• Sunny Mabrey is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, and former model
• She is best known for her part in "Hillbilly Elegy"
• She has appeared in over 60 movies and TV series
• She is currently working on "A Unicorn for Christmas", "The Stenographer", and "Haint Blue"
• Her estimated net worth is over $3 million
Who is Sunny Mabrey?
American actress, screenwriter, producer and former model Sunny Mabrey, was born in Gadsden, Alabama USA, on 28 November 1975, making her zodiac sign Sagittarius. She’s had roles in over 60 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing of Bonnie in the 2020 drama movie “Hillbilly Elegy”, directed by Ron Howard, and which starred Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso. It follows a Yale student who has to return to his hometown in Ohio because of family issues; the movie won five of its 40 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Glenn Close) and Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling.
Sunny’s still today highly active in the film industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming movies “A Unicorn for Christmas”, “The Stenographer” and “Haint Blue”.
Education and early life
Sunny and her sister were raised in Gadsden by their father Larry Mabrey and mother Estra Reynolds; not a lot about Larry and Estra is known, because Sunny respects their privacy, but it’s believed that Estra was a real estate agent, and Larry an attorney.
Sunny studied at Southside High School, and was mostly interested in dancing and playing instruments during her four years there; she was a majorette, and played the clarinet in the Panther Band.
She matriculated in 1994 and in the same year became a fashion model, but still chose to continue her education, enrolling at Gadsden State Community College. She eventually switched to the University of Mobile, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1998.
She then launched her acting career, as well as continued modelling, and Sunny was signed to an agency in both Miami, Florida and Paris, France.
Roles in TV series
Sunny’s debut TV series role was her playing of Inga in the 1998 episode “Gale Gets a Life” of the comedy “Late Line”, and the year 2002 saw her play Allison in the episode “Provider” of the action fantasy drama “Angel”.
Sunny had no major TV series roles in the 2000s, but still appeared in an episode or two of a couple of critically acclaimed series, such as the romantic comedy drama “Windfall”, the mystery crime drama “Without a Trace”, and the crime comedy drama “Monk”.
She began attracting attention in 2010, when cast to play Alex in the crime comedy drama “Memphis Beat”, which Joshua Harto and Liz W. Garcia created, and which starred DJ Qualls, Sam Hennings and Jason Lee. It follows Memphis police officer Dwight Hendricks, who’s close to his mother and loves blues music; the series won one of its seven award nominations.
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Sunny could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the mystery crime drama “In Plain Sight”, the crime drama “The Closer”, and the action crime drama “Vegas”. In 2013, she was cast to play Lisa Munsey in the crime drama “The Client List”, created by Jordan Budde and Suzanne Martin, and which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield. It follows a single mother from Texas who’s leading a double life; the series won one of its two award nominations.
Sunny’s also known for her playing of Holly Sanders in the 2017 comedy “In the Rough”, created by Jeff Robison and Jeff Wiles, and in which she starred alongside Ryan Merriman and Sterling Knight; it follows a young professional golfer who’s working at a rural country club.
Sunny’s since appeared in only two TV series: she played Recruiter in the 2021 episode “SOS + Hazmat + Ultrasound + Frequency + Malihini” of the action adventure drama “MacGyver”, and Lizzie-Anne in the 2022 episode “Extreme Measures” of the action comedy drama “Cobra Kai”.
Roles in movies
Sunny’s debut film appearance was her playing of Courtney in the 2002 comedy “The New Guy”, directed by Ed Decter, and which starred DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett and Eliza Dushku. It follows a teenager who’s deliberately got himself expelled from high school, so that he could become popular at another high school in his hometown; the film was nominated for a Stinker Award for Worst Fake Accent: Female (Illeana Douglas).
A couple of Sunny’s following roles were in the 2002 drama “A Midsummer Night’s Rave”, the 2004 science fiction horror “Species III” an,d the 2005 action crime adventure “xXx: State of the Union”. In 2006, she played Tiffany in the action crime adventure “Snakes on a Plane”, directed by David R. Ellis, and which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies and Nathan Phillips. It follows an FBI agent who’s trying to save the passengers on a plane filled with venomous snakes; the movie won four of its 12 award nominations.
A couple of Sunny’s notable performances in the remainder of the 2000s were in the mystery “San Saba” and the romantic comedy “Redirecting Eddie” both in 2008, and the 2009 romantic drama “Not Since You”.
She portrayed Tory in the 2012 musical comedy “Holiday High School Reunion”, directed by Marita Grabiak, and which starred Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett and Jon Prescott; it follows a woman who’s just learned of her high school reunion. Sunny was then cast to play Kate Carter in the 2014 comedy drama “Teacher of the Year”, and the same year saw her star in two short films: the musical drama “Just Girly Things” and the action comedy “Llama Cop”.
In 2017, she portrayed the lead character Iris Duncan in the science fiction drama “Beyond the Trek”, written and directed by Ian Truitner, and which also starred Lance Broadway and T. J. Hoban. It follows a rescue crew who’ve been sent to learn what happened to a deep space mining vessel; the film won 23 of its 35 award nominations.
Sunny’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2019 romantic musical “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays”, the 2021 adventure crime comedy “Girls Getaway Gone Wrong”, and the 2022 horror “Hunting Souls”.
Sunny’s been featured in many short video documentaries, including the 2006 “Meet the Reptiles” and “The Snake Pit: On the Set of ‘Snakes on a Plane’”, and the 2013 “Making of ‘Das Kind’”.
She’s both the writer and producer of the upcoming short horror comedy movie “Patricia Sterling”, and the thriller film “Haint Blue”.
Sunny’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Dinner at Tiffani’s”, “The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell”, and “The Victor Hong Berries”, amongst others.
Awards and nominations
Sunny won a 2016 International Independent Film Award for Best Actress, for her performance in “Teleios”.
Love life and husband
Sunny’s married the same man twice. She exchanged vows with American actor Ethan Philan Randall on 17 July 2005, in a large but private ceremony attended by over 300 people; Ethan’s appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of Bobby Ray in the 2002 romantic comedy movie “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Sunny and Ethan were robbed at gunpoint in November 2006.
They divorced on 25 July 2012, but began dating again in the following year, and Sunny and Ethan remarried in June 2015, without explanation
They are today splitting their time between Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia where they’ve bought homes.
Sunny was in a relationship with American actor and producer Clayne Crawford prior to meeting Ethan, and they were engaged in 2002, but eventually called it off. She’s married to Ethan Randall as of October 2022, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Sunny appeared in the 1999 music videos “Nookie” by Limp Bizkit, and “Amazed” by Lonestar.
There are nearly 100,000 people following her on Instagram, and she’s posted over 3,300 pictures and videos onto the social media network.
Sunny’s a huge dog lover, and her two pet dogs have been featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
She loves spending her spare time with her family.
Sunny works out on a daily basis, and has shared some workout and dieting advice with her fans.
Her favorite actresses are Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster, and some of her favorite movies include “The Accused”, “Panic Room” and “Flightplan”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Sunny’s age is 46. Her eyes are blue and her hair’s brown, she weighs around 135lbs (62kgs) and her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m).
Sunny’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of October 2022.