Ashley Boettcher Wiki Bio
Ashley Boettcher was born in Texas, USA on 3 September 2000 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of the lead character Melody Fuller in the adventure family fantasy series “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”, created by David Anaxagoras, and which also starred Sloane Morgan Siegel and Drew Justