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Persia White (born October 25, 1972) is an American actress and musician who plays Abby Bennett in The Vampire Diaries. She is known for playing Lynn Searcy on the sitcon Girlfriends. She is a member on an industrial rock band "XEO3", also is a solo singer which in 2009 released her debut album.


Persia White

In one word, Persia White can be described as prolific. An actress, musician, producer and animal rights activist, she is best known for her lead in the popular CW series "Girlfriends." Driven by her passion to change the world, Persia co-produced the award winning documentary film "Earthlings", narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, and is also involved in the series "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet. Persia is a board member of the Humane Society of the United States, as well as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She is the co-founder of Echoed Images, a new production company whose mission is to create conscious, world-changing media. She is a proud member of PETA.


  • She is a human and animal rights advocate and an environmentalist.
  • She was honored by the PETA as a 2005 Humanitarian of the Year.
  • She is also a board member for the Human Society of the United States of America at the Sea Shepard Conversation Society.
  • She is an active member of Global Green and Farm Sanctuary.
  • She is not a member of the Church of Scientology and publicly announced it on Twitter to stop rumors of her affiliation.


Year Title Type Role
2017 Cargo Berneice
2012-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Abby Bennett Wilson
2017 Wichita Raven
2015 Desiree Jack
2014 Castle Ridge TV Series Kerry 'Coach K' Butler
2013 Revelation Short
2012 Mafia Mel
2012 No More Games Morgan
2012 Black November Tracey
2012 Guardian of Eden Clarke
2012 The Marriage Chronicles Marcia Anson
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Trenyce
2010 Kiss the Bride Video Trina
2009 Spoken Word Shea
2000-2008 Girlfriends TV Series Lynn
2007 Everyday Joe Short Gina
2007 The Fall of Night Dawn
2005 Unscripted TV Series Flirty Girl
2001 Angel TV Series Agnes 'Aggie' Belfleur
2000 Stalled Leanne
2000 Red Letters Vanessa Cody
2000 Operation Sandman TV Movie Private Winslow
1999 Blood Dolls Black Baby
1999 Another World TV Series Kineisha 'K.C.' Burrell
1999 Clueless TV Series Veronica
1999 The Steve Harvey Show TV Series Monique
1998 Malcolm & Eddie TV Series Sharon
1998 Brooklyn South TV Series Cinnamon
1997-1998 Breaker High TV Series Denise Williams
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction TV Series Molly
1996-1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Aura
1997 The Parent 'Hood TV Series Alexis
1997 Sister, Sister TV Series Anya
1997 The Burning Zone TV Series Jenny
1997 Weird Science TV Series Kim
1996 Frankie D.
1996 Suddenly TV Movie Trina
1996 Goode Behavior TV Series Trish
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class TV Series Heather
1996 Malibu Shores TV Series Listener
1996 NYPD Blue TV Series Margie
1995 The Client TV Series Black Female Student
1994 Blue Chips (uncredited)
1993 Last Action Hero Persia White (uncredited)


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  • She has a daughter.
  • She's a vegan.
  • She married her former co-star Joseph Morgan on July 5, 2014 in intimate ceremony in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.[1][2]


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