Abbey Rhyne is a precious young actress who’s equally at home on stage or in front of the camera. In just a short amount of time she’s accumulated an impressive line of credits. I fell in love with her in the Mayflower Elementary series and was excited to cast her as Vanna in The Good Book


How old were you when you had your first acting role?

My family moved to Nashville in November of 2010. A friend invited me to audition for Lifesong Theatre’s Production of Annie. I didn’t have any acting experience, but I had just discovered a love for singing, so I decided to audition. I was cast as “Molly” and fell in love with acting! I was 10 years old.


What theater roles have you had?

Les Miserables (Little Cosette) Lipscomb University, Showmance  (Tavy Miller) Theater Bug, Barefoot Children in the City of Ward (Genevieve) Theater Bug, Blackbeard the Pirate (Mermaid) Missoula Children’s Theatre, The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox) Street Theatre Company, and Annie (Molly) Lifesong Theatre Group.

My next theater role will be this winter in The Theater Bug’s production of Oddly Puddle.


When did you first discover film acting?

In January 2012, I was cast in NWP’s film Calling All Zeros. I was 11 years old. I had a lot of fun on this project because much of it was filmed in a tree house and we had a food fight!  


What film/tv/video projects have you been a part of?

Quick Kick Milkshake Maker, The Good Book, The Song, Nashville, Mayflower Elementary, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, Halloween Safety PSA,  Gospel Project’s Mary and Joseph, and Calling All Zeros. 


What faith-based films have you been in?

Calling all Zeros, The Song,  and The Good Book.


What has been your most challenging role to date?

I played the role of “Little Cosette” in Lipscomb University’s production of Les Miserables this fall. It was challenging because it was the first time I’ve worked with college students, local professionals and Chuck Wagner, who is a Broadway actor. It was also the biggest stage I’ve ever worked on and it’s a huge show. I loved every minute of it! 


Which do you prefer – theater or film?

As much as I love working on film, the theater is a little more my taste. I love to be up on a stage in front of a live audience. I love to be in the moment with the audience and hear and feel their reactions.


What is your dream role?

My dream stage role is Eponine in Les Miserables. Also I would love to be a part of a non-animated version of Frozen and play either Elsa or Ana.



About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. Her movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe, aired on multiple television networks, and sold in stores and online outlets throughout English speaking countries. She's accumulated dozens of festival accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, numerous Best of Fest awards, and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. She's passionate about storytelling and loves entertaining and inspiring audiences.


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