Things You Didn’t Know About Days Of Our Lives Star Marci MillerPublished on June 6, 2017. Updated January 18, 2022
When Kate Mansi left the coveted Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) Abigail Deveraux role, fans were saddened by her exit. Even though fans would miss her, life goes on in the land of Salem and it wasn’t long before Marci Miller stepped in to fill her shoes. Miller is talented, beautiful, and has done a tremendous job jumping right into DOOL. She mixes in with the cast very well, but that’s not all there is to know about this incredible soap opera actress. Below are some things you may not know about Marci Miller.
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10. Her Mom Is A DOOL Fan Through And Through
Marci Miller’s mom was surely over the moon when her daughter got recast into the Deveraux role. She’s a huge fan of the show and Marci said she remembers watching the soap with her mom when she was a little girl. How big of a fan is Marci’s mom? Her little sister was named after popular character, Kayla Brady. If that doesn’t scream DOOL super fan, we’re not sure what would!
9. Her Name
While her younger sister was named after DOOL’s Kayla character, Marci’s name paid homage to someone who was closer to her family. Miller got her name from her grandma, Marcia Jo Scurlock. This is why her name is spelled ending in ‘i’ versus ‘y.’
8. Small-Town Girl
Miller has had no problem mixing in well with the good folks of Salem, and that’s probably because she is used to small-town living! Coming from the farming town of North Liberty, Indiana, with an approximate population of about 1,900, Miller was born and raised a small-town girl. No wonder she’s been able to play Abigail Deveraux like a pro from the get-go!
7. She Has A Voice
Growing up, Miller practiced ballet and also dived into productions. While she was shy, it wasn’t until she took part in her high school play Godspell that her mom really noticed a greater talent she possessed — singing. When it was time for college, Marci headed to the Bethel College close to her hometown, to study Vocal Arts, and minored in Musical Theatre.
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6. Back-Up Plan
When Miller first attended Bethel College, she did have a back-up plan: nursing. She enrolled in some nursing courses, but all the other classes she took were in music and theater. About a year and a bit into college, a professor who she took private voice lessons with advised her that she could make a career out of singing and acting. She would move to Kentucky for a brief moment and then head to LA. The rest is history.
5. Wedded Bliss
After College, she and boyfriend (at the time) Ryan Matteson got married. While Marci may have been considered quite young to tie the knot by today’s standards, it’s clear the two have a very special relationship, one that can be followed on Marci’s social media. She constantly posts pictures of her and her hubby together, engaging in fun and cuddly activities, sometimes referring to Ryan as her ‘favorite human.’
4. Lover Of All Things Organic
It’s no secret that Marci has an incredible figure, and much of that may have to do with her diet and what she puts into her body. It doesn’t hurt that hubby Ryan is the owner of KaleCart, a service that delivers organic produce in Los Angeles from local farms within Southern California. Marci also helps Ryan out with the family business, whenever her DOOL schedule allows her to do so.
3. Marathon Runner
Miller’s great physique can’t only be attributed to the way she eats, but also by remaining active! Turns out she likes to run. She likes it so much that she adds ‘endurance runner’ to her list of personal hobbies. In total, the DOOL actress has finished four marathons. Wonder how Abigail Deveraux would fare in a long-distance run…?
2. DOOL Colleagues
Marci gets along well with all her DOOL cast-mates. During a December 2016 Soap Opera Digest interview, she revealed that her dressing room neighbors are Greg Vaughan (Eric) on one side, and current Y&R cast member Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Dario) on the other. She also stated that she hangs out with Camila Banus (Gabi) and Sal Stowers (Lani) the most outside of the set.
1. Spelling Bee Champ
She sings, acts, eats organically, and she’s a runner! What else could shock a DOOL fan about Marci Miller? Well, she’s pretty good with words, too. One would have to be incredible memorizing words to work on a soap and perhaps her years as spelling bee champ in school helped with her now hectic DOOL schedule of learning lines in a pinch. During her younger school years, Marci was the state spelling champ…four times. Clearly, she’s not only talented, but a smarty pants too!