Sleepy Hollow Character Profile: Abbie Mills


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She’s a police lieutenant in the small town of Sleepy Hollow, located in upstate New York.  However, Grace Abigail “Abbie” Mills’ road to law enforcement wasn’t an easy one.  After Abbie and her younger sister Jenny were taken away from their mother, who suffered from a mental breakdown, the girls were placed in foster care.  When the sisters saw four strange white trees and what looked like a demon in the woods, Abbie and Jenny blacked out from the incident.  Four days later, they were found.  But the authorities didn’t believe their story. Afraid she would be placed in a mental facility like their mother, Abbie lied and said she saw nothing.  This estranged her from sister Jenny, who continued to try and make people believe her.

Years later, Abbie went down a path that would surely lead to prison.  However, Sheriff August Corbin’s interest and support in her got her on the straight and narrow. This led Abbie to an interested in law enforcement.

She was on her way to training at the FBI Academy Quantico when Abbie witnessed yet another unexplained incident.

Now, Abbie is a Witness along with Ichabod Crane, a former Revolutionary War soldier who came to the furture.

As played by Nikki Beharie, Abbie Mills is a strong, capable young woman who is not afraid to risk anything, even her life to save the world from evil.  She’s battled demons and the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse to save humanity from hell on Earth.  Yet, she is patient as she teachers Ichabod how to navigate the modern world.

With season 3 of Sleepy Hollow coming, it’s a sure bet that Abbie will face more evil and danger.  But it’s also guaranteed that this young woman won’t back down.

Sleepy Hollow season 3 premieres Thursday, October 1 9/8c pm on FOX.

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