Congratulations to Abigail Spencer!
LA Femme 2015 New Establishment Award
A talented actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.
Spencer had roles in two of summer 2015âs most gripping TV dramas. She played âGena Bruneâ in the second season of HBOâs, âTrue Detective;â and continued her starring role as âAmantha Holdenâ in season three of the Sundance Channelâs Peabody Award winning show âRectify.â It was also recently announced that âRectifyâ has been renewed for a fourth season premiering in 2016. Spencer’s portrayal of âAmantha Holdenâ garnered rave reviews and a Critics Choice Television Award nomination in the category of “Best Supporting Actress in a Dramaâ in 2013. The show has also been nominated for a Television Critics Association Award in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-series and Specials.â The series follows a man who must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.
Previous television credits include multi-episode arcs on the USA hit series âSuits,â AMCâs âMad Men,â Adult Swim’s âChildren’s Hospitalâ and âNTSF:SVU;â as well as E!âs cult comedy âBurning Love,â a scripted comedy-web spoof on the television shows, “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,â among others.
Following the success of her 2013 short film she produced & starred in âHere and Nowâ (which was selected by Ron Howard as the winner of Canon’s âProject Imaginationâ film contest), Spencer is reteaming with Student Oscar winning director Julian Higgins & partners Josh Pence and Justin Allen for the film, âWinter Lightâ; produced under her Innerlight Films umbrella she co-runs with âAnomolisaâ director Duke Johnson. “Winter Lightâ is a modern-day revisionist Western set against the sweeping backdrop of the snow-covered Montana wilderness. Spencer has also co-written a TV pilot script, âTeach,â that is on the coveted 2015 WriteHer list.
Spencer recently wrapped production on the indie drama, âThe Sweet Life,â starring opposite Chris Messina. She also stars in the indie film, âA Beautiful Now,â which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2015. The film tells the story of a passionate dancer who finds herself mulling over an extreme act when she reaches a crossroads in her life. Her other big screen credits include: âThe Forger;â âOz, the Great and Powerful;â âThis Is Where I Leave You;â âChasing Mavericks;â âKilimanjaro;’ âThe Haunting in Connecticut 2;â âThis Means Warâ and âCowboys and Aliens.â
Spencer spent many summers studying under mentor, Ann Reinking, at the Broadway Theatre Project. She was later accepted into Carnegie Mellon University.
Spencer is from Gulf Breeze Florida, where she spent her youth surfing with her family.