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Darby Stanchfield
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Biographical Information
Date of Birth: April 29, 1971
Birth Place: Kodiak, AK
Hair color: Ginger (naturally)
Appearance Information
Portrays: Abby Whelan
First appearance: Sweet Baby

Darby Stanchfield - born April 29, 1971 in Kodiak, AK - is an American actress who portrays Abby Whelan on ABC's Scandal.

Personal Background

Her father was a commercial crab fisherman. The family later moved from Kodiak to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, and finally Mercer Island, near Seattle.

She attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Theater. She later went back to acting school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Darby spent her vacation between Season Two and Season Three vacationing throughout Europe. While there she stopped in Monte Carlo where her and Once Upon a Time actor Colin O'Donoghue got the chance to meet Prince Albert and Princess Charlene. [1]

Career Background

She has made guest appearances on numerous popular TV shows, but is best known for her role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) dead wife, Shannon Gibbs, on CBS's No. 1 drama NCIS. Other notable roles she's known for are April Green on Jericho and as Helen Bishop on the period drama Mad Men

TV Roles

TV Recurring Roles

TV Show Character No. of Episodes Year(s)
NCIS Shannon Gibbs 6 2006-2012
Castle Meredith Always Buy Retail
Significant Others
Mad Men Helen Bishop 5 2007-2008
Jericho April Green 15 2006-2007
General Hospital Amelia Joffe 10 2007

TV Guest Roles

TV Show Character Episode Year
Burn Notice Sadie Forte Eye for an Eye 2011
CSI: Miami Linda Hill F-T-F 2011
How I Met Your Mother Marissa Heller Robots vs. Wrestlers 2010
CSI: NY Dawn Higgins It Happened to Me 2009
Life Ella Holden Initiative 38 2009
Ghost Whisperer Greer Clarkson Delusions of Grandview 2009
The Mentalist Stevie Caid Paint it Red 2009
Private Practice Tess Milford Tempting Faith 2009
Cold Case Melissa Canter '89 Thick as Thieves 2007
Bones Connie Lopata The Bodies in the Book 2007
Nip/Tuck Aimee Bolton Tommy Bolton 2005
24 Shari Day 4: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. 2005
Without a Trace Kim End Game 2005
Monk Erin Hammond Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame 2003
Angel Denise Happy Anniversary 2001

Film Roles

Title Character Year Type
Fixing Pete Cynthia 2011 TV Movie
Clay Claire 2011 Short Film
Serving Up Richard Karen 2011 Motion Picture
Finding Hope Loretta 2011 Indie Film
Open House Beth Dunne 2009 Short Film
The Sacrifice Loretta Johnson 2008 Short Film
Waitress Francine Pomatter 2007 Motion Picture
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus Store Clerk 2004 TV Movie


  • Is a natural red-head.


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