Darby Leigh Stanchfield (5' 7" (1.7 m) born on April 29, 1971 in Kodiak, Alaska, USA, where her father owned a successful commercial fishing business, is an American actress. She received a Masters in Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Currently married to Joseph Mark Gallegos (2009 - present), and is the niece of legendary Disney Studios animator, Walt Stanchfield, whose work includes major features The Jungle Book (1967), The Aristocats (1970), and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). She is best known for her role as Abby Whelan in the ABC political drama series Scandal. Stanchfield is also known for roles as April Green in the CBS post-apocalyptic drama series Jericho, and as Helen Bishop in the AMC period drama series Mad Men.