Born in New York City, Ashley's penchant for the performing arts started early with roles in school plays and community theater occupying most of her middle and high school years. It wasn’t until college, when she was studying Pre-Med, that she realized her true passions lay in storytelling. She applied and was accepted into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in theater at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and minored in producing through a joint program at the Film and Television school and Stern School of Business.
After earning her BFA, she moved to Los Angeles where she enjoys working both in front of and behind the camera. She was part of the development team at Lynda Obst Productions while starring in a short about sex trafficking called Beautiful Chaos. Her first featured independent role came as Taylor in Ripe, which premiered at the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival in Miami in 2015.
Ashley is most passionate about creating stories and content that are inclusive of the voices of women and people of color. A self-professed "nerd," she hosted a show aptly titled The Nerdy Nedd Show on Super News by MoviePilot, where she discussed how these ideas and voices are becoming more culturally mainstream and accepted in Hollywood. She is currently working on a new show and other projects that promote and celebrate diversity.