Donzaleigh Abernathy


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Donzaleigh Abernathy won the Tanne Foundation 2012 Artist Award for her work as an actress and for her script, "Birmingham Sunday." She starred for four years in over 60 Episodes as a Series Regular on Lifetime Television's critically acclaimed dramatic series, "Any Day Now." She received recognition from Film Critic Roger Ebert for her performance... See full bio »

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Any Day Now Sara Jackson / Sarah Jackson
(1998-2002)
Bad Ass Mother
(2012)
The Walking Dead Dr. Stevens
(2012-2013)
Suits Gloria Danner
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 Exit Therapy (Short) (post-production)
Dr. Grimm
 2019 Zarina (Short)
Kathy
 2019 Words & Actions (TV Series)
Monica Henderson
- Man Delights Not Me, Nor Woman Neither (2019) ... Monica Henderson
 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Jeanette Barnes
- Don't Read the News (2017) ... Jeanette Barnes
 2016 Shooter (TV Series)
Mrs. Fenn
- Overwatch (2016) ... Mrs. Fenn
- Exfil (2016) ... Mrs. Fenn
 2016 Watch This (Short)
Liz
 2016 59 Seconds
Katherine
 2016 Suits (TV Series)
Gloria Danner
- 25th Hour (2016) ... Gloria Danner
- Tick Tock (2016) ... Gloria Danner
 2016 Sleight
Mary
 2015 Fingerprints
Delphine Frost
 2015 Father Pete's Corner (TV Series)
The Fairy
 2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Trip's Mom
- Aftershocks (2015) ... Trip's Mom
 2014 Permanent Beauty (Short)
Mrs. Johnson
 2013 Shameless (TV Series)
Tawny
- Civil Wrongs (2013) ... Tawny
 2012-2013 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Dr. Stevens
- The Suicide King (2013) ... Dr. Stevens (uncredited)
- Made to Suffer (2012) ... Dr. Stevens
- Walk with Me (2012) ... Dr. Stevens
 2012 Bad Ass
Mother
 2008-2009 Lincoln Heights (TV Series)
Hazel Glass
- Lucky (2009) ... Hazel Glass
- The Price You Pay (2008) ... Hazel Glass
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Carolina Bell
- For Gedda (2008) ... Carolina Bell
 2006 Grilled
Karen
 2006 Red Riding Hood
Newscaster
 2005-2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Reporter Patricia
- Unfinished Business (2006) ... Reporter Patricia
- The Elephant in the Room (2006) ... Reporter Patricia
- First Scandal (2005) ... Reporter Patricia
- First Disaster (2005) ... Reporter Patricia
- First... Do No Harm (2005) ... Reporter Patricia
 2006 House (TV Series)
Brady
- Skin Deep (2006) ... Brady
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Mistress of Ceremonies
- Fantasy Date (2005) ... Mistress of Ceremonies
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Denise Lawrence
- Conditional Surrender (2004) ... Denise Lawrence
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie)
Federal Agent (uncredited)
 2003 Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood (Video)
Esmeralda
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Child Psychologist
- Breathing Lessons (2003) ... Child Psychologist (as Donza Leigh)
 2003 Gods and Generals
Martha
 2003 24 (TV Series)
Barbara Maccabee
- Day 2: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2003) ... Barbara Maccabee (uncredited)
- Day 2: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2003) ... Barbara Maccabee
 2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1998-2002 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Sara Jackson / Sarah Jackson
- Just the Beginning: Part 1 (2002) ... Sara Jackson
- Just the Beginning: Part 2 (2002) ... Sara Jackson
- Let the Games Begin (2002) ... Sara Jackson
- Boys Will Be Boys (2002) ... Sara Jackson
- Truth Hurts (2002) ... Sara Jackson
 1999 Total Stranger
Nurse
 1999 The Sky's on Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Hellstrom
 1998 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Mambo Azaleigh
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Porschia Tate
- Absent Without Leave (1998) ... Porschia Tate
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Susan Healy
- Hazards (1998) ... Susan Healy
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Henrietta King
 1997 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Nora Dawson
- Wild Fire (1997) ... Nora Dawson
 1997 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Waylor / City Councilperson / Patricia Wyler
- One Acquainted with the Night (1997) ... Waylor
- Every Dog Has Its Day (1997) ... City Councilperson
- St. Jude Took a Bullet (1997) ... Patricia Wyler
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
Nurse Betty
 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Irene Timmons / Irene
- Need Deep (1996) ... Irene Timmons
- Family Ties (1996) ... Irene
- Pilot (1996) ... Irene Timmons
 1996 Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Movie)
 1995 Lone Justice 2
Effie Petit
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (TV Movie)
Alcina Lewis (as Donzalieigh Avis Abernathy)
 1995 Amazing Grace (TV Series)
D.A. Goodwin
- Family Values (1995) ... D.A. Goodwin
 1995 Awake to Danger (TV Movie)
 1995 Night of the Running Man
Francine, the Hacker
 1994 Family Album (TV Series)
Lorrie
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Lorrie
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Lorrie
 1994 Camp Nowhere
Dorothy Welton, Walter's Mom (as Donzaleigh Avis Abernathy)
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Mrs. Danton
- Guns 'n Rosaries (1994) ... Mrs. Danton
 1994 Out of Darkness (TV Movie)
MHA
 1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (TV Series)
Effie Pettit
- Return to Plum Creek (1993) ... Effie Pettit
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Clarissa Watson
- Endangered Species (1993) ... Clarissa Watson
 1993 Sirens (TV Series)
Mariah Henry
- Strike Two (1993) ... Mariah Henry
 1990-1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Naomi / Jenny Manley
- Silence of the Lambskins (1992) ... Naomi
- Watts a Matter? (1990) ... Jenny Manley
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Cora Mae Turner
 1990 Ghost Dad
E.R. Nurse
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie)
Sue
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Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: Contributing Author for "The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition: In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.". Tinwood Books, ISBN: 0965376656 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Donzaleigh Avis Abernathy | Donzalieigh Avis Abernathy | Donza Leigh

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

Daughter of Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Co-Founder of the American Civil Rights Movement and Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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