Darby Stanchfield
2017 Paley Fest LA - Darby Stanchfield 01
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: April 29, 1971
Birth Place: Kodiak, Alaska, United States
Full Name: Darby Leigh Stanchfield
Appearance Information
Portrays: Abby Whelan
First appearance: "Sweet Baby"

Darby Leigh Stanchfield is an American actress who portrays Abby Whelan on ABC's Scandal. She also created and directed Scandal web series Scandal - Gladiator Wanted and the season seven episode The Noise.

Personal Background

The daughter of a commercial fisherman, Stanchfield grew up in a remote fishing village, Dutch Harbor, Alaska (where "The Deadliest Catch" films.) She has a Master of Fine Arts from The American Conservatory Theater.

Career Background

In addition to "Mad Men," her television credits include recurring roles such as Shannon Gibbs, Sgt. Gibbs (Mark Harmon's) first wife, in "NCIS;" 'Meredith aka: the deep fried twinkie" (Nathan Fillion's ex-wife) on "Castle"; and DR. April Green on "Jericho." Other credits include "How I Met Your Mother," "Burn Notice," "CSI: NY," "CSI: Miami," "24," "Bones," "Private Practice," "Nip/Tuck," "Without a Trace," "The Mentalist" and "Monk." Stanchfield was seen in Adrienne Shelley's critically acclaimed "Waitress," opposite Nathan Fillion and Keri Russell, and also co-starred with Josh Duhamel in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Stanchfield has recorded a number of radio plays for NPR, including Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," with Josh Radnor and Justine Bateman, produced by LA Theatre Works. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Scandal - Gladiators Wanted

Main article: Scandal - Gladiator Wanted

Darby Stanchfield created and directed Scandal - Gladiator Wanted a Scandal web series. Gladiators Huck, Quinn, Marcus Walker and Charlie are tasked with finding an intern for Olivia Pope & Associates. All six episodes were released on the Scandal ABC website Thursday January 19, 2017; ahead of the Scandal Season Six premiere.

Scandal Directing Credits

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