Donzaleigh was born in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia during the Civil Rights Movement. She briefly attended the Northside High School for the Performing Arts, before attending and graduating from George School, in Pennsylvania.
- Ghost Dad
- 59 Seconds
- Red Riding Hood
- Stranger in My House
- Camp Nowhere
- She was able to join her parents and witness first-hand many significant events of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Her family was very close to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., another prominent figure of the Civil Rights Movement.
- According to her, children from both families would hold performances for their parents on these occasions with Yolanda King, one of King's daughters, acting as the director and Dr. King filming the performances. She acknowledges that "that's really when she started acting."
- She shares the same last name with Lindsay Abernathy, who played fellow Woodbury citizen, Rowan, though they are not related.