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Donzaleigh Avis Abernathy (born August 5, 1957; age 62) played Richards' assistant, Agent Barbara Maccabee during Season 2 of 24.

Biography and career Edit

Abernathy was born in Montgomery, Alabama, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father was Rev. Ralph Abernathy, an influential leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and Juanita Jones. Her family was very close to Martin Luther King, Jr. Since her childhood, Abernathy witnessed significant moments of the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's.

Abernathy, along with the King children, integrated Spring Street Elementary School. She briefly attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, and then graduated from George School, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Abernathy then studied at Emerson College in Boston. After graduation, she moved to New York where she started working in theater.

Through her career, Abernathy has made appearances on TV shows like House, Commander in Chief, and The Walking Dead. She has also appeared in films like Red Riding Hood and Gods and Generals.

Aside of acting, Abernathy is a published author. She has written two books: Partners to History: Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the Civil Rights Movement, and In The Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Abernathy is married to actor and producer Dar Dixon Bijarchi.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • 59 Seconds (2016)
  • Fingerprints (2015)
  • Bad Ass (2012)
  • Red Riding Hood (2006)
  • Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Total Stranger (1999)
  • Lone Justice 2 (1995)
  • Night of the Running Man (1995)
  • Ghost Dad (1990)

Television appearances

  • Words & Actions (2019)
  • Chicago P.D. (2017)
  • Shooter (2016)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
  • The Walking Dead (2012-2013)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008)
  • Commander in Chief (2005-2006)
  • Judging Amy (2004)
  • Strong Medicine (2003)
  • Any Day Now (1998-2002)
  • EZ Streets (1997)
  • NYPD Blue (1994)
  • L.A. Law (1990, 1992)

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