A talented actress making a name for herself with each new project on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most in demand actors.
Abigail Spencer starred opposite Jon Hamm on Season 3 of AMC’s award winning and critically acclaimed original series Mad Men as Don Draper’s love interest, Suzanne Farrell or "The Teacher."
Spencer stars alongside Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell in Jon Favreau’s action sci-fi thriller, Cowboys and Aliens, as Alice, Jake Lonergan's (Daniel Craig) driving force that propels his journey through the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way. Following, Spencer will be seen in This Means War with Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine. The film follows two lifelong best friends as they wage an epic battle against one another after they both fall in love with the same woman. Also set for release in 2011 for Spencer is The Haunting in Georgia opposite Chad Michael Murray and Katee Sackhoff, a thriller set in the rural South where a young family is terrorized by supernatural entities in their home. And in most recent news Abigail has just been added to the Disney movie OZ:The Great and Powerful, the Sam Raimi-directed prequel to the Wizard of Oz starring James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams.
After becoming a regular on the daytime soap opera All My Children (Best Newcomer of the Year - Soap Awards) for two years, Spencer was cast as the lead in several pilots, most notably Grace, the Krista Vernoff/Carrie Ann Inaba "King Lear in the Dance World" show choreographed by the great Mia Michaels and Introducing Lennie Rose for ABC helmed by Ken Olin and Krista Vernoff (Brothers and Sisters/Grey's Anatomy), and Backyards and Bullets for NBC (Charles McDougall, Jamie Tarses, Ed Decter and John Strauss). She can be seen on How to Be a Gentleman/ CBS this season. She has also appeared in television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones, My Boys, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, Gilmore Girls, Castle, and the series Angela's Eyes as Angela, Spencer also starred in the two-hour crossover event of Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice where she played Rachel, a young woman deep in the throes of postpartum depression.
Spencer spent many of her summers studying song and dance under her mentor, Ann Reinking, at the Broadway Theatre Project, where she learned the art of storytelling. She was also later accepted into Carnegie Mellon University. Spencer is from Gulf Breeze, Florida, where she spent her youth surfing with her professional surfing father, legend Yancy Spencer III, and brothers Sterling and Yancy and learning voice and music under her folk-singing mother Lydia.
Abigail has parlayed her storytelling to writing most recently selling a scripted drama pilot to ABC Family, and has two features she's currently writing, one in production and one in development.