Canadian actress Katie Douglas plays the role of Abby in Ginny and Georgia, the hit Netflix drama series which debuted in 2021. She was born on 19 October 1998 and so is 25 years old.
Ginny and Georgia is a story of a middle-aged woman named Georgia who is often on the move with her two kids, including a teen daughter named Ginny. They eventually settle in a New England town with the hopes of putting down roots, but their past and present issues present interesting challenges.
Ginny and Georgia has been a global hit since it debuted and has served as a breakthrough for several of its previously unknown stars, including Katie Douglas, who plays the major character of Abby.
Who is Abby in Ginny and Georgia?
Abby is one of Ginny’s friends in Ginny and Georgia. She is a supporting character and is a high school student at the local high school known as Wellsbury High School. She and the likes of Max and Norah form a close trifecta of friends that often hang out together both within the school premises and beyond.
By the time the new girl, Ginny, arrives in the town of Wellsbury and consequently at the local high school, Max befriends her, and as such, Norah and Abby also fall in line, and they form a clique known as ‘MANG’, which is an amalgamation of the first letter of all their names. Abby and her three pals have a good friendship, but problems start to arise sooner rather than later.
Abby has issues with her weight and appearance. She tapes her legs to make them look thinner. She also vomits after someone comments on her appearance at a party. Her parents are also in the process of getting a divorce, and all of this complicates Abby’s life. She, therefore, lashes out at her pals and accuses them of not being there for her. She herself is also criticized for revealing to Max that Ginny has a romantic relationship going on with her twin brother named, Marcus.
Abby was a recurring character in Season 1 of Ginny and Georgia, but she became a regular character in Season 2, appearing in several episodes and playing some crucial roles. She is also set to appear in season 3, and it is hoped that she will realize the problems she has with her weight and get the support needed to face it head-on.
Who Plays Abby in Ginny and Georgia?
Canadian actress Katie Douglas plays Abby in Ginny and Georgia. She was born on the 19th of October 1998 in Burlington, a city on the west end of Lake Ontario, Ontario, Canada. She grew up there with her parents and possibly her siblings.
Katie Douglas grew up with a love for performing, and by the mere age of six, she had already joined the Young People’s Theater section of the Great Big Theater Company. She spent some years with them, during which she appeared in several theatrical productions.
These productions made Katie Douglas fall even deeper in love with acting, and she resolved to stay involved, be it through directing, producing, or set design. Acting, however, remained her first choice, and she took several steps to make her dreams a reality. She appeared in commercials for different companies. She also attended dance summer camps.
Katie Douglas eventually landed her first TV role at the age of nine in F2: Forensic Factor, a Canadian true crime docu-series. She appeared in only one episode in 2007 and played the role of a character named Brenda. Other minor roles will follow until 2013, when a 16-year-old Katie Douglas was tapped to play the witty Sally Wilcox on the live-action TV series, Spooskville.
Spooksville ran from 2013 to 2014, and Katie Douglas played her part quite well. She received multiple award nominations, including best performance by a leading young actress in a TV Series at the 2014 Young Artists Award as well as outstanding performer in a Children’s Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
These nominations made Katie Douglas believe in herself even more, and she went on to land many other projects before Ginny and Georgia. Her work on Ginny and Georgia has helped her expand her career.
A Breakdown of Katie Douglas’ Movies and TV Shows
- Less Than Kind (2012)
- Spooksville (2013 – 2014)
- Defiance (2013 – 2015)
- Max & Shred (2015 – 2016)
- Eyewitness (2017 -2019)
- Raising Expectations (2016)
- Mary Kills People (2017 – 2019)
- Creeped Out (2018)
- Pretty Hard Cases (2021-2022)
- The Walk (2022)
- Every Day (2018)
- Level 16 (2018)
- Doubled Edged (2020)
How Old is Abby from Ginny and Georgia in Real Life?
As earlier pointed out, the actress who portrays Abby, i.e. Katie Douglas, was born on 19th October 1998 old, meaning that Abby from Ginny and Georgia is 25 years old in real life. This also means that Douglas is several years older than the character she portrays in Ginny and Georgia.
Her character Abby is a high school student of about 15-16 years of age as of the first season of the show in 2021. At that time, Katie Douglas was about 23 years old, making her several years older. Despite the age gap, Katie Douglas was able to put together a convincing performance which has ultimately contributed to Ginny and Georgia being such a massive hit.
What is Ginny and Georgia’s Katie Douglas’ Height?
Katie Douglas from Ginny and Georgia is 5 feet tall, which is the same thing as a height of 1.52 m. The Canadian actress’ height hovers in the average or even below average range, and available data will confirm this. The average height of Canadian women is put at 5 feet 4 inches or 162.3 cm, the same as American women. This makes Katie Douglas a good four inches shorter than the average Canadian or American woman out there.
Let’s now compare Katie Douglas’s height to her fellow ‘MANG’ members. The actress that portrays Max is Sara Waisglass, a fellow Canadian actress born in 1998. Sara is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 m tall, a good five inches taller than Katie.
Next up is Norah, portrayed by Chelsea Clark. Clark is also a Canadian actress who was born in Ontario in 1998. She is 5 feet 4 or 1.63 m tall, taller than Katie Douglas by four inches.
Finally, there is the titular character Ginny portrayed by Antonia Gentry, an Atlanta-born American actress who came into this world in 1997. Gentry is 5 feet 1 inches tall, thus just an inch taller than Katie Douglas.