Although she has made a niche for herself in the genres of drama and fantasy, Persia White is probably most known for her nine seasons of work on the successful TV series Girlfriends. White was raised in the Bahamas but eventually relocated to her birthplace of Miami with her family for better medical care for her ailing father. In her teenage years she studied acting, dancing, signing and studio art, which ultimately led to her decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue and acting career. Her success in the acting industry was almost immediate, landing roles in several indie films and appearances in many well known TV series such as NYPD Blues, Saved by the Bell, Sister Sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Clueless. In 2000, she landed her biggest role as Lynn Searcy in Girlfriends up until the show’s end in 2008. Currently, White plays Abby Bennet in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries.