In her free time, Abby Brammell likes to study and meditate.
Abby Brammell prefers to be a stage actress because it is raw, emotionally challenging, awe inspiring, and powerful.
Abby Brammell first realized that she wanted to become an actor when she was twelve and her dad took her to see The Phantom of the Opera.
Abby Brammell helps lead a local Buddhist temple in Pasadena, California.
Abby Brammell is television and stage actress.
In 2004, Abby Brammell played the role of Mindy in the TV movie Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.
Abby Brammell is engaged to singer/songwriter, Jake La Botz.
Abby's mom, Patty Brammell, is a kindergarten teacher at Hidden Forest Elementary, in California.
Abby Brammell appeared in the play The Talking Cure.
Abby Brammell is a Buddhist.
Abby Brammell played the bar back chick in the movie The Last Run.
Abby Brammell played Bunny in the movie Sawtooth.
Abby Brammell is 5'7" tall.
In 1997, she graduated from Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas.
She graduated from the Drama School at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001.
Abby Brammell: 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.
Abby Brammell: My education at CMU was priceless. It prepared me to travel through emotional states of mind with clarity and precision and to honor all aspects of a production: the writing, directing, costuming, lighting, and stage design. Without the strong foundation I received there, I would not have lasted a moment in Hollywood.
Abby Brammell: I contribute my success to the power of my love for the human condition and my need to unlock and portray all the secrets of the heart.
Abby Brammell: The biggest challenge has been learning to trust my path and have patience with all the rejection and success.
Abby Brammell: (talking about When she knew she wanted to be an actor) 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 why she chose the role of Tiffy) The fact that David Mamet was involved and that I had worked with Shawn Ryan before on The Shield. Being a theatrically trained actor, I learned my craft by studying and watching Mamet's plays. It was such a rush to meet him in the audition room!
Abby Brammell: Many times I wondered, 'What the hell am I doing here?'
Abby Brammell: Someone is finally taking a look at the intense masculinity that goes into fighting and being a soldier, and also the feminine aspects at home that are very important to the men.
Abby Brammell: (About her role on the Unit) I love the balance of the masculine and the feminine.