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Abby Damen


Abby Damen got her big break in 2009 with Emmy-nominated web series Reservoir Hill  although her big scenes arrived in the second season, when she went up against lead character Beth. Damen followed it with three seasons on the light-hearted Girl vs Boy, as "Norwegian stalker" Kjesten. The 48 Hour Film Competition veteran was named Best Actor in the 2014 contest for her role as a vengeful wife in Dick Off. Damen has also acted in TV movie Doubt: The Scott Watson Case and was nominated for an NZ Web Fest award for The Watercooler. She also works as a copywriter, and co-founded dance fitness company Shut Up and Dance.  

The character I play in this is my favourite character to date. I know this is just a short film, but if I wanted to look into her, she's totally flawed; annoying, rude and thoughtless, despite being a nurse - someone whose job it is to be kind, compassionate and caring. Abby Damen on her role in The Watercooler, on her website