bio

 

Abby Lee was born and raised an actress, in the burbs of Chicago, where she attended the highly regarded performing arts department at New Trier High School and Interlochen Arts Camp during the summer. 

Abby has continued to study extensively over the years. She received her B.A. in acting from Ohio Wesleyan University, under Elane Denny, and upon graduation received the Wesleyan Players award for her dedicated and consistent work throughout the four years (an award which she shared with Timothy Moloi: award-winning song artist in South Africa). Abby also attended the National Theatre Conservatory summer intensive program at the Denver Center wherein she studied with the brilliant, and changeling actor, Larry Hecht. Having been inspired by this experience, Abby furthered her education in New York at The William Esper Studio 2-year Meisner program and was taught by Bill Esper, himself. Abby also studied in New York with Seth Barrish at The Barrow Group. Abby continued in Chicago at The Acting Studio with The Goodman's Adam Belcuore, A Red Orchid's Shade Murray, Henry Wishcamper and Derrick Sanders . Abby is currently earning her Master's of Fine Arts degree in acting from Indiana University and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and The Screen Actor's Guild.

Abby has played diverse roles. Some of her personal favorites include: Susan in Wait Until Dark, Nell Gwyn in Or, Sally in Talley╩╝s Folly, Hedda in Hedda Gabler, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Maria in West Side Story, and Corrie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park. Abby also had the opportunity to originate the role of Zoe in the world premier of Car Talk at Stageworks in Hudson, NY then was invited to direct the next show of their season. Abby has also played in the downtown NYC theatre scene in new plays such as The Rubber Room (directed by Matt Shepard), I Had Fun But Drank Way Too Much (by, Nicole Pandolfo) and The Intervention, as part of the Sticky series. Film/Television credits include Chicago P.D.,  Confessions of a Shopaholic, 21 and a Wakeup with Faye Dunaway, Year for SilkSpexy and the indie short, Triptych.

Please take a moment to enjoy pictures and reviews of her work on the next page!