Abby's Cast

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales

as Abby

Natalie Morales stars as Abby, a no-nonsense bar owner who has found her true calling hosting friends and newcomers at her unlicensed, makeshift bar in her backyard, on the new NBC comedy "Abby's."

Morales is an actress, writer, filmmaker and activist. Her recent film credits include "Battle of the Sexes," opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Morales recurred on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom," as well as "Girls" and "Parks and Recreation."

Morales has also starred on "Santa Clarita Diet" and recently directed an episode of "Room 104." Morales voices Yolanda Buenaventura on Netflix’s popular animated series "BoJack Horseman."

Additional television credits include "The Grinder," "Trophy Wife," "White Collar" and "The Middleman." Morales also created, directed and starred alongside Michaela Watkins, Martin Starr and Paget Brewster in the Funny or Die series "James Joyce’s Love Letters."

Morales is a proud member of Everytown for Gun Safety’s Creative Council. She was also featured on Out magazine’s Out 100 list in 2018.

Nelson Franklin

Nelson Franklin

as Bill

Nelson Franklin stars as Bill, a newly divorced, cautious worrier and definite non-risk-taker who recently inherited a house from his deceased aunt, only to find out his new tenant runs an illegal bar in the backyard, on NBC's new comedy "Abby's."

Franklin's extensive television credits include "Veep" (for which he won a SAG Award for Best Ensemble Comedy Series), "Black-ish," "New Girl," "The Millers," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Arrested Development."

On the feature side, Franklin's credits include "Battle of the Sexes," "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich," "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" and "Band Aid."

Franklin has also appeared in "Argo," "I Love You, Man," "Jobs," "Hello Ladies: The Movie" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."

Jessica Chaffin

Jessica Chaffin

as Beth

Jessica Chaffin stars as Beth, a harried mom living next door who can escape the madness of her home life while still keeping an eye on things from her perch atop a barstool, on NBC's new comedy "Abby's."

Chaffin is an actress, comedian and writer trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She is best known for being one half of the comedy duo Ronna & Beverly, alongside Jamie Denbo. Chaffin's recent credits include "Pitch Perfect 3," opposite Elizabeth Banks, HBO's "Veep" and Season 2 of "Search Party" on TBS.

Chaffin's additional past credits include "New Girl," "Episodes," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Weeds," "The League" and "Man with a Plan." 

Leonard Ouzts

Leonard Ouzts

as James

Leonard Ouzts stars as James, the gentle scaredy-cat of a bouncer who crumbles in the face of confrontation, on the NBC comedy "Abby's."

Ouzts, a native of Virginia, credits his Southern upbringing for shaping his down-to-earth, observational comedic style. Ouzts' recent credits include Netflix's "Master of None," "Like Father," opposite Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer, and "Set It Up," opposite Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu. Additional credits include TruTV's "Comedy Knockout," MTV's "SafeWord" and "Wild 'N Out." Ouzts will also be in the upcoming film "We Are Unsatisfied," opposite Billy Crystal.

Ouzts has performed stand-up on "Conan," "Adam Devine's House Party" and AXS' "Gotham Comedy Live." He was selected as a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and was named by as one of the 10 Comedians You Need to Know.

Kimia Behpoornia

Kimia Behpoornia

as Rosie

Kimia Behpoornia stars as Rosie, the bar manager who prides herself on having memorized all 162 bar rules and regulations, on the NBC comedy "Abby's."

Behpoornia is a Los Angeles-area native and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television alumna whose recent credits include recurring roles on ABC's "Station 19" and TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything." She has also guest starred on ABC's "Modern Family" and The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."

Behpoornia frequently performs at Los Angeles-area sketch and improv venues, including the Upright Citizens Brigade with the Harold team "Leroy" and Sketch Team "The Summer Of," as well as the Los Angeles-area troupe "Story Pirates" and sketch group "All Male Panel." 

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

as Fred

Neil Flynn stars as Fred, a fixture at the bar who is grateful for a place to enjoy a beer and conversation and refuses to allow some bureaucratic busybody to disrupt his perfect refuge, on the new NBC comedy "Abby's."

Flynn is best known for his starring role on ABC's "The Middle," opposite Patricia Heaton, which recently finished its ninth and final season. Flynn's other acting credits include the feature films "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Mean Girls," "The Fugitive" and "Baby’s Day Out." Additional television credits include "Scrubs," "Seinfeld," "The Drew Carey Show," "That '70s Show," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Boston Public" and "NYPD Blue."

Hailing from Chicago, Flynn became a mainstay at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic and went on to become a member of the Second City comedy troupe. Flynn is a core member of the popular improvisation group "Beer Shark Mice."

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March 28

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