Full detailed profile on Abigail Deveraux Played by Kate Mansi on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Kate Mansi (NBC)
Actor: Kate Mansi
Who played Abigail Deveraux over the years
Kate Mansi (March 2, 2011 - present)
Useful information on Abigail Deveraux
* Abby's birthday has changed from October 19, 1992 when she was aged to 16 in 2004. She celebrated her 18th birthday April 2006.
Current: University Hospital PR
Past: Office help at Max Brady's garage.
Abigail Johanna Devereaux is the only daughter to Jack and Jennifer Devereaux. She was named after Alice Horton's mother, Abigail and Jack's mother, Josephine. Abby was brought up very well by her parents and is a good, sweet girl.
After Abby's birth, she came down with aplastic anemia as a result of drinking polluted well water. When Jack discovered that he was responsible, he left town. Abby developed leukemia but a bone marrow donation from Austin Reed saved her life. Jen had been dating Peter Blake at this point, and Abby started to associate him with her father. When Jack came back, Abby and her mom moved to Africa for a few years. They lived in Ireland for a while as well and moved back to Salem after finding Bo Brady there (her honorary 'Uncle'). Jack soon followed and Abby hoped that the two would get back together. After relationships with Brandon Walker and Colin Murphy, Jen and Jack found their way back to each other and married. Abby was devastated when she heard her father had been murdered by the Salem Stalker (Marlena). Jen had to take Jack off life support and Abby blamed her for this, turning to her grandfather Vern for comfort. She was happy to find she was to have a little baby brother when Jen found she was pregnant and started to come around when new friend and boarder Patrick Lockhart made his appearance in Salem.
Abby was sent away when her mother went on the search for Jack, who was alive again but presumed dead. Jen and Abby saw many rough times before Jack came back to them. She had a new baby brother, Jack jr., and a new friend in Chelsea Benson Brady. Chelsea turned out to be a bad influence on Abby and she went through more rough times.
Eventually, Jack was found to be alive and the family was reunited. Jack became ill shortly after his return and almost died, before a miracle drug saved him. After, Jack and Jen moved to England with the baby and Abby stayed behind with Aunt Maggie. She lived with her aunt and cousin/friend Nick Fallon, and was in love with Max Brady.
Abby was set to leave for Europe to visit her parents one summer. She wound up going to boarding school while away but returned in March to Salem, to stay. She met Chad by chance at Java, who was with Johnny, and assumed the boy was his son. She didn't take kindly to 'boys getting high school girls pregnant' so they got off on the wrong foot. Once she apologized, they seemed to get along until he revealed he's a DiMera and then she judged him again. She got to know him a little and apologized for pre-judging. She and Chad became friendly since, though he disliked how she kept judging his family.
She was having issues as a cause of missing her brother JJ and worrying about her mother and father's divorce. Abby became a hospital intern and was interested in Chad, but had issues accepting that he was a DiMera. Abigail finally accepted Chad for who he was and they created a loving relationship.
Jack returned from Afghanistan, and she learned he was held hostage for a very long time. She was hurt and angered that he left them to follow a story, but after a while she seemed to forge a decent relationship with her father. When Chad accidentally kissed Melanie at the Halloween dance October 2011, thinking Mel was Abby, Abby became upset. Things seemed to go downhill after that and when she was reacquainted with Austin Reed she became attracted to him. She couldn't stop thinking about him, though he only saw her as a friend. She and Chad broke up, after realizing that they didn't belong together, and Abigail learned he and Melanie were into each other. Abby was hurt and felt betrayed. She leaned on Austin for support and later became his teaching assistant. She fell for him and became obsessed. One night he got drunk and she pretended they had sex. He was beside himself for "cheating" on Carrie, but eventually it was learned that nothing happened. Abigail admitted she was lying. She was ashamed of herself but ultimately got back on the horse and started dating Dr. Cameron Davis. Things went slowly and one night he took her to her room for sex and she backed down. They broke up and she divulged to her mother and Gabi that she was a virgin. She didn't want Cameron to know. They eventually started dating again and she was at the point where he could figure out her "secret." Cameron eventually did find out and didn't care. She thought he'd be the one she'd lose it to but Chad DiMera returned to her life and made it known he was into her. She was torn between the two guys and eventually Chad faked a brain tumor with Cameron who then decided to let Abigail go. She and Chad dated exclusively and made love right away, and all the while, he kept the fake tumor from Abigail. During a speech he was making at Sami and EJ's engagement party, Marge Bernardi shot him. EJ was forced to tell Cameron the truth about there being no tumor in order to save Chad's life.
Cameron urged Chad to tell Abigail the truth, and when he finally did Abigail ended things with him and he left Salem to get treatment for a newly-found heart condition. She confronted Cameron in his part in covering up the lie, and he left Salem shortly after too.
Abigail began to wonder why she had not heard from her cousin Nick since he left for New York. She began doing some digging and when she got close to realizing something had happened between him and Gabi, EJ DiMera – in order to protect Sami - was tasked with getting Abigail off track. EJ found her at the Horton cabin one night and the two got into an argument. Their heat quickly turned to passion and they slept together. They both thought it would just be that one time, but their chemistry was undeniable and Abigail kept sleeping with EJ – including in a hospital supply closet and a gym locker room shower. After a pregnancy scare Abigail began to believe EJ was only with her because Sami was withholding sex. He admitted he loved Sami and the affair was over.
Abigail began a flirtation with new-in-town bartender Ben Rogers. When Ben saw Abigail and Nick arguing, he defended her. And when Nick later turned up dead, Ben was there for Abigail too. They began dating and soon made love. At the same time, Sami was insistent that Abigail be her maid-of-honor when she wed EJ and so Abigail - reluctantly and full of guilt - threw herself into planning. Abigail was unaware that Sami knew all about her affair with EJ and was really plotting revenge on her. After the wedding Sami went to Abigail’s house to share pictures of the wedding with her and her mom Jennifer. What she really did was show them pictures of Abigail and EJ together at the cabin. Abigail was horrified as Sami made sure everyone knew about the affair. She had Abigail’s name inserted in Will’ Horton’s magazine expose about Sami and EJ naming Abigail as his mistress, then got her fired from her job at the hospital. Ben stood by Abigail through the whole thing and they moved forward as a couple. And when EJ was killed, he stood by her again.
Soon after EJ was killed Chad returned to town and immediately argued with Abigail, furious at her for sleeping with him, then his married brother. After he cooled off Chad promised Abigail that he only wanted the best for her, and even got her reinstated at the hospital. But he constantly butted heads with Ben and eventually filed charges against Ben for hitting him after he goaded him with an inappropriate comment comparing sex between Abigail and Ben’s sister Jordan Ridgeway. Chad offered to drop the charges if Abigail slept with him, but she refused. The charges were dropped anyway and Abigail was tapped to oversee the DiMera Foundation’s new project at the hospital, working with Chad.
EJ Wells DiMera (January 2014)
Cameron Davis Dated in 2012 and February 2013.
Chad Peterson Woods DiMera Dated, broke up December 2011; dated fall 2012.
Ben Rogers (2014 - present)
Jack Harcourt Deveraux (father)
Jennifer Rose Horton (mother)
Jack Patrick Deveraux Jr. (brother)
Harper Deveraux (paternal adoptive grandfather - deceased)
Camille Deveraux (paternal adoptive grandmother - deceased)
Duke Earl Johnson (paternal biological grandfather - deceased)
Josephine Johnson (paternal biological grandmother)
William Horton (maternal grandfather)
Laura Spencer (maternal grandmother)
Thomas Horton Sr. (maternal great grandfather - deceased)
Alice Horton (maternal great grandmother)
James Spencer (maternal great grandfather - deceased)
Carrie Spencer (maternal great grandmother - deceased)
Sid Grayson (maternal great great grandfather - deceased)
Abigail Grayson (maternal great great grandmother - deceased)
Steven Earl Johnson (paternal biological uncle)
Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis (paternal biological aunt)
Michael William Horton II (maternal uncle)
Stephanie Kay Johnson (paternal biological cousin)
Joseph Kiriakis (paternal biological cousin by adoption)
Victor Kiriakis II (paternal biological cousin by adoption)
Jackson Kiriakis (paternal biological cousin)
Jeremy Michael Jacobs (maternal cousin)
Lucas Roberts (maternal half uncle)
William Reed Roberts (maternal half cousin)
Earl Duke Johnson (paternal biological great uncle - deceased)
Thomas Horton Jr. (maternal great uncle)
Adelaide Horton (maternal great aunt - deceased)
Michael Horton I (maternal great uncle)
Marie Horton (maternal great aunt)
Sandy Horton (maternal first cousin)
Julie Olson (maternal first cousin)
Steven Olson (maternal first cousin)
Hope Williams (maternal first cousin)
David Banning (maternal second cousin)
Spencer Olson (maternal second cousin)
Shawn Douglas Brady (maternal second cousin)
Beauregard Isaac Theo Brady (maternal second cousin - deceased)
Scott Banning (maternal second cousin)
Sarah Horton (maternal first cousin by adoption)
Melissa Horton (maternal first cousin by adoption)
Jessica Blake (maternal first cousin)
Nick Fallon (maternal second cousin)
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At Will and Sonny's, Chad tells Abby that they can't deny what they have. Before they can kiss, they hear a phone ringing outside. It's Ben's. He walks off to take the call. Abby tells Chad that what just almost happened would have been a mistake. She says the timing is all wrong. He wonders if he's too late. As she sobs, Chad makes it clear that he wasn't using her and loves her more than anything. She knows but she needs time before making any decision. Abby exits in tears.
Ben is at home staring at the ring in its box. He pockets it when Abby arrives. She notices the bulge in his pants. He pulls it out and shows her the jewelry. Ben explains how he got it and proposes. They can get married whenever, and however, she likes. They kiss and he asks her to think about it. He jumps into the shower. Will calls her to say how ecstatic Chad is. She cries that this is all a mess. He's sure the paternity test will help her make a decision. "Why do I do this to myself?" she wonders.
Chad arrives at Will's and tells Abigail he went to Dr. Evans who told him if he had feelings for someone, he should be honest about them. "That's why I'm here. The truth is, I am in love with you, Abigail Deveraux." She doesn't believe him but he swears it's the truth. She screams about how vicious he treated her and he apologizes. She doesn't accept and orders him out. He won't go. He explains the day he overheard her telling Ben she loves him, he realized she deserved someone like him, someone who wouldn't hurt her. He forced himself to spew those lies to her. He tears up and she struggles with her own emotions. He tells her Ben's a good guy but she doesn't have with him what they share.
Back at Will's, Chad strokes Abby's face and moves in for a kiss as Ben walks up.