A slave who grew up in the household of Anna Strong's father, Abigail is not just Anna's former housemaid, but her confidante.
Sent by Major Hewlett to work as a servant for John André, Abigail became a trusted member of his household, but was actually sending intelligence back to Anna, hidden in gifts for her son, Cicero. As the second season came to a close, however, Abigail's reunion with Cicero caused her to reconsider spying for the Patriot cause. Abigail found herself at the opposite extreme in Season 3, carrying secret messages between John André and Peggy Shippen in Philadelphia. Compelled to lie to each of them, Abigail grew uncomfortable with her role in the Ring, especially as she was the one who passed the secret that Benedict Arnold had turned traitor, contributing to John André's death.
Abigail realizes that living in fear of patriot slave-catchers is not for her or Cicero. She is prepared to do anything to protect her son, especially when a blast from the past comes knocking at her door...
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Idara Victor grew up in Long Island where her interest in performing began at a young age. Her studies in higher education brought her to the undergrad program of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. While in college, she explored acting, and after school, Victor returned to New York City where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and was quickly cast in the revival of Les Miserables. From there, she continued to work both on Broadway and on various television shows, including award-winning series like Law & Order and Mad Men. In addition to her role on TURN: Washington’s Spies, Victor was a series regular on the popular TNT series, Rizzoli & Isles.
Victor resides in Los Angeles, CA.