Who is Ashley Newbrough? Wiki Bio
Ashley Newbrough was born in Newport, Rhode Island USA, on 13 October 1987 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds both Canadian and American nationality. Ashley is an actress, perhaps still best known for her portrayal of the lead character, Sage Baker in the comedy drama series “Privileged” which was created by Rina Mimoun. The series aired from early 2008 to mid-2009, and also starred JoAnna Garcia Switcher and Lucy Hale in the story which follows a journalist working as a live-in tutor for two girls who are daughters of a rich businessman. The series won JoAnna a nomination for an ALMA Award for Best Actress in Television – Comedy.
Childhood and education
Ashley was raised an only child by her American father who was the owner of a small store, and her Canadian mother who worked at a local company as a secretary. She spent the first three years of her life in Newport before the family moved to Cambridge in Ontario, when her mother was offered a job there.
Ashley was noticed by a scout while she was attending elementary school, and by the time she was 12 had appeared in many commercials worldwide. She attended a public high school where she was physically active playing soccer and tennis, and was practicing her acting skills at a local theatre. Upon matriculation in 2005, she didn’t enroll at a college but rather focused on becoming a famous actress.
Roles in TV series
Ashley made her debut TV series appearance in 2000, when she portrayed Alice in the episode “The Library of No Return” of the science fiction series “The Zack Files” which starred Robert Clark and Michael Seater, and is about Zack whose town is filled with paranormal events. The series won two awards and was nominated for three others.
In 2003, she won her first supporting role, as Audrey Quinlan in the Canadian teen comedy drama series “Radio Free Roscoe”, and Ashley was shooting for it until 2005 when the series ended. In 2004, she appeared in the episode “Sea of Love” of the Canadian crime drama series “Missing” portraying Cara Copper, and was then invited to star as Alex in the series “The Coven” but the pilot episode wasn’t picked up by any network.
The year 2006 saw Ashley portray Melinda in two episodes of the critically acclaimed Canadian teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, which starred Stefan Brogren and Aislinn Paul, and which follows children attending Degrassi Community School where they have to deal with several taboo issues. The series was a huge hit, winning 43 awards while it was nominated for 99 others, including four Primetime Emmys.
In 2007, Ashley played Sloane McCarthy in four episodes of the Canadian teen drama series “The Best Years” while she also portrayed the supporting character Dallas in the half-hour comedy series “Rent-a-Goalie”, which starred Christopher Bolton and Philip Riccio and follows a man running a business which sells goals at hockey games; the series won three awards and was nominated for 12 others.
Her latest role in a series has been in the American mystery drama series “Mistresses”, in which she portrayed the supporting character Kyra appearing in five episodes in 2013 and 2014.
Roles in movies
Ashley made her debut film appearance in 2002, when she portrayed The Student #2 in the Disney Channel movie “Get a Clue”, starring Lindsay Lohan and Bug Hall and which follows a rich student and her wealthy friends who are trying to solve the case of their missing teacher.
In 2005 Ashley portrayed Marjorie in the American romantic comedy movie “The Perfect Man”, but her scenes didn’t make it to the big screen. She went on to play Doris in the science fiction movie “Kaw” in 2007, which starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Stephen McHattie and is about a town attacked by ravens, while the locals are trying to understand why the ravens are working together.
In 2011, she played Stacie in the short drama movie “Even the Brave”, directed and written by Kyle Sawyer, and her next role in a movie came in 2015 in the romantic comedy “Love Under the Stars”, in which she starred alongside Barry Bostwick and Wes Brown, and which is about a middle-aged woman who finally starts acting as an adult. The following year saw her star in the drama thriller film “You May Now Kill the Bride”, which also starred Tammin Sursok and Rocky Myers, and which follows Nicole and Mark who become engaged, while it is believed that Nicole might kill Mark if he decides not to marry her.
The year 2017 saw Ashley star as Sarah in the comedy family drama “Snowmance” which also starred Jesse Hutch and Adam Hurting, and is about a woman whose ‘Snow Beau’ comes to life with a little help of Christmas magic; the film was nominated for an ACTRA Manitoba Award for Manitoba Project of the Year.
The following year saw her appear in another Christmas movie – “A Merry Christmas Match” – playing the leading role as a woman who falls in love with a man who enters her small store during the holidays.
Some of Ashley’s latest roles in movies have been in the short action film “Sworn”, which was directed by Wesley Quinn – which won him a May Award for Best Action Short at Hollywood Just4Shorts – and the romantic drama film “Christmas Love Letter”, in which she starred alongside Tilky Jones and Chante Bowser and which is about a woman who goes back to her hometown to find love again.
Love life and relationships. Is she married?
Ashley has been keeping the details of her love life hidden from the media’s attention, but it is known that she has been dating Matt Shively since 2018 when they met on the set of a movie they were both cast to appear in.
The two have since attended multiple events together, and occasionally upload pictures of themselves together onto their social media network accounts.
Matthew James Shively, Jr. was born in Hanford, California USA, on 15 September 1990 and is an actor perhaps still best known for his portrayal of Ryan Laserbeam in the teen sitcom “True Jackson, VP”, which aired on Nickelodeon from 8 November 2008 to 20 August 2011. He has been a fan of the series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” since he watched it for the first time, which is one of the reasons why he became attracted to Ashley. Some of Matthew’s most recent roles have been in the series “American Housewife”, “Adam Ruins Everything”, and “The Purge” all in 2019.
Hobbies and other interest
Ashley’s main hobby is travelling, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures she has taken while travelling around Canada and the US.
The popular actress has also been to Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as England and Italy among others. Summer is her favorite season as she enjoys laying on the beach and sun-tanning, while she is also keen on playing beach sports such as soccer and volleyball. Ashley is physically very active, and has three to four training sessions at the gym each week, while she is also following a strict diet, meaning no fast food or sugar for Ashley.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Runaway Bride”, and “Notting Hill”.
Appearance and net worth
Ashley is 32 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.