Abigail Spencer, a Gulf Breeze native and daughter of Innerlight Surf Shop owner Yancy, landed a role of a lifetime on, well, Lifetime.
The 24-year-old raven-haired beauty will play the lead in “Angela’s Eyes,” premiering 9 p.m. Sunday, July 19 on the TV network geared for women.
In the docu-drama shot primarily in Toronto, Canada, Spencer performs as a NYC-based FBI agent with a knack for finding out when both suspects and victims are lying.
This new series from the producers of the Academy Award-winning film “Crash” revolves around Spencer’s character “Angela Henson,” a brainy student who initially had dreams of becoming a doctor.
Lifetime’s press team calls the sexy sleuth “the FBI’s best lie detector.”
While “Angela’s Eyes” is the local’s first leading role on a national TV show, she’s no stranger to the small screen.
In 2005, Spencer earned a cameo slot on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” And from 1999 to 2001, she added some sizzle to daytime TV on ABC’s “All My Children.”
During her senior year at Gulf Breeze High, Spencer beat out hundreds of young hopefuls for the chance to shine as “Becca Tyree.”
Then a doe-eyed 17-year-old aspiring actress, Spencer headed to Manhattan immediately after attending her high school prom and donning a cap and gown for graduation ceremonies in Pensacola.
Check out www.lifetimetv.com for a sneak peek of “Angela’s Eyes.”