Darby Stanchfield

Darby Stanchfield is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Abby Whelan in the ABC political drama series, Scandal . Stanchfield is also known for roles as April Green in the CBS postapocalyptic drama series, Jericho , and as Helen Bishop in the AMC period drama series, Mad Men .

Stanchfield was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska, where her father was a commercial fisherman. She later moved to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, and finally Mercer Island, near Seattle. She attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Communications and a minor in theater. She graduated from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

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