Who is Ashley Laurence?

Ashley Laurence is an American actress, but also a visual artist, who gained fame in the ‘80s with the role of Kirsty Cotton in the Clive Barker horror film series “Hellraiser” (1987-1992), and later as Jenny Graves in the film “Lightning Bug” (2004), among other roles which eventually marked her as a scream queen.

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Where is Ashley Laurence Today? What is she doing now?

Since 2009 Ashley’s career has been in decline; she’s made only a few appearances since then – her last on-screen appearance was as Rachel in the 2016 film “The Green Fairy”.

Recently, she voiced the character Jizzelda in the animated series “JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales”, while she is also working on the short film “Tales from the Green Fairy”, which is completed but waiting for its premiere. Recently, she made a guest appearance in the popular show “The Last Drive-In with Joe Briggs”, in which she talked about the success of the “Hellraiser” series, alongside her co-star from the film Doug Bradley. She remains one of the most popular horror actresses,since the role of young Kirsty launched her to stardom.

Ashley Laurence Wiki- Real Name, Age, Childhood, and Education

Ashley was born as Lori Cohen on the 28th of May 1966, in Los Angeles, California USA. From an early age, she started displaying her artistic side, and discovered her love for acting and painting as well. As she grew older, she nurtured her talents and still enjoys painting and even sculpturing, though she chose acting as her professional career. Unfortunately, Ashley hasn’t shared information about her parents and education.

Ashley Laurence

Career Beginnings and Immediate Success

As a natural talent, Ashley started seeking minor roles, and before she got the role of Kirsty, she was Brenda Clegg in the TV series “Capitol” (1984-1985), and Genna in the TV series “Highway to Heaven” in 1986. Then in 1987, she was chosen for the role of the heroine Kirsty Cotton in the horror film “Hellraiser”. Unexpectedly, the film became a hit and a box office success, making Ashley a young star. The next year she starred in the sequel “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”, and in 1992 repeated the role in the third installment “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth”.

With the success of the films, Ashley found a place for herself in the horror genre of Hollywood, though she also made several other appearances.

In 1994 she was Cathryn Farrell in the horror film “Lurking Fear” (1994), co-starring Jon Finch and Blake Adams, while she also starred in the action-thriller film “Felony”, with Jeffrey Combs and Leo Rossi. Ashley enjoyed success throughout the ‘90s, in 1995 starringd in the action-crime film “Triplecross”, while in 1996 she had a supporting role in another action film “The Real Thing”, starring James Russo, Jeremy Piven and Fabrizio Bentivoglio.

She returned to the horror genre in 1997 with the lead role in the horror-thriller “Cupid”, and in 1998 had a notable role in the thriller-crime film “A Murder of Crows”, with Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in the lead roles. She finished the decade with the lead role of Kris Miller in the horror “Warlock III: The End of Innocence” (1999).

Career Decline

With the start of the 2000s, Ashley wasn’t that much invested in her acting career, which resulted in a natural decline. Though she still made a few notable appearances, remaining true to the honor genre.

However, first she was Dakota in the family-drama film “Gentle Ben” in 2002, starring Dean Cain, Corbin Bernsen and William Katt, and the same year she reprised the role of Kirsty Cotton again in the horror “Hellraiser: Hellseeker”, though this time it was directed by Rick Bota instead of Clive Barker. The following year, she again portrayed Dakota in “Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold”, while in 2004 she starred as Jenny Graves in the drama film “Lightning Bug”, written and directed by Robert Hall. By the end of the 2000s, Ashley had made several other appearances, including as Mrs McCormack in the thriller film “Red” in 2008, while in 2009, Ashley featured in the music video for the song “Snuff”, performed by American heavy metal band Slipknot.

Ashley Laurence Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Although now sporadically working as an actress, Ashley is focusing more on her artwork, but has earned decent wealth through her successful career. According to sources, it has been estimated that Ashley Laurence’s net worth is as high as $7 million, as of mid- 2020.

Ashley Laurence stands at 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, while she weighs approximately 145lbs ~ 66kgs. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Ashley Laurence Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children?

Ashley tends not to share her personal life with the media, and rather more often talks about her career. However, back in 1995, she took a hiatus from acting for about two years, during which time she focused on her family. Nevertheless, still there is no information as to whether she is married or has children, but she’s presumed to still be officially single.

Ashley is focused on her career as an artist, and often shares her creations on her official Twitter page.

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