 1986) and an older half-brother, Yancy Bailey IV (born 1973). The actress is the product of mixed ancestry of English, German and part Cherokee.
Spencer’s journey into the world of entertainment began in 1999 when she was cast as Rebecca “Becca” Tyree on ABC soap opera All My Children (1999-2001). After that, she was cast in the lead role as Angela Henson in the short-lived Lifetime Television original series Angela’s Eyes (July-October 2006, 13 episodes). Between her debut role and first major role, she appeared in guest roles on several TV shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Killer Instinct, Gilmore Girls and also starred in films such as Campfire Stories, Truth and Dare, Fathers and Sons, A Coat of Snow, and Hooked.
Since then, she has shown no signs of slowing down as the roles, in turn, kept trickling in. After several minor roles, 2009 saw Spencer showing up on AMC’s Mad Men as a blogging enthusiast, Miss Farrell. She appeared in a recurring role as Dr Erin Jameson in Hawthorne in 2010, then in the lead role on ABC drama pilot Grace in 2011. Following up, she was cast in Suits (2011-2018).
Furthermore, she starred in Rectify (2013-2016) for which she was nominated for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013) and Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2014). She also joined the cast of season 2 of the HBO crime drama series, True Detective (2014) and had a recurring role in Grey’s Anatomy (2017) as Megan Hunt. Her role as Lucy Preston, a history professor in the NBC series Timeless received rave critical reviews.
Spencer’s film credits include In My Sleep (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), This Means War (2012), Chasing Mavericks (2012), The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) – joining James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams on set, This Is Where I Leave You (2014), The Forger (2014) – co-starring John Travolta and Christopher Plummer, H8RZ (2015), The Sweet Life (2016). She was nominated for a Madrid International Film Festival Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the 2014 comedy-drama film, A Beautiful Now.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Abigail Spencer
1. Spencer is a load of talents
Abigail has always been about the arts and performance since she was a little girl. She had her first contact with the public at the age of 4 when she began appearing in local pageants, eventually winning the state title at age 11. Moreover, as a high school student, she was a member of her church’s choir, was an accomplished vocalist, and as an aspiring actress, she also studied drama and dance. Prior to her first professional audition for the role of Rebecca, she starred in a school production of Grease.
Added to all these and her notable career as an actress, Abigail Spencer is also a screenwriter and producer.
2. Her net worth is no child’s play
To call Abigail Spencer successful is no word pun as the actress has made her mark in the industry. She is as well advancing and does not plan on slowing down any time soon. Her earnings could also serve as a testament to how far she has come. Spencer’s net worth has been estimated at $3 million which is expected to keep increasing in the coming years.
3. She is BFF with a royal
Spencer and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shared the screen on the set of Suits. However, the duo has known each other ever before their Suits days. They first met at an audition over a decade ago and have stayed close through the years. The two lovely ladies share more than the screen; they can easily pass as twins, maybe fraternal as they share the same birth date. They were born on the same day, hours apart, in the same year (August 4, 1981).
To give a nod to the special relationship they share, Spencer was invited to and attended Meghan and Prince Harry‘s Royal Wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England on 19 May 2018. She was photographed entering the ceremony alongside Priyanka Chopra and was seated next to the tennis icon Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian.
Besides the Meghan link to royalty, Spencer, being a descendant of the Spencer family is distantly related to Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Henry through her Spencer with a Coat of Arms ancestry.
4. Abigail Spencer has been married once
The Suits actress met her former husband, Andrew Pruett through a mutual friend in 2000s. Pruett, born on February 1, 1980, attended John Brown University and worked at Apple.Inc but is now the co-owner and CEO of an Esports organization, NRG Esports.
After dating for some time, they sealed their relationship with a nuptial in 2004. The duo enjoyed a marital bliss following their wedding and welcomed their son named Roman Allen Pruett, on September 19, 2008. Unfortunately, their love boat was rocked by divorce in February 2012 with an eventual separation in 2013.
Although their “happily ever after” did not happen as they might have anticipated, they have moved on with other partners. Andrew started dating actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth in April 2015 while Abigail got romantically linked to an American actor, Josh Pence since 2012.
5. Her style Is unique
Fashion is indeed a statement, and some people know how to nail it with their chic and timeless styles and fashion senses. Spencer is one of those and her statement resounds even after the event is done. Though her style may be hard to pin down, they are classy and timeless. She loves historic and vintage clothing.
Her apparels cut an amazing sight on her 5’5″ (1.65 m), 115 lbs (52 kg) body frame and 34-24-35 inches body measurements.