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Abigail Esmena Wikipedia: Filipino-American Actress and Director



Facts of Abigail Esmena

Birth Date1989
Full NameAbigail Esmena Froehle
Other NameAbigail Esmena Froehle
OccupationActor, Writer, Director
Birth CityLos Angeles, California
Birth CountryAmerica
Gender IdentityFemale
No Of Children2
Height163 cm
EducationUniversity of Kentucky
FilmographyShe-Hulk: Attorney at Law
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Abigail Esmena, aka Abigail Esmena Froehle is a Filipino-American actress, director, writer, and producer. She is also the owner and studio director of The AuditionRoom513. The company gives training for film, visual artists, and voice-over work.  

She is best known for her roles in films and television shows such as Capes: The Series, Don't Tell a Soul, They/Them/Us, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. 

As a director, she directed a few episodes of the television series Presenting in 2021. 

So, what are Abigail Esmena's age and height? What about her relationship status—is she married or dating? Does she have children? How much is her net worth? We have all the details here. 

Abigail Esmena-Age And Height 

Abigail Esmena was reportedly born in 1989 in Los Angeles and is currently 33 years old. She is 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) tall. 

Esmena lives a very private life and mostly stays out of the media limelight, which may be the reason that there are no details on her family life, including her parents. 

Source: [email protected]_esmena
Abigail Esmena recreating her baby pose

However, as per her social media, she has a younger brother.

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Academic Qualification 

According to her linked bio, Abigail Esmena joined Ludlow High School and graduated with a Commonwealth Diploma in 2006. 

She was a valedictorian and also a class president, a Kentucky Governor's Scholar, a Loyce Meadows Award recipient, and a National Scholastic Silver Key Award winner during her high school days. 

The actress joined the University of Kentucky in 2006 to study BFA, theatre, and broadcast journalism. She graduated in 2009. 

At the university, Esmena was involved in UK Channel 50 Executive of Advertising, Delta Zeta, and the Lady WomCats Club Basketball Team. 

Source: [email protected]_esmena
Abigail Esmena

Also, she studied journalism, writing for mass media, world politics, public Public Speaking, and political theory. 

Likewise, after graduation, the actress/director joined Northern Kentucky University, majoring in BA, Electronic Media & Broadcasting, Theatre, and Communication. 

She worked on the NKU Sports Show (filmed, directed, edited, voiced over, interviewed, and hosted). Abigail graduated in 2011.

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Career Highlights 

Abigail Esmena is the director and owner of The AuditionRoom513, also is a member of SAG-Aftra, and is a working actor, producer, and director.  

Linked In describes her as: 

Owner and studio director of The AuditionRoom513, Cincinnati's dedicated training ground for film-actor's, visual artists, and voice over work. As a member of SAG-Aftra and a working actor, producer, and director for more than a decade, Abi is using her expertise in the field of film and television to help other actors pursue the same dream in the midwest and beyond. The AR513 studio is also a resource for local & regional film programs who seek actors for their student/indie film projects.  

Esmena initially worked as a marketing coordinator at Carrabba's Italian Grill in January 2007 for nine months. 

I was in charge of establishing and building business partnerships between Carrabba's and surrounding businesses, such as hotels, retailers, etc. to encourage them to use Carrabba's for all of their needs (catering, meeting rooms, events, etc.).

Then, for eleven months, Abigail worked at the NKU Sports Show as a host and reporter. 

I started off working with the NKU Sports Show as a videographer for Mens/Womens Soccer and sports reporter. The duties I performed included filming, editing, interviewing, scripting, and completing sports packages for a weekly sports show broadcast on open circuit cable television.  

Similarly, the 33-year-old joined Clear Channel Communications as an account executive for seven months, from August 2011 to February 2012. 

As an account executive at Clear Channel Atlanta Entertainment & Media, I managed client accounts and acted as a media consultant for clients and advertisers to increase their revenue, success, and reach in the business mecca of the United States. 

Likewise, Esmena became the CEO and co-founder of The IXV Agency in January 2012. 

Source: [email protected]_esmena 
Abigail Esmena-owner and studio director of The AuditionRoom513 

The IXV Agency was started as an Artist Development company that helps independent (and signed) artists progress and develop in their career. We have recently expanded into Artist Management as well for artists nearly to the point of popular exposure and label readiness.  

Also, she was a feature entertainment bartender at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where she worked for nearly seven years. 

Later, from October 2014 to March 2021, she worked as a union shop steward at Jack Casino in Cincinnati.  

I represent the collective bargaining unit at Jacks Casino in Cincinnati and handle their everyday issues and grievances with upper management. 

Additionally, Esmena was also an improv actor for an American Immersion Theater. Also, she was a model at Heyman Talent Artist Agency, BMG Models, and TalentBMG. 

In 2021, she was also an executive secretary at Women in Film Cincinnati for nearly two years.  

As of now, she is the owner of AuditionRoom513. The company offers "commercial, film/TV courses, voice over training, private audition coaching, virtual coaching, on-set coaching, digital downloads, casting needs, and professional audition taping & editing services for actors of all ages and levels". 

