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Abigail Spencer Looks So Different with Big, Curly Hair in All My Children

The Extended Family star rocked a totally different 'do in the early 2000s. 

By Jackie Manno

Long before her days as Julia on Extended Family, Abigail Spencer starred alongside Josh Duhamel in the soap opera All My Children from 1999 to 2001. There, she looked totally different, but equally as gorgeous. 

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In a rare throwback video, we get to see a cute interaction between Spencer's character, Becca Tyree, and Duhamel's character, Leo du Pres. There, Spencer rocked her signature dark hair in a voluminous, curly style. 

In the clip, Leo tries to woo Becca while at a local beach.

''You know what, Leo? I think I'm starting to understand your twisted mind,'' Becca said while handing Leo a drink.

''Yeah, scary stuff, huh?'' Leo responded slyly. 

''I'm not afraid of you,'' Becca said playfully. 

''Well you should be,'' Leo teased. 

''Maybe you should be afraid of me,'' Becca said.

''Now that is something I'd like to explore,'' Leo said flirtatiously as Becca giggled.  

Check out the moment here

A split of Abigail Spencer and Josh Duhamel

Abigail Spencer's acting career

At the start of her career, Spencer has had guest roles in popular shows such as CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationGilmore GirlsBones, and more.

However, She got her big break when she starred as Dana “Scottie” Scott in the hit USA Network show Suits. Appearing in 15 episodes, Dana was an attorney who had a complicated relationship with the head of Manhattan law firm, Harvey Specter, played by Gabriel Macht. 

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Spencer said that is was her role in Suits that caused her to get recognized by fans consistently. “I really felt the shift. Really and truly,” she said on The Jess Cagle Show on Sirius XM. “I’m just so grateful.”

Abigail Spencer Extended Family

“Everywhere I went it was like, ‘Abigail Spencer. Abigail Spencer!’” she said. “And all my friends were like, ‘When did you get so famous?' and I was like, ‘I don’t know.’”

As for her current role in NBC's new sitcom Extended Family, Spencer plays Julia, who is amicably divorced from Jim (Jon Cryer). The two are co-parenting their two children, while living in the same home, and while Julia is engaged to the owner of the Boston Celtics, Trey, who is played by Donald Faison. Naturally, some hilarious hiccups occur in the process of navigating this family dynamic

In an interview with NBC Insider, Spencer revealed that the original title to the show was called We Thought We Were Done. However, she commented that she prefers the current Extended Family title, as the original ''focuses more on the divorce than the family,” according to her. 

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