In 1999, Abbie won her first major award the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for the TV show Wildside. This participation in this show launched her career.
Abbie learn to drive when she was 12.
At sixteen, while still doing several TV shows and appearances, and still in high school, Abbie was considering which career to pursue: acting or veterinarian.
Abbie's acting career began when she was thirteen.
At age 13, Abbie was a finalist a Dolly magazine modeling competition, after which she began taking jobs as a model.
Abbie has one older brother, two younger brothers, and one younger sister.
She likes trekking. She has trekked across Morocco, Brazil, Italy and France.
Her parents separated when she was 16.
She plays both the piano and guitar.
At age of 13, she become a vegetarian.
Abbie is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall.
Abbie learned to drive at age 12.
(about how she learns from others)
Abbie: I see part of the way some people work or operate.
Abbie: I love love stories, no matter how dark.
Abbie: I don't think stardom is for me... I don't see myself that way.
(about her relationship with Ryan Phillippe)
Abbie: We were very good friends and we did spend a lot of time together, yeah. But we're friends and that's it.
(about doing nude scenes)
Abbie: The hardest part is getting your clothes off at first in front of the people who haven't seen you naked before. The first time you get nude in front of someone, it's hard, and then it's, 'Well, you've seen everything now; it's OK, we can shoot the rest of the day'.
(about her parents separation)
Abbie: I think as a child you know when it's time for your parents to split. You realize they love each other, but they're not in love with each other. And I think as a child it's much better for your parents to split than for them to stay and have dysfunction within the family.
Abbie: I like doing my own hair and make-up because it's me.
Abbie: Whenever I am acting, it's everything, you know. If I'm researching a role, I'm completely consumed in that and, between action and cut, I live in this suspended time. It's a really amazing experience and the only other thing I get it from is music.