Marci Miller

Marci Miller (born August 2, 1988[1]) is an American model and actress.[2] She currently portrays the role of Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives (since 2016).[3] Miller's performance of Abigail has been met with critical acclaim, earning two consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2019.

Marci Miller
Born (1988-08-02) August 2, 1988 (age 33)
Alma materBethel College
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Ryan Matteson
(m. 2013)

Early lifeEdit

Miller was born and raised in the small farming town of North Liberty, Indiana (pop 1,900), and attended the local John Glenn High School. Where she excelled in Basketball and Theatre.[4] She studied Vocal Performance at nearby Bethel College.[5] After graduating college, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to pursue theatrical opportunities followed by moving to Los Angeles where she studied Film Master Class at Baron Brown Studio, in Santa Monica, California. Miller has a younger sister who is named after the iconic Days of Our Lives character, Kayla Brady.[6]


In late 2015, Miller joined the cast of American Fable as Gavin MacIntosh's mother, in the lead role of Sarah.[7][8] In June 2016, it was announced that Miller had joined the cast of Days of Our Lives, in the role of Abigail Deveraux, making her first appearance on November 10.[9][10] In addition to her aforementioned roles, she has starred in a number of movies, including: Most Likely to Die, J Plus C, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Death Race 2050, as well as a number of short films.[11][12][13][14] In May 2018, Soap Opera Digest announced Miller had opted not to renew her deal would Days of Our Lives and would exit the role.[15] In June 2020, it was announced that Miller would return to the role.[16] In February 2021, Miller and husband Ryan were featured as a rollerskating couple in a music video, filmed and edited by Kenny Prawat, for disco pop duo JUICYPEAR’s single “Keep Your Love On.”[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Miller is married to Ryan Matteson. She also helps with her husband's organic farm-to-table business, KaleCart.[18]

Marci gave birth to their daughter in March 2021.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Perfect Gift Brandi Film
2014 The Aspect Ratio Nicole Film
2014 The Amateur Jessica Film
2015 Most Likely to Die Simone Film
2016 American Fable Sarah Film
2016 Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience Ella Film
2016 XOXO Alien Girl Film
2016 J plus C Eve Summers Film
2016–2018, 2020–present Days of Our Lives Abigail Deveraux Series regular; role held from: November 10, 2016, to November 19, 2018
2017 Death Race 2050 Annie Sullivan Direct-to-video film
2017 End of Fall Molly Nelson Film
2018 Gods of Medicine Kendall Bryant Episode: Pilot
2018 Children of the Corn: Runaway Ruth / Sandy Direct-to-video film
2019 F.E.A.R Josephine 'Joe' Allister Filming
2020 Sinister Stalker Karen Television film

Awards and nominationsEdit

Career awards and nominations for Marci Miller
Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated [19]
2019 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Days of Our Lives Nominated [20]


  1. ^ "Marcia Nikole Matteson current public records". Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Miller, Marci. "Marci Miller". Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Mason, Charlie (June 1, 2016). "Days of Our Lives: Kate Mansi Replaced as Abigail by Soap Rookie Marci Miller". Penske Media Corporation. TVLine.
  4. ^ Miltko, Caelin. "'We knew that she had this potential'". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Marci Miller Biography". Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Miller Time". Late-breaking News. Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. 41 (50): 54–57. December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Ford, Rebecca (September 2, 2016). "'Remember the Titans,' 'The Fosters' Actors Join 'American Fable' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ Pederson, Eric (March 8, 2016). "'American Fable' SXSW Clip: Sibling Trust Is Tested In The Rural Midwest". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  9. ^ Rice, Lynette (June 1, 2016). "Days Of Our Lives scoop: Meet the new Abigail Deveraux". Entertainment Weekly. United States: Time Inc. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "Comings and Goings". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. 41 (46): 12. November 14, 2016.
  11. ^ Mason, Charlie (June 1, 2016). "Days of Our Lives: Kate Mansi Replaced as Abigail by Soap Rookie Marci Miller". Yahoo.
  12. ^ Poppe, Nathan (June 8, 2016). "Field of screams: 'Children of the Corn' sequel brings new production possibilities to Oklahoma City - Article Photos". The Oklahoman. The Oklahoman Media Company.
  13. ^ "Who's the new Abigail?". Press Reader. August 1, 2016.
  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 18, 2016). "Roger Corman Revs Up 'Death Race 2050' With Malcolm McDowell Starring". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ SOD (May 9, 2018). "DAYS Casting News: Marci Miller Quits; Kate Mansi Back". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Archived from the original on May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  16. ^ Jubinville, Mike (June 19, 2020). "Marci Miller Returns to DAYS as Abigail DiMera". Daytime Confidential. United States: Confidential Media, Inc. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  17. ^ JUICYPEAR - Keep Your Love On (Official Music Video), retrieved September 9, 2021
  18. ^ "KaleCart". Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  19. ^ Various citations concerning the nominations for the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards:
  20. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 20, 2019). "Daytime Emmy Nominations: Days of Our Lives Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

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