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Abby Donovan
Paula Malcomson
Played by Paula Malcomson

Ray's wife Abby enjoys the spoils of Ray's success in LA but maintains a deep sense of commitment to her family. She desperately wants to get out of the Valley and into the neighborhoods, social circles, and schools of the true Hollywood elite, even though this South Boston woman often feels out of her league. Abby is weary of turning a blind eye to Ray's philandering and the unusual demands of his job, and she tries everything she can think of to achieve happiness.

Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paula Malcomson has had a diverse career across film, television, and stage. She recently completed work on the final HUNGER GAMES installment, appearing in the role of Katniss’ mother in all four films.
She can also be seen in the indie film GRASS STAINS opposite Tye Sheridan, set to be released later this year. Her film work includes THE GREEN MILE, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, and TOMBSTONE, to name a few, but she is perhaps best known for playing Trixie in the critically acclaimed television drama DEADWOOD, and was nominated for a SAG Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2007. Her work in television has continued with the starring role in CAPRICA, and in standout roles in OHN FROM CINCINNATI, LIE TO ME, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and FRINGE.
She will next star in WOOLLY FACES, a period piece based on the Northern Irish hunger strikes, to be directed by Pearse Elliott.