Abigail Spencer is Best Known For She is best known for Hollywood films like Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and This Is Where I Leave You (2014).
She is also known for TV series Angela’s Eyes (2006-Present), Mad Men (2009), Hawthorne (2009-2011), Suits (2011) and Rectify (2013).
Born Name Abigail Leigh Spencer
Nick Name Abigail Spencer, Spencer, Abby
Years active 1999–present
Age: 36 years and 11 months
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Measurements 34-24-35 in or 87-61-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
Abigail Spencer attended Gulf Breeze High School.
Father – Late Yancy Spencer III (Surfer from Pensacola, Florida)
Mother – Lydia Ann (Brown; Homemaker)
Siblings – Yancy Spencer IV (Elder Brother), Sterling Spencer (Younger Brother; Surfer)
Abigail Spencer is attached to Untitled Entertainment (Talent Management Company) of Beverly Hills.
Abigail Spencer has appeared in Old Navy Clothing in 2005 and Twix in 2008.
Banana body shape
The Floridian began her career on the ABC daytime television soap opera All My Children, playing Rebecca Tyree from 1999 to 2001, before going on to star in the short-lived Lifetime crime drama series Angela’s Eyes (2006).
Spencer has appeared in films such as 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), and This Is Where I Leave You (2014). On television, she has had recurring roles on Mad Men, Hawthorne, and Suits. From 2013 to 2016, Spencer starred as Amantha Holden in the SundanceTV drama series Rectify, for which she received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination. In 2016, Spencer began playing the leading role of history professor Lucy Preston in the NBC series Timeless.
Spencer was born and raised in Gulf Breeze, Florida, the daughter of Lydia Ann (Brown) and surfer Yancy Spencer III (1950-2011). She has two brothers, Yancy Spencer IV (born c. 1973) and Sterling Spencer (born c. 1986).
Spencer has stated that she is part Cherokee.
Spencer’s first major acting role was playing Rebecca “Becca” Tyree on ABC soap opera All My Children from June 3, 1999, to April 10, 2001. She later starred in Lifetime Television original series Angela’s Eyes, which was cancelled on December 1, 2006. In the following years she began playing guest roles on television series, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Private Practice and Castle.
Spencer played the role of a blogging enthusiast in Twix advertisements, and portrayed Miss Farrell, a love interest of Don Draper’s, on AMC’s Mad Men in 2009. In early 2011, she landed the lead role on ABC drama pilot Grace by Krista Vernoff. Spencer had previously played the title character in another Krista Vernoff drama pilot, Introducing Lennie Rose, in 2005. Spencer appeared in a recurring role as Dr. Erin Jameson on the TNT series Hawthorne in 2010, and since 2011 has had a recurring role as Dana “Scottie” Scott, Gabriel Macht’s character’s old rival, on the USA Network legal drama Suits.
Spencer has appeared in several films, including In My Sleep (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), This Means War (2012), and Chasing Mavericks (2012), and she played the lead role in The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013). She appeared in fantasy adventure film Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, in 2013.
As of 2013, Spencer has starred as Amantha Holden in the Sundance Channel original drama series Rectify. She was nominated for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance in the series.
Spencer played the lead role in the indie drama A Beautiful Now, written by Daniela Amavia, about a passionate dancer who finds herself considering an extreme act when she reaches a crossroads in her life. She was nominated for a Madrid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in film. In 2014, Spencer appeared opposite Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You, an ensemble comedy directed by Shawn Levy, and starred with John Travolta and Christopher Plummer in The Forger.
In October 2014, Spencer joined the cast of the second season of HBO crime drama series, True Detective.
In 2016, Spencer was cast as lead character Lucy Preston in the NBC series Timeless, where she plays a history professor sent on time travel missions to different eras in an effort to prevent others from disrupting the U.S.-related timestream. A review of the series in Variety called Spencer “prodigiously talented” and that she played “a character whose major personality traits are ‘smart’ and ‘plucky.'” A review in Deadline.com said that the show was a waste of Spencer’s talents. The New York Times wrote that “Abigail Spencer is good as Lucy, the spunky historian who is the show’s central character.” Timeless was renewed by NBC on May 12, 2017. The network had cancelled the series days earlier, but reversed the decision.
Spencer married Andrew Pruett in 2004 and filed for divorce in February 2012.
She first appeared as Melissa in 2001 release Campfire Stories.
First TV Show
Abigail appeared as Rebecca ‘Becca’ Tyree in the TV series All My Children during 1999-2001 and bagged the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer in 2000.
After giving birth to her son in 2008, Abigail Spencer changed her daily routine and added two distinctive changes to keep herself fit and flexible. She has taken Pilates training under Jessica McTighe, who is known for training high-profile personalities in L.A. Abigail Spencer has reportedly lost about 40 lbs of weight since her pregnancy days through Pilates training alone.
She has also stopped drinking coffee and substituted the same with Steaz tea. She has strictly discarded unnatural sugar and other ingredients from her diet to remain fit.
Abigail Spencer Favorite Things
Make-up kit – Eyelash Curler by Shu Uemura, Tanning Essentials Gradual Tan Plus Firming by St. Tropez, Bronzer and Blush by Benefit, Koh Gen Do Lipsticks and Foundation, Concealer by Prescriptives, Texturizing Spray by Oribe.
Pants – Heidi Merrick vegan leather pants, Mother and Genetic Jeans
Apparel Label – Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Alternative Apparel, Ed Hardy
Undergarments – Calvin Klein
Sunscreen – Tinted Vertra
Boot – Isabel Marant
Serums – Vbeaute
Dress – Pristine 1968 Oscar de la Renta brocade gown
Abigail shares her birthday with Suits co-star Meghan Markle.
Spencer’s father Yancy Bailey Spencer III was was known as the father of Gulf Coast surfing.
She has been nominated for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her performance in the TV Series Rectify.
Her performance as Romy in 2014 release Beautiful Now has been nominated for Madrid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.