Abby Miller

Abby Miller

Place Of BirthClay Center, Nebraska, United States
Zodiac Sign
Professions Singer , Actress
Nickname Abby
Full Name Abigail Miller

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height168 CM
5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Weight52 KG
115 lbs
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Athletic
Hair type Long
Family Information
Sister In-Law Trisha
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Alma MaterUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriend Chris
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Girl(2006)
Years Active 2005-
Debut (TV) Gilmore Girls(2005)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesRunning
volleyball
Softball
Wrestling
Baseball
Bowling
Soccer
Archery
Yoga
Travelling
Cycling
swimming
Mountain Biking
Boxing
Cooking
Writing
basketball
Snowboarding
Roller Skating
Ice skating
Ice Hockey
surfing
Favorite Food Fish (over Poultry)
Favorite Sportsbasketball , Ice Hockey , Baseball , Football
Favorite Directors Coen Brothers
Quentin Tarantino
Wes Anderson
Woody Allen
Mike Mills
Favorite DrinksWhiskey
Wine
Favorite TV shows Getting On
The Sinner
Fleabag
Favorite Beverage Coffee
Favorite Restaurants Mustard Seed (Los Feliz)
Frank’s Diner (valley)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileAbby Miller Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileAbby Miller Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteAbby Miller Official Website
Instagram ProfileAbby Miller Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelAbby Miller YouTube Channel
BlogAbby Miller Blog
Contact
Contacts (Email)abby@abbymiller.me
info@LexiconPublicRelations.com (Publicist)
Contacts(Phone)(323) 939-1188 (Talent Agent- Amsel , Elsenstadt & Frazier)
(310) 289-9157 (McGowan Management)
Talent Agents McGowan Management
Amsel , Elsenstadt & Frazier
Publicist Steve Rohr (Lexicon Public Relations)
More Information
Friends Summer
Alexandra Kyle
Jen Trani (collaborator)
Celebrity Crush Jenny Lewis
Instruments Harmonica
guitar
Trumpet

Biography

Abby Miller is an American TV & movie actress, writer, producer. Abby is most known for playing Ellen May in FX series Justified (2011-2015).

Some of the popular roles she has appeared in are Caitlin Sullivan in The Sinner (2017), Dorothy in Mad Men (2010), Emily Greenstreet in The Magicians  (2016-2018), Mary Brunner in "Aquarius" among others.

She has recently appeared in Crime mystery series "Home Before Dark" as Bridget Jensen.

Childhood- Family

Abigail Miller was born in Clay Center, Nebraska, United States. Clay Center is a small town with 800 people and no stoplight.

Her father was a professor in the college of education.

Education

  • Graduation: She is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Study in London: Abby studied theater arts in London before coming back to USA to seek a career in acting. She was also trained in Improv.

Abby moved to Los Angeles in 2003 after her graduation from UNL. She had previously planned to go to New York but convinced otherwise by a friend she met at a workshop.

 

Trivia & Facts

  • She would get jittery preparing for auditions, to calm herself she started writing poems, on the advice of a friend she found guitarist Jen Trani and they started jamming together.
  • Standup comedy: She tried humor when she was in London at the Kings head.
  • Running: She has run at Marathons.
  • Cycling: she is cycling enthusiast, she has done mountain biking.
  • Dancing: She is into Hip hop, Swing and tap dancing.
  • Accents: She is good at using British, Irish, American (Midwest, New York, Southern), Scottish accents.
  • She is sometimes compared with Brittney Murphy for facial resemblance.
  • Commercials: She has appeared in numerous commercials including the
    • State Farm Insurance
    • Cars.com
    • AT&T TV
    • Dunkin' Donuts
    • Firestone
    • Sleep Number, Bai.
  • If she was not an actor or musician she would have liked to be a writer.

 

Activism

  • She opposed the Muslim Ban (ban on immigration from certain countries) proposed by the Trump Government.

 

Pet Lover

  • Animal Lover: She spends her free time raising awareness about better treatment of animals.
  • She loves pets, she has a dog at home named Pirate and a cat. She helps rescue and adopt animals like dogs, cats, rabbits. She sometimes collaborates with Beagle Freedom Project.

 

Jen & Abby

Abby Miller along with her friend Jen Trani formed a folk-pop musical band in April 2005 and has toured the United States. It is based in Hotel Café, Los Angeles. Jen Trani is a guitarist.

She had previously appeared in musicals and had always liked singing at Karaoke. But hadn't tried her hand at the music before this.

Abby had put an ad for a guitarist, Jen Tran was the only one who answered it, the two met and started writing songs within the first two days of the meeting, the two played their first song in the first month itself, at a coffee shop in Studio City.

The band released their first CD "Cannot Rearrange" in December 2008. Actor Ryan Gosling was one of the guests at the releasing event.

Jen Trani and Abby Miller

[Jen Trani and Abby Miller]

 

Questions and answers

  • What would be the name for her alter ego?
    • Marlena [3]
  • Who is she most star-struck about?
    • Jenny Lewis [3]
  • What does she prefer? Poultry or fish?
    • Fish [3]
  •  

 

Career

 

Justified(2011-2015)

In the FX western crime series Developed by Graham Yost on Elmore Leonard's short stories, Abby has appeared Ellen May, a not so bright prostitute who works at Audrey's in seasons 2,3,4,6. 

Abby appears in about 16 episodes of the series. 

Timothy Olyphant (as Raylan Givens), Nick Searcy (as Art Mullen), Joelle Carter (Ava Crowder), Jacob Pitts (Tim Gutterson) appear in the main roles.

 

Caper (2014-)

In the comedy series "Caper" created by Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore, Abby played the lead role "Penny Blue". Beth Riesgraf appears as Alexia, Hartley Sawyer as Dagr, Harry Shum Jr. as  Luke, Yuri Lowenthal as Blake Anders.

