Who is Abby Donnelly?
Abby Donnelly is an American actress. She is most famously known for her portrayal of Darbie O’Brien in the American live-action family television series Just Add Magic, which made its debut in 2015. Following the positive pilot screening reactions, the show was ordered for a full season.
Abby is also remembered for her role as Lizzie McGrath in the Netflix exclusive American comedy television series Malibu Rescue. The show has 2 seasons released to this date, as well as having a feature-length film, which was released in 2019.
Early life and life before fame:
Donnelly was born in California and knew she wanted to become an actress from a young age. The talented girl got her first acting job in the most unexpected of places, the American anthology horror television series American Horror Story, where she appeared as Peggy Cartwright in the episode “I Am Anne Frank: Part 2, the young actress was 10 years old at the time of filming. Abby has stated that her mother has been a huge reason why she was able to pursue her acting career, as she supported her unconditionally throughout the years, and due to her continued support and help, Abby was able to successfully become a professional actress. She’s stated that her mom is her biggest hero.
Her breakout role:
The young actress had roles that very relatively brief in the TV shows that she starred in, but all of that changed when she landed her first major role on the Amazon Prime show Just Add Magic, where she portrayed the character of Darbie O’Brien for the majority of the TV series many season run. She was one of the main cast members from 2016 to 2019. After the series ended, Abby was invited to star in the spin-off series to Just Add Magic called Just Add Magic: Mystery City, which premiered in 2020. Abby has stated that she’s really loved working with the production team and her fellow cast members and that the whole work environment has been a very pleasurable experience, and she doesn’t even see it as work, as it’s a lot of fun.
One of Abby’s more recent roles has also included playing Lizzie McGrath in the TV series Malibu Rescue, which is an American comedy television series that premiered on Netflix on May 13, 2019. She has been playing the main character of the TV series and has even reprised her role as Lizzie in the 2020 film that was an extension to the Malibu Rescue TV series called Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave.
Abby is also very active on social media sites and frequently updates her profiles with new pictures and videos. She is most active on Instagram, where she has gained a pretty respectable following, currently has over 200,000 followers on her profile.
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