What Happened to Abigail Spencer?

Abigail Leigh Spencer is an actress born in 1981.

She started her acting profession as Rebecca Tyree in the soap opera All My Children, which aired from 1999 to 2001.

She later went on to star in Angela’s Eyes in 2006. 

She got recurring roles in Hawthorne, Suits, Mad Men, and Grey’s Anatomy.

She was the main star in Rectify, which aired from 2013 to 2016. 

She acted as Amantha Holden, which made her nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award.

The actress has appeared in many movies like In My Sleep. Cowboys & Aliens, This Means War, Chasing Mavericks, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, This is Where I Leave You, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Many have always wondered what happened to her. 

The actress was famous for her appearance as Dana Scott in Suits, where she appeared for eight seasons. 

She joined the cast mid-way into the first season, where she was introduced as a former classmate of Harvey.

They started a relationship in the initial seasons when she became a partner at Pearson Specter.

Things took a turn when Harvey’s closeness to Mike Ross affected their relationship. 

She made various comebacks as the show progressed, with fans last seeing her in the show in the eighth season.

Fans may remember that she came back to have a court battle with Samantha Wheeler.

Speaking before she reappeared in the eighth season, the actress revealed to Parade, “I’m so honored that [creator] Aaron [Korsh] asked me to come back and that people love Scottie. 

That is my reason for going back and playing her.

“Who knew? Every time I show up, Gabriel [Macht] is like, ‘Hey, favorite team partner.’

“I’m like, ‘Hey, favorite team partner.’ We love working together, and I think the characters are really, really dynamic. It’s a pleasure to go back.”

Aaron Korsh was Unable to Fix Her

In 2018, the show’s creator, Aaron Korsh, stated that they usually call each other every year. 

Their discussions revolved around storylines and schedules to see if she could reappear.

He revealed, “Every year, one of us will call the other one and say, do you want to come in, or she’ll say can I come in, and we’ll figure it out.”

He also confessed that he found it challenging to include her unless her character would get romantically involved with Harvey.

When she failed to reappear in the final season, it was due to this. 

Korsh revealed this since he was unable to fix her in the story.

He said, “It was hard to figure out a way to fit Scottie in seamlessly. So that was more from a storytelling standpoint.

“I would have liked to have gotten her in, but I couldn’t figure out a way to do it.”

She Acted in Rebel

In 2021, the actress got a recurring role in the series Rebel.

The series focused on a blue-collar advocate who had no law degree.

Spencer acted as Misha, a surgeon who shares a painful romantic history with Nate but constantly studies the heart since she feels she may have unintentionally harmed several patients. 

The series was her sixth project with Vernoff. 

They have worked together for more than 15 years.