Abigail Spencer is one of those actresses who know how to give a punch to every character they portray, whether on the big or the small screen. Here are some interesting facts about the American actress.
Who Is Abigail Spencer?
Abigail Spencer is a modern actress who fell in love with the screen as a young girl. Since then she has developed into an extraordinary actress who has a wealth of works to show for herself. Her remarkable works include her role as Dana “Scottie” Scott in the USA Network legal drama Suits alongside Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Gabriel Macht, and Meghan Markle.
She was born on August 4, 1981, in Gold Breeze, Florida, USA, as Abigail Leigh Spencer. Her father Yancy Bailey Spencer III (1950-2011) was a professional surfer, her mother is Lydia Ann Brown. She has two siblings: the younger brother Sterling (born 1986) and an older half-brother, Yancy Bailey IV (born 1973). The actress is the product of a mixed pedigree of English, German, and partly Cherokee.
Spencer’s journey into the world of entertainment began in 1999 when she was cast as Rebecca “Becca” Tyree in the ABC soap opera All My Children (1999-2001). She was then cast as Angela Henson in the short-lived Lifetime Television original series Angela’s Eyes (July-October 2006, 13 episodes). Between her debut role and her first leading role, she appeared as a guest star on several television 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 have been coming back to her. After several smaller roles, Spencer appeared in 2009 in AMC’s Mad Men as blogging enthusiast Miss Farrell. She appeared in a recurring role as Dr. Erin Jameson in Hawthorne in 2010 and then starred in ABC drama pilot Grace in 2011. She was subsequently cast in Suits (2011-2018).
She also starred in Rectify (2013-2016), for which she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013) and the Satellite Award for Best Actress – TV Series Drama (2014). She also starred in the cast of the second season of the HBO crime 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 on the NBC series Timeless, received rave reviews.
Spencer’s films 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) – starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams on set, This Is Where I Leave You (2014), The Forger (2014) – starring John Travolta and Christopher Plummer, H8RZ (2015), The Sweet Life (2016). For her role in the comedy-drama film A Beautiful Now (2014), she was nominated for the Madrid International Film Festival Award in the category of Best Actress.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Abigail Spencer
1. Spencer is a load of talents
Abigail has always been about art and performance since she was a little girl. Her first contact with the public was at the age of 4 when she started performing in local beauty contests and finally won the state title at the age of 11. In addition, as a high school student she was a member of the choir of her church, was an accomplished singer, and as an aspiring actress, she also studied acting and dance. Before her first professional audition for the role of Rebecca, she played the lead in a school production of Grease.
In addition to all this and her remarkable career as an actress, Abigail Spencer is also a screenwriter and producer.
2. Her net worth is no child’s play
To describe Abigail Spencer as successful is no pun because the actress has made a name for herself in the industry. She is also on the rise and has no plans to slow down in the near future. Her merits could also serve as proof of how far she has come. Spencer’s net worth has been estimated at $3 million and is expected to continue to grow 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 knew each other before their time in the suits. They first met at an audition over a decade ago and have remained close over the years. The two lovely ladies share more than just the screen; they can easily pass for twins, perhaps even siblings since they have the same date of birth. They were born on the same day, hours apart, in the same year (August 4, 1981).
To honor the special relationship between the two, Spencer was invited and attended the royal wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, on May 19, 2018. She was photographed at the ceremony along with Priyanka Chopra and sat next to tennis star Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian.
Apart from Meghan’s connection to the royal family, Spencer is distantly related to Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince Henry as a descendant of the Spencer family through her descent from Spencer with coats of arms with Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince Henry.
4. Abigail Spencer has been married once
The Suits actress met her former husband Andrew Pruett through a mutual friend in the 2000s. Pruett, born on February 1, 1980, attended John Brown University and worked at Apple Inc. but is now co-owner and managing director of an Esport organization, NRG Esports.
After spending some time together, they sealed their relationship with a wedding in 2004. The duo enjoyed marital bliss after their wedding and welcomed their son Roman Allen Pruett on September 19, 2008. Unfortunately, their love boat was rocked by the divorce in February 2012, with a possible separation in 2013.
Although their “happily ever after” did not go as they might have expected, they moved on with other partners. Andrew began dating actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth in April 2015, while Abigail began a love affair with American actor Josh Pence in 2012.
5. Her style Is unique
Fashion is indeed a statement, and some people know how to make it with their chic and timeless styles and fashion sense. Spencer is one of them, and her statement will still ring out after the event. Even though their style may be hard to pin down, they are stylish and timeless. She loves historical and vintage clothing.
Her clothing offers an amazing sight on her 1.65 m (5’5″), 52 kg (115 lbs) body frame, and 34-24-35 inch girth.