actress and model in Chicago, Illinois
Abigail Michelle is a professional actress and model, working in the areas of commercials, theater, commercial print, beauty, fashion, parts, and hosting. The eldest daughter of Philippine-born parents, Abigail attributes her perseverance and strong work ethic to her mother and father.
Already a performer in the first grade, Abigail started singing, dancing, and playing piano in front of audiences. However, it was in high school where Abigail first discovered her love for acting. As an active member of her high school speech team, she competed in dramatic interpretation, duo interpretation, and improvisation while winning awards and garnering recognition at the state level. Since then, Abigail still enjoys remaining active in community theater.
Career highlights consist of a national ad shoots for Coca-Cola and McDonald's, global ad campaigns for Office Max and General Electric, print and commercial campaign for Belterra Casino, commercial features for Amita Health and Baptist Health, covers and editorials for "Wedding Day" and Indiana Tourism magazines, cover for "Time Out Chicago," and multiple page spreads in "Wedding Essentials" and "Model Venture" magazines. Abigail also has appeared in a national ad campaign shoot for the appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg, an Eli Lilly & Co. training video series, commercials for NBC, The North Face, St. Vincent Hospital, and North Shore University Health, and features in numerous print and online publications. Abigail has also made appearances in the motion picture "Contagion" and television prime time favorites "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Deal or No Deal."
Accomplished as she is charming, Abigail has earned a degree in biochemical engineering, an MBA with a concentration in finance, and membership into Mensa, the international high IQ society.
As a philanthropist, Abigail dedicates her time regularly as a volunteer for a local shelter for victims and children of domestic violence and sexual assault. Each year, Abigail participates in the local production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" to benefit victims of domestic violence. In her spare time, Abigail practices strength training, Zumba, and Bikram Yoga.
Abigail currently resides in Chicago metropolitan area with her rescued bunny named Lucy.