Recasts are relatively common on soap operas but the recent actor swaps have some fans wondering who plays Abigail on DAYS OF OUR LIVES? She’s the same character, but her face keeps changing so it’s understandable if viewers are a little taken aback.
The character of Abigail Deveraux was born on October 19, 1992, and was originally played by twins Meghan and Michael Nelson until December 1994 when Paige and Ryanne Kettner took over the role. Their run ended in January 2001 when Megan Corletto was cast as a young Abigail. And in August 2003, Jillian Claire assumed the role and lasted until June 2004.
In November 2004, Abigail was SORASed into a teen and Ashley Benson made her debut, playing the character for three years before her exit in May 2007. In March 2011, Kate Mansi stepped into Abigail’s shoes for the first time and ran until June 2016. In November of that year, the character returned to Salem now played by actress Marci Miller. She chose to exit the soap and made her last appearance in November 2018. DAYS then brought Mansi back that same month to reprise the role until February 2019.
By November 2019, Mansi was back again playing Abigail when the historic time jump storyline kicked off. However, she exited when Abigail was written off the canvas in May 2020 and by September, the character was once again being played by Miller. That’s who viewers are currently seeing on-screen!
Stay tuned to see how Abigail’s storyline continues and whether her face changes again!