PROFILE
Name:
Abby Brammell
Birth Date:
Kentucky, USA
Birth Place:
March 19, 1979
BIOGRAPHY
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The Unit

Background:

Abby Brammell is an American actress of television, film and stage. She is best known for her role as Tiffy Gerhardt on the CBS drama series “The Unit” (2006-2009). Commenting about  the role, she said, “ I like that Tiffy is her own woman. She is not worried about what other people think. As an actor, I look for strong, complex characters that are utterly human, who are taking a journey through their pain, desire, and frustration in order to live a more full and awake life.”

The Kentucky-born, San Antonio, Texas-raised beauty has played recurring roles on “Push, Nevada” (2002), “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2004), “Six Feet Under” (2004) and “The Shield” (2004) as well as has made guest starring appearances in a number of series, including “Crossing Jordan,“The Mentalist” and “Medium,” to name a few. She received rave reviews for her acting in North American premier of Christopher Hampton's play “The Talking Cure” at Los Angeles's Mark Taper Forum.     


Jake La Botz's Ex

Childhood and Family:

 Abby Brammell was born on March 19, 1979, in Kentucky, USA. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1997. Abby graduated from the Drama School at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001. Her mother, Patty Brammell, is a kindergarten teacher at Hidden Forest Elementary, in California.       

On May 27, 2006, Abby was married to actor Jake La Botz. However, they later divorced in 2008.


The Talking Cure

Career:

“I was 12 years old; my dad took me to see a production of “The Phantom of the Opera” in Toronto. I had never felt anything like what I experienced in that dark theater that night. I knew then that I would be an actor. I went home to Texas and signed up for all the drama classes I could take in my middle school and later in high school.” Abby Brammell (talking about when she knew she wanted to be an actor)

Abby Brammell made her television acting debut in 2002 with guest spots on “Glory Days” and “Fastlane,” playing Veronica Roberts and Jade, respectively. Later that same year, she landed her first recurring role on the short lived mystery series “Push, Nevada” (ABC), co-created by Ben Affleck. There she portrayed Darlene Prufrock.

After appearing in “Birds of Prey” (2003, as Claire), Brammell had her next recurring role on UPN's “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2004), playing Persis. The same year, she also made her TV film debut in “Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman,” opposite Christine Lahti, Brian Kerwin and Bryan Brown. Brammell broke into the big screen with a supporting role as Bunny in “Sawtooth” (2004), a thriller/drama film directed by Andreas Kidess. It was followed by a turn opposite Fred Savage, Amy Adams and Steven Pasquale in Jonathan Segal's comedy “The Last Run” (2004).

In 2005, Brammell played recurring roles on the FX hit but now defunct crime/drama series  “The Shield” (4 episodes, as Sara Frazier) and the HBO black comedy series “Six Feet Under” (4 episodes, as Kirsten). Besides, she appeared as Marcie Holloman in an episode of “Crossing Jordan” called “Judgement Day.”     

Eventually, Brammell gained her first series regular on the action/drama series “The Unit,” opposite Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Scott Foley, Robert Patrick, Audrey Marie Anderson and Max Martini. Playing Tiffy Gerhardt, the wife of Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt who was having an affair with her husband's commanding officer when Gerhardt was on assignment and at one time was physically abused,  she remained with the show throughout its entire four season run on CBS from March 7, 2006, to May 10, 2009.   

In 2009, Brammell had a supporting role on the multiple award winning drama film “Like Dandelion Dust,” directed by Jon Gunn. After “The Unit” ended, she went on to appear in episodes of “The Mentalist” (2009, as Diamond), “Medium” (2009, as Dana Carlow), “Lie to Me” (2009, as Poppy Wells), “Castle” (2010, as Carol Thornton), “NCIS” (2010, as Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2011, Debra), “Chase” (2011) and “Criminal Minds” (2011, as Pam). She returned to films with a small part as Shiva the yoga teacher in Kat Cairo's comedy “L!fe Happens” (2011). Prior to that, she starred in the 2010 short “No Place, CA.”   

Recently, in 2012, Brammell co-starred opposite Marguerite Moreau, Richard Ruccolo in the made for television film “Playdate” and played Donna, The X-Wife on the TV series “Blind Justice 3D.”  

On the stage, Brammell enjoyed positive reviews for her performance in North American premier of Christopher Hampton's “The Talking Cure” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.


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