I'm from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and I attended the University of Alabama. I received a bachelors degree in economics, then moved to Chicago for my graduate studies. Currently, I am working on my masters in digital filmmaking at DePaul University, as well as studying acting at Act One Studios and Second City. Also, I am working on a production of, "The Creditors," with Rendition Theatre. Some people call me James, some call me Michael, but most call me Abbey.