The plot is about four crime-fighting superheroes who are forced to live in a rented apartment together so that they can save rent, they are struggling in life without steady pay, they are called deadbeats everyone. Unlike the millionaire Playboys who just dress up and pose to be crime fighters, these are actually crime fighters who are now forced to do a victimless heist in order to support their livelihood.

The superheroes in their attempt to make easy money, discover that it is not that easy to actually be a villain.

The series won Best Ensemble Cast award at the HollyWeb Festival, Best Writing in a Comedy award at the IAWTV Awards, Best Action-Adventure Series award at the Vancouver Web Fest among other nominations and wins.

 

The Sinner(2017)

In the anthology crime series "The Sinner" based on Petra Hammesfahr's "The Sinner", Abby plays the role of a police sergeant Caitlin Sullivan.

She appears in 8 episodes of the series (season 1). 

 

Home Before Dark

Abby has appeared as in the main role of  Bridget Jensen in the crime mystery drama "Home Before Dark" created by Dana Fox and Dara Resnik for Apple TV+.

The story revolves around the uncovering of an unsolved case in a small lakeside town by a young girl visiting from the city.

Jim Sturgess plays Matthew Lisko, Brooklynn Prince plays his daughter and the lead character, Hilde Lisko. Louis Herthum (as Frank Briggs Sr.), Kiefer O'Reilly (as Richie Fife), Michael Weston (as Frank Briggs Jr.) also appear in main roles.

 

Abby Miller

[Abby Miller]

 

Filmography

 

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2018 Vicarious Carol TV Movie
2017 The Fuzz
Jo Flo
 
2014 Swelter Peaches  
2013 Untitled Bounty Hunter Project Halle TV Movie
2013 Speak Now Ella  
2013 It's Not You, It's Me Tracy  
2013 Feeding Mr. Baldwin Katie  
2012 Congratulations
Bridget Gardener
Also the writer and producer
2012 Fuzz Track City Jo  
2010 One Too Many Mornings Henry  
2006 The Girl Jasmine  

 

TV Series

Year TV Series Character Notes
2020 Home Before Dark Bridget Jensen 10 episodes
2018 Imposters Charlotte Episodes: "The World Needs Heroes. Over.", "Phase Two Sucks"
2018 Station 19 Lynn Episode: "Shock to the System"
2016-2018 The Magicians Emily Greenstreet 3 episodes
2017 The Sinner Caitlin Sullivan 8 episodes
2017 Snowfall Kindly Basehead Episode: "Cracking"
2015-2016 Aquarius Mary Brunner 6 episodes
2016 The Real O'Neals Ms. Hanson Episode: "The Real Wedding"
2016 The Catch Gwen Ericsson Episodes: "The Princess and the I.P."
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Libby Parker Episode: "Forty-One Witnesses"
2015 Proof Jane Doe Episode: "Memento Vivere"
2015 Aquarius: The Summer of Love Mary 4 episodes
2015 Grey's Anatomy Kate Shaw Episode: "One Flight Down"
2011-2015 Justified Ellen May 16 episodes
2014 Caper Penny Blue 9 episodes
2013 Film Pigs Assistant Episode: "The One Year Anniversary Spectacular, Part One"
2012 The Booth at the End Theresa 5 Episodes
2011 Private Practice Simone Parker Episode: "Heaven Can Wait"
2010 Mad Men Dorothy Episode: "The Rejected"
2009 In the Motherhood Abby Episode: "Vacation"
2008 Cavemen Pendleton Sister Episode: "Andy, the Stand-Up"
2006-2007 The Nine Jenine Episodes: "Confessions", "Heroes Welcome", "Pilot"
2007 Veronica Mars Female Caller Episode: "Debasement Tapes"
2005 Gilmore Girls Girl Episode: "Women of Questionable Morals"

 

Short movies

Year Short movie Character Notes
2019 Anxiety's Wilma Therapist  
2019 The Jump Colleen  
2017 Teddy Bears Picnic Marie  
2015 Certifiable
Lottie Phinlay
Also the writer
2015 Love & a Lug Wrench Allison  
2014 The Crop Waitress  
2014 Exposure Candice  
2012 Voodoo the Right Thing Tara  
2011 Be Still My Dear Co-worker Also in the musical department
2008 The Break Up   as writer and producer
2007 The Rose and Red Balloon    
2007 The Big Production Ivy  
2007 Magnus, Inc.
Yeni Abramowitzelberg
 

 

Theatre

Year Play Character Notes
  Nebraskoblivion    
  Hamlet    
  The shape of things    
  Hurlyburly    
  Robert Zucco    
  Miracle Worker    
  The Sound of Music   Location: community center, Clay Center, Nebraska
  The Wizard of Oz  

Location: community center, Clay Center, Nebraska

She auditioned for the role when she was 12 years old

 

Quotes

  • I grew up on Clue and Flash Dance
  • Life is too short people. Live it all to the fullest.
  • The new voice of the google map app sounds like she is from Fargo. Am I crazy or do you hear it too?
  • Make good art, make good art, just keep making good art.
  • Dogs are the jam
  • My right armpit always smells worse than my left.
  • I spent my entire childhood in a tiny town I had always known I wanted to be in a city
  • I loved my time in Clay Center and I loved my time in Lincoln, But I always wanted to be in a big city.[2]
  • I’ve always been a performer since I was a kid [2]
  • Community is so important, but I think getting away from it is such a good thing to do [4]

 

References

  1. Abby Miller wiki
  2. Abby Miller- Journal star interview
  3. Betcrave interview archive copy
  4. College magazine interview
  5.  

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