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Abigail Esmena's Popular Movies And TV Shows 

Abigail Esmena started her career as an actor in 2009. She appeared in the movie Ruin as Jamie. 

Similarly, she made her television debut in 2012 in the television series Capes: The Series as Hellkat/Tabitha. 

IMDb describes the show as: 

A normal day in the life of our heroes, Balding Man and Slush rescue two children from peril. But things turn south, as one hero become too loquacious. 

The show starred actors such as Iabou Windimere, Preston Ritter, Eric Wocher, and Nick Monger. 

Esmena appeared in four episodes titled Meter Maid Madness, Evil's Day Off, Everyone Loves Backstory, and No Rescue Needed. 

Source: [email protected]_esmena
Abigail Esmena on the sets of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Some of her movie and TV roles over the years are listed below:

Movie/TV ShowsRole
SlasherGossiping Girl in Library
Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'lePool Party Girl
And Then I GoBudzinkski's Mom
Goodbye for NowCrystal
Episode: The Attempt
ScrapsMarie Santos
Don't Call it a RelapseFontaine Leck (Voice)
Hard KillWaitress
Don’t Tell a SoulOfficer Crane
MixerDaddy Girl
Terror TripsGeorge
They/Them/UsSuburban Woman

In 2022, the Filipino-American actress made her Marvel debut. She had a brief role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. She appeared as Bridesmaid #2 in an episode titled Just Jen. 

As for her upcoming projects, Abigail Esmena is appearing in Anthony Rory Tran's directorial venture, Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. 

She will also play an important role in the upcoming Sosie Bacon, Steven Ogg, and Alex Roe-starring movie Hazard. Her character's name is Amelia Tremble. 

Likewise, Abigail is starring in the upcoming TV movie A Merry Single Christmas as Nola and in Hauntology as Jade. 

As a director, she directed a few episodes of the television series Presenting, starring Rajiim A. Gross, Megan Dettone, and Daphne Matthews. 

She directed an episode titled "Ex-Wife's Revenge" in 2021. Also, her other two directed episodes, titled Intuition and Significant Others, are set to be released in 2023.

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How Much Is Her Net Worth?  

Abigail Esmena is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million as of 2022. Her primary source of income comes from her work as the director and owner of The AuditionRoom513. 

Also, she is an actor, director, and producer. According to sources, an actor's average annual salary in the United States is $43k: the highest-paid 25% earn around $60k, while the lowest-paid 25% earn around $28k. 

In addition, the average yearly salary of a director and producer in the United States is $83427 and $56,762 respectively. 

Salary ranges can vary depending on factors like experience, talent, additional skills, and the number of years. 

Source: [email protected]_esmena
Abigail Esmena Net Worth

Similarly, Esmena has also been involved in much voluntary work for many years. For nearly three years, she was a media specialist with the ICRC. She was also a donor to a charity.

The actress/director also worked as a Creek Restorationist in Kentucky in the National Honor Society. 

Likewise, Esmena was an active participant in LGBTQ community events and the Pride Parade for Caesars Entertainment Corporation. 

Also, she was involved in hero events at Caesars Entertainment Corporation. 

I participated in a community clean up event that involved planting new trees and cleaning the streets in a neighborhood that is no stranger to drugs and crime. Since this event, the neighborhood has seen an increase in other community action plans and volunteer activities to further grow the area for the better. 

She was also a volunteer in Make A Wish Of Southern Ohio. 

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Who Is Her Husband? Any Children? 

As mentioned earlier, Abigail Esmena is a very private person, and little is known about her family life. 

However, after doing some social media sleuthing, we found that she is a mother of two. She has two children; sons named Tai and Kawai.

Reportedly, she had her first child at the age of 21. But, there is no further information about her family life including her baby daddy.  

Source: [email protected]_esmena 
Abigail Esmena with her two children; sons named Tai and Kawai

Regarding her relationship status, she is not married but is in a relationship with the director, cinematographer, producer, and editor Mark A. Hood. 

He is credited as an editor for his work on the Chung Ching and Chin Music shorts. Similarly, as a producer, he is known for his work on the documentaries Hardface and Chung Ching. 

Likewise, he was a cinematographer and director for Hardface, Chung Ching, and Chin Music. 

The couple seems to have been in a relationship for a long time and is quite serious about each other. 

Abigail, on the occasion of her partner's birthday, shared her most heartfelt birthday wish, which gave us glimpses of their successful relationship.

Source: [email protected]_esmena
Abigail Esmena with her boyfriend Mark A. Hood. 

She wrote: 

I was about to switch teams. And then I met @markhoodfilms . Sorry ladies, we almost had it. But I actually found one of the last of the markhicans and looks like this one’s gonna be around a while ❤️

She also revealed how the duo first met. As per the post, they met at the check-in desk of Women In Film Cincinnati event in 2021.  

"I went looking for new contacts in the industry. He went looking for an Abi before his next bday." 

She continued: 

I love you more than words. You’re the kindest, sweetest, funniest, inspiring, hardest working, most uplifting, beautiful human inside & out that I’ve ever met and I’m eternally grateful to celebrate you today and every day. 

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Updated On Mon Nov 14 2022 Published OnFri Nov 11 2022 By riley

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