Who plays Abby in 'Ginny & Georgia'? Katie Douglas takes on the complex character

Here's what you need to know about Abby—the 'A' in 'MANG'

Abby, Nora and Ginny taking a selfie in 'Ginny & Georgia'
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Who plays Abby in Ginny & Georgia?

The Netflix dramedy returned for a second season on January 5, and things got off to a complicated start, to say the least. When we caught up with Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her friend group, MANG (Max, Abby, Nora, Ginny), the quartet was in shambles, and Abby was particularly on the outs with the rest of the clique. (What did Abby do in Ginny & Georgia season 1? We recap the whole friendship fiasco.)  

Katie Douglas, who plays Abby, assumes a lot of responsibility with the role, as her character suffers from body dysmorphia and has plenty of her own issues to work through, in addition to the tension brewing between her friends. She struggles so much with her appearance that she taped her legs in order to appear thinner. Despite the heavy baggage, it's a challenge the actor is proud to tackle. 

"In season 2 I definitely wanted to see her come into her own a little bit more and find something special about herself," Douglas revealed to Popternative about Abby. "I hope people can connect with it the same way that they did last time."

Even her co-stars take notice of Abby's transformation, including Damian Romeo, who plays Matt Press, and he sites his time on-screen with Douglas as one of his favorite memories of season 2. 

"There's one scene in particular, it's during the school play where Matt Press finds out that Abby has been taping her legs, and it shocks him because it's the first time in the show that he realizes that his words have a serious effect on others," he told My Imperfect Life. 

Let's get to know the woman behind Abby. 

Who plays Abby in 'Ginny & Georgia'?

Like much of the Ginny & Georgia cast, Katie Douglas hails from Canada and got her start in the industry at a young age starring in commercials and making appearances in TV shows like 2008's Flashpoint

What's Katie Douglas' age?

Born on October 19, 1998, Douglas is 24 years old. For the astrologically-focused, she's a Libra!

What is Katie Douglas known for?

In addition to playing Abby on Ginny & Georgia, she also starred in 2022's The Walk, an episode of The Nurses in 2020, 2017's Mary Kills People and 2018's Creeped Out, to name a few projects. According to IMDB, she'll star in 2023's The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story as the titular lead. 

Despite the same surname, Katie Douglas is not related to Hollywood heavyweight, Michael Douglas. 

Who is Katie Douglas dating?

Although it seems as if she is keeping her dating life quiet at the moment, Douglas did strike romance rumors with another Netflix star: none other than Percy Hynes White, Wednesday's Xavier. The two haven't commented on their status publically, but you can rest assured viewers will be keeping a watchful eye from here on out. 

As for the acting department, we certainly can't wait to see what awaits Douglas next.

The second season of Ginny & Georgia is now streaming on Netflix. Here's what to know about Ginny & Georgia season 3!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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