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Sunny Mabrey is the American actress who portrays Glinda on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Sunny Mabrey was born in Gadsden, Alabama to Estra Reynolds and Larry Mabrey. At four years old, her family relocated to Rainbow City where she grew up and attended Southside High School as a clarinet player and was a majorette in the Panther Band. She graduated early from high school in 1993 at age seveenteen and was studying at Gadsden State Community College when her potential as a model was encouraged by one of her mother's old classmates. After travelling to Orlando, Florida for a photo shoot, Sunny accepted modeling work in Miami and Paris. She came back to the United States to complete her education, earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Mobile, majoring in theater and minoring in art, and then resumed her modeling career. She was the focus of The Gap's khakis advertisement in a campaign shot by Steven Meisel; one of the world's top fashion photographers, which helped to launch her film career.[2]

Her first movie role was in the 2002 teen comedy film The New Guy, starring DJ Qualls, Elisha Dushku, Zooey Deschanel and Lyle Lovett. Sunny was also in xXx: State of the Union, Snakes on a Plane, A Midsummer Night's Rave, One Last Thing..., San Saba, Not Since You, Repo, The Child and Teacher of the Year. In television, she has had guest roles on The Closer and In Plain Sight, followed up by a recurring role on Memphis Beat in 2010 and a 2009 appearance on Mad Men. Her other television credits through the years have included LateLine, Angel, CSI: Miami, House, Windfall, Final Approach, Without a Trace Monk, Desperate Housewives and Rules of Engagement.[2]

Sunny was married to fellow Once Upon a Time actor Ethan Embry from July 17, 2005 until 2012.[3] The couple got together again in 2013, and remarried in June 2015.[4]


  • Sang for her Gadsden-based church, Dwight Baptist, and also participated in college chorale.[2]
  • Likes writing, doing sketch comedy and playing guitar.[2]
  • Her former band was called The Memory Thief.[2]


External links


  1. Sunny Mabrey. Famous Birthdays. Retrieved on September 8, 2019. “BIRTHDAY November 28, 1975”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Bailey, Greg (July 31, 2012). Sunny Mabrey: Southside High graduate's career span from 'Gap girl' to TV, film roles. The Gadsden Times.
    Note that at the time of September 8, 2019, the website seems to be unavailable to computers in the European Economic Area (EEA), due to the General Data Protection Regulation. For users located in the EEA, visit Internet Archive's back-up copy:
    Bailey, Greg (July 31, 2012). Sunny Mabrey: Southside High graduate's career span from 'Gap girl' to TV, film roles. The Gadsden Times. Archived from the original on September 8, 2019.
  3. Toomey, Alyssa (July 25, 2012). Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey Divorcing. E!.
  4. WENN (October 13, 2015). Ethan Embry remarries second wife.

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