Abigail Hawk

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Abigail Hawk
Abigail Diane Gustafson

Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Spouse(s)Bryan Spies
Children2 sons

Abigail Hawk (born Abigail Diane Gustafson in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress known for playing Samantha Bonner in the 1995 television series Reality Check, Detective Abigail Baker in Blue Bloods (2010–present), and Ellie in Almost Paris.[1] For her performance in Almost Paris, Hawk won the Best Actress award at the 2017 Golden Door Film Festival.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hawk attended the North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences, in Sandy Springs, Georgia. While a student, she appeared in the TV series Reality Check. She received a bachelor of fine arts in theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004.


At first she found a number of small parts in productions including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Across the Universe.

In 2010, Hawk began her long-running role on Blue Bloods. In that series, she plays Detective 1st Grade Abigail Baker, a member of the Police Commissioner's (Detective) Squad who serves as the primary aide to Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck). Hawk's character was introduced in the first season of the series (although Detective Baker's name was shown as "Det. Melissa Baker" in the closing credits, it was changed to "Det. Abigail Baker" in subsequent episodes). Since that time, Hawk has appeared in all but a handful of episodes (over 200 through season 11), despite being billed as "Special Guest Star".

She also appeared in Body of Proof, season one, episode three titled "Talking Heads," in 2011.

In 2016, she played the main character, Riley Thomas, in the holiday TV movie A Christmas in Vermont.[3][4] That same year, she played Ellie in Domenica Cameron-Scorsese's directorial debut Almost Paris,[1] for which she won the "Best Actress" award at the 2017 Golden Door Film Festival.[2]

In October 2017, Hawk was a guest of honor at the Spring Gala of HeartShare Human Services of New York, and received the Linda Dano Award.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Across the Universe Protester / Flower Child Uncredited
2008 The Unidentified Sara
2010 The Tragedy of Maria Macabre Maria Macabre Short film
2016 Almost Paris Ellie Winner, "Best Actress", 2017 Golden Door Film Festival[2]
2016 A Christmas in Vermont Riley Thomas Television film[3][4]
2018 Rich Boy, Rich Girl Mia
2019 Bubble Girl Eva Young
2020 Joy & Hope Denise
2020 The Only Woman in the World Erin
2020 Brother's Keeper Ashley Mitchell
2020 The Wrong Path Bonnie Lang
2021 Assault on va-33 Mrs. Welch


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Reality Check Samantha Bonner 14 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paramedic Episode: "Informed"
2010–present Blue Bloods Det. Abigail Baker Supporting role
2011 Body of Proof Jenny Avery Episode: "Talking Heads"
2012 Are We There Yet? Gina Episode: "The Quarantine Episode"
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Chloe Episode: "Red Velvet If You Please"
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Maggie Householder Episode: "The Undiscovered Country"


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Bromance Melissa Web series; 4 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Watch: first trailer for Domenica Cameron-Scorsese's debut 'Almost Paris'".
  2. ^ a b c "The Girl Who Invented Kissing", "Almost Paris", and "Brooklyn in July" Are Big Winners At 2017 Golden Door International Film Festival". New Jersey Stage. October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "A holiday TV programming guide from Charlie Brown to new movies". 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Locally made holiday movie premieres on ION Television". 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "'Blue Bloods' star wins HeartShare award". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 6, 2017. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.

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