Who is Abigail Hawk?
Abigail Diane Gustafson was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 4 May 1985 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film producer and director, with close to 30 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Detective Abigail Baker, one of the lead characters in the mystery crime series “Blue Bloods”, created by Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green, and which also stars Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan. The series has been airing since 2010, it follows a family of police officers from New York City, and has won four of the 21 awards for which it’s been nominated, including a 2013 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Co-ordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie (Cort Hessler).
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Early life and education
Abigail spent the first couple of years of her life in Chicago, where she was raised by her parents Diane and Robert Gustafson; not a lot is known about them as Abigail respects their privacy, but it’s speculated that her father was a doctor, and her mother an attorney. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, Abigail’s believed to be an only child.
The family moved to Sandy Springs, Georgia when Abigail was five, and she started to practice acting while attending a local elementary school. Abigail was 10 years old when she made her debut TV series appearance, starring alongside John Aaron Bennett and Blake Heron in all 14 episodes of the 1995 science fiction “Reality Check”.
Following this, Abigail chose to focus on her education, and didn’t appear in any movies or TV series for the following 12 years. She matriculated from North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences in 2003, and then enrolled at University of Maryland, College Park, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 2007.
Roles in movies
Abigail made her debut film appearance in the critically acclaimed 2007 historical fantasy drama “Across the Universe”, written and directed by Julie Taymor, and which starred Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson. It follows a poor artist from Liverpool, England who’s fallen in love with an American girl from a wealthy family – the movie won two of the 21 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design (Albert Wolsky).
A couple of Abigail’s following roles were in the 2008 romantic drama “The Unidentified”, the 2010 short fantasy horror “The Tragedy of Maria Macabre”, and the 2016 comedy drama “Almost Paris”.
The year 2016 also saw Abigail star as Riley Thomas in the romantic comedy “A Christmas in Vermont”, directed by Fred Olen Ray, and which also starred Chevy Chase and David O’Donnell. It follows a company executive who’s been tasked with pushing a small town clothing manufacturer out of business.
Three of Abigail’s most recent film roles have all been in 2021, in the action thriller “Assault on VA-33”, the thriller “The Wrong Path”, and the romantic drama “The Maltese Holiday”. She’s currently shooting for six upcoming movies, including “Regarding Veronica” and “Big Enzo’s Wedding”.
Roles in TV series
Abigail played Jenny Avery in the 2011 episode “Talking Heads” of the crime comedy drama “Body of Proof”, then appeared in the 2012 “The Quarantine Episode” of the comedy “Are We There Yet?”, and the 2015 episode “Red Velvet If You Please” of the comedy “The Jim Gaffigan Show”.
She’s appeared in only two other TV series – Abigail played Maggie Householder in the 2018 episode “The Undiscovered Country” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and in 2020, she portrayed the supporting character Melissa in the comedy “Bromance”, created by Greg Contaldi, who also starred in it, alongside Greg Contaldi and Pat Swearingen. It follows the lives of three best friends Charlie, Eddie and Jude, and the series won two of the five awards for which it was nominated.
As of mid-2022, Abigail’s shooting for the upcoming mini-series “Couple of Guys – Quarantine Edition – Va Va Va Zoom”.
She directed six episodes of the 2015 comedy series “The Peter Austin Noto Show”.
Abigail contributed to the making of the 2018 video game “Red Dead Redemption II” (additional motion picture).
She’s the producer of the upcoming movie “Daruma”.
Abigail’s made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “The Peter Austin Noto Show”, “Noches con Platanito” and “CFF Talks TV SERIES”.
Awards and nominations
Abigail’s won one of the four awards for which she’s been nominated: a 2020 Los Angeles Film Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the historical drama “Distemper”.
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Husband and children
Even though Abigail prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, it’s still known that she’s today a married woman and a mother of two. She married her long-term boyfriend Bryan Spies on 25 April 2009, in a small, private ceremony attended by some of their closest friends and family members; Bryan was born on 6 April sometime in the ‘70s, and is a New York City Fire Department paramedic.
Abigail and Bryan are keeping their two sons away from the media’s attention; she’s uploaded only a couple of pictures featuring them onto her Instagram account.
She hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of July 2022, Abigail’s married to Bryan Spies, and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
Abigail works out on a daily basis, whether if it’s having a session at the gym, practicing yoga or going for a run, and she’s also following a strict diet, avoiding sweets and fast food.
She’s a dog-lover, and has featured her dog in a couple of her Instagram pictures; Abigail’s quite active on the network, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her over 50,000 followers, while she’s uploaded more than 1,000 pictures.
She loves nature, and enjoys spending her spare time near bodies of water, or high up in the mountains.
Abigail has her own favorite actor and actress, Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies are “Leon: The Professional”, “V for Vendetta” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
Age, height and net worth
Abigail’s age is 37. She has medium long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m), and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of July 2022, Abigail’s net worth’s been estimated at over $800,000.