Sunny Mabrey (born November 28, 1975) is an American actress and model. Prior to debuting in films, Mabrey appeared in music videos, such as "Nookie" from Limp Bizkit. Her breakthrough came after she played the lead role, man-eating alien Sara, in Species III (2004), supporting antagonist Charlie Mayweather in XXX: State of the Union (2005) and flight attendant Tiffany in Snakes on a Plane (2006).

Sunny Mabrey
Mabrey in 2018
Born (1975-11-28) November 28, 1975 (age 48)[1]
Occupation(s)Actress, model, comedian
Years active1998–present
(m. 2005; div. 2012)
(m. 2015)
Children1 stepson

Life and career edit

Mabrey is from Gadsden, Alabama. She started her career in front of the cameras as a fashion model at the age of 18. She has performed in commercials for The Gap. She appeared in the music video for the Lonestar song "Amazed" in 1999. She made her television debut in 1998, appearing in an episode of LateLine. She made her big screen debut playing a supporting part in the 2002 teen comedy film The New Guy.[1] In 2004, Mabrey starred in the science fiction made-for-television film Species III, the third installment of the Species film series.[2]

Mabrey appeared in films XXX: State of the Union (2005), One Last Thing... (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006) and Not Since You (2009). On television, Mabrey guest-starred on CSI: Miami, House, Desperate Housewives, Mad Men and The Closer. She had the recurring roles in the Lifetime drama series, The Client List, and the ABC fantasy series, Once Upon a Time playing Glinda the Good Witch of the South.[3] Mabley later had a leading role in the science-fiction film Teleios (2017) and co-starred in the drama film Hillbilly Elegy (2020).[4] In 2023, she had a recurring role in the CW series, Gotham Knights.[5]

Personal life edit

Mabrey married actor Ethan Embry on July 17, 2005.[6] Mabrey filed for divorce seven years later on July 25, 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.[7] They began dating again in 2013, and remarried in June 2015. [8] In November 2006, Mabrey and Embry were robbed at gunpoint in their driveway.[9] Mabrey and Embry have homes in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Mabrey also has a stepson from Embry's previous marriage.

She was creatively active on the six-second video app Vine, on which she had over one million followers.[10]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The New Guy Courtney
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave Mia
2005 XXX: State of the Union Charlie Mayweather
2005 One Last Thing... Nikki Sinclaire
2006 Snakes on a Plane Tiffany
2008 San Saba Claire
2008 Redirecting Eddie Oliver's Boardwalk Woman
2009 Not Since You Victoria Gary
2010 Repo Jackie
2012 The Child [de] Carina Freitag
2014 Teacher of the Year Kate Carter
2016 Holiday Breakup Spaghetti Girl
2017 Teleios Iris Duncan Best Actress – International Independent Film Awards
2020 Hillbilly Elegy Bonnie (Mamaw in her 30s)

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 LateLine Inga Episode: "Gale Gets a Life"
2002 Angel Allison Episode: "Provider"
2003 CSI: Miami Celine Wilcox Episode: "Extreme"
2004 Species III Sara Television film
2005 House Jenny Episode: "Control"
2006 Windfall Jill Episode: "Running with the Devil"
2007 Final Approach Sela Jameson Television film
2007 Without a Trace Keira Jennings Episode: "Fight/Flight"
2008 Monk Sister Sally Episode: "Mr. Monk Joins a Cult"
2008 Desperate Housewives Marisa Mayer Episode: "Opening Doors"
2009 Rules of Engagement Erika Episode: "Sex Toy Story"
2009 Mad Men Shelly Episode: "Out of Town"
2010 Memphis Beat Alex 3 episodes
2012 In Plain Sight Stacy Arnett / Stacy Wilson Episode: "The Merry Wives of Witsec"
2012 The Closer Audrey Rangel Episode: "Fool's Gold"
2012 Vegas Jodie Kent Episode: Pilot
2012 Holiday High School Reunion Tory Feldman Television film
2013 The Trainer Alex Television film
2013 The Client List Lisa Munsey 3 episodes
2013 The Glades Cindy Pavlin Episode: "Three's Company"
2014 Once Upon a Time Glinda the Good Witch of the South 2 episodes
2014 SHFTY: Super Happy Fun Time, Yay! Gwenda / Russian Prostitute Episodes: "Couch Boyfriend", "Bear Cop"
2014 Llama Cop Irina Foley Episode: "Llaw and Order"
2014 Reckless Cathy Benjamin Episode: "Parting Shots"
2016 Parental Indiscretion Eilzabeth 2 episodes
2016 Still the King Allison 2 episodes
2016 A Bunch of Dicks Billie Miniseries
2017 Escaping Dad Erin Television film; originally titled Amber Alert
2017 The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell Herself Episode: "Sunny Mabrey"
2017 The Librarians Fortuna Episode: "And the Steal of Fortune" (season 4)
2017 Typical Rick Annabelle Episode: "Southern Uncomfort"
2017 In the Rough Holly Sanders 7 episodes
2018 The Perfect Mother Stella Marshall Television film; also known as Almost Perfect
2018 The Wrong Patient Dr. Katie Jones Television film; also known as A Body to Die For and Killer Body
2019 Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays Maggie Ellis Television film
2022 Cobra Kai Elizabeth-Anne Rooney Episode: "Extreme Measures" (season 5)
2023 Gotham Knights Crystal Brown 3 episodes

Music videos edit

Year Title Artist(s)
1999 "Nookie" Limp Bizkit
"Amazed" Lonestar

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sunny Mabrey - Rotten Tomatoes".
  2. ^ "Species III - Rotten Tomatoes". September 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana (February 13, 2014). "'Once Upon a Time' Casts Glinda the Good Witch".
  4. ^ Scott, A. O. (November 23, 2020). "'Hillbilly Elegy' Review: I Remember Mamaw" – via
  5. ^ Campione, Katie (January 25, 2023). "Ethan Embry & Sunny Mabrey To Recur On The CW's 'Gotham Knights'".
  6. ^ "Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey to Divorce : Mobile". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  7. ^ "'Can't Hardly Wait' Star Getting Divorced". 24 July 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Ethan Embry remarries second wife". October 13, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ethan Embry Held Up & Fires Back?". November 29, 2006. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "20 Compelling Reasons To Follow Sunny Mabrey On Vine". BuzzFeed. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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