Abigail Yates

Favorite Quotes

God can pick sense out of a confused prayer. ~ Richard Sibbes​​

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. ~ Abraham Lincoln

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying…"I will try again tomorrow." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher


Abigail has been a performer since the age of 8, starting on stage with dance. She later started playing the violin at age 12 where she became first chair throughout high school and joined the Metro Honors Orchestra. 

Abigail began modeling and acting at age 15. She has performed both on stage and in front of the camera and has performed in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York.

Abigail earned her International MBA in Leadership from Lipscomb University (2014). Her international study was completed in Prague, Czech Republic. She also completed her MFA/MBA Producer's Track at Lipscomb University. (2107) Her international study was completed at the Cannes Film Film and Marché du Film in Cannes, France.

She enjoys doing creative work, working on film/tv sets, acting, and more. Abigail has broad interests such as:  Art, Aviation, Entertainment/Media, Leadership, Performing Arts, Public Speaking, Music, Environmental concerns, and more.

Outside of film and acting, Abigail enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and learning. She loves to dance and enjoys attending events and concerts. She believes life should be lived to the fullest without fear. She considers herself somewhat of a free spirit and a gypsy.

Abigail is represented by
Acture Talent

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Lipscomb University
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Film and Media, 2014 - 2017

Lipscomb University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Business Leadership, 2012 - 2014

Middle Tennessee State University
BS, Mass Communication/Media Studies, 2001 - 2005

Middle Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Theatre/Theater, 2001 - 2005​
​Studied with Gary Austin, Michael J Gellman, David Razowsky, Scotty Watson, Alan Dysert, Regina Moore, Melissa Skoff, Joe Loesch, and other industry workshops. 
Casting Networks
Actor's Access


Countess Möira at Abigail Yates Production
October 2015 - Present - Horror Host persona.

Screaming Girl, Legend of the Windigo  
Abigail Yates Productions
March 2015 - April 2015


independent film "The Weekend"
Healing Hands Entertainment, directed by Amy Leigh McCorkle
November 2017

Ghost in the Library at Puffy Mama LLC
independent film "The League of The Gray"
December 2015

Supporting role: Marynelle
independent film "The Haunted"
TSU Film & Media Directed by Melissa Forte
August 2015 

Supporting Role
independent film "mOment Future" 
Unconscious Genius directed by Dimitri LaBarge

Featured Prisoner
"The Civil Brand"
Mandalay Sports Entertainment, directed by Neema Barnette

Featured Mystery Woman
independent film "Penny Moon"
Unconscious Genius directed by Dimitri LaBarge


Extra on Still The King
October 2015 - December 2015

Extra on a Commercial for Lifeway Productions
March 2015


Tailgater for Honda Generators commercial by Stray Dog

Extra in Choice Hotels commercial by Picture Vision Pictures

Principal-Dietician in Vanderbilt Hospital Anniversary promo by Morton Jankel Zander, Inc

Music Videos

Disgruntled Employee in a John Anderson video by Planet Pictures, Nashville

Lead Female (portrayed the artist's real-life mother) in a Murphy Music Video by MTSU Film


Patty in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at Fontanel, Nashville, TN Directed by Vance Nichols - December 2017

Improv Performance at Artistic New Directions, New York
November 2015 - Worked with 4 amazing directors all day and performed the show each night. Directors: Gary Austin, Michael J. Gellman, David Razowsky, and Scotty Watson

Veda in "Dearly Departed" at Community Players Theater

Eve in "DIaries of Adam and Eve" at Community Players Theater

Amateur Comedian in a Stand Up Comedy Show at Red Rose Cafe, TN


Principal Abused Woman in Courthouse industrial by Scene Three


Polynesian Dancer with Paradise Productions

Danced hip-hop, modern, jazz, and improv in a Dance Show choreographed and produced by Christina Watkins

Producing, Directing, Acting, & Modeling at Independent Filmmaker, Self
August 1983 - Present
Started dancing at age 8, violin at 12, modeling and acting at 15. Teleprompter, camera work, public speaking, editing, casting, writing, makeup, leadership. In 2000, led the Actor’s Alliance in Nashville. 


Executive Producer at Monsters & Merriment
June 2015 - Present
I am the film department for the annual Monsters & Merriment Halloween and Horror Art Show. I am also the theater host both on screen and in person. I also assist with marketing the show. Three of us work together to make this show happen.

Producer, Director, & Cinematographer on Glowing Bones of Craggie Hope Music Video
June 2016

Ethan Black's Yard Haunt at Abigail Yates Production
Produced, directed, filmed, and edited. Yard haunt promotion .
October 2015

Create It at Abigail Yates Productions
Edited the commercial for Create It
May 2015 

Legend of the Windigo at Abigail Yates Productions
Produced, filmed, directed, costumed, edited, performed, and did all audio.
March 2015 - April 2015
Won second place at the Lipscomb 5-minute Film Festival.


Hair and Makeup Artist on It's Complicated by Ordinary Man Productions
July 2017

Production Assistant on Hav Faith at Habakkuk Films
March 2016 

Assistant Camera at Puffy Mama LLC
2nd 2nd AD, PA, & AC for the independent film "The League of The Gray".
December 2015 

Chipping Away at SunPorch Media
August 2015 - December 2015 - Crew, assistant, whatever needs to be done to get the documentary made.

Lifestyle with Denise Simons at Point 3 Media
August 2015 - PA on title shoot

Production Assistant at Puffy Mama LLC
March 2015 - For the Independent film "Dream Come True"

Audio Playback at The Perfect Foil for the music video to the song “ Moonshot .”
February 2015


Stage Manager for "A Tuna Christmas" at Fontanel, Nashville, Directed by Vance Nichols
December 2018

Represented by Acture Talent
Mailing Address
1550 N. Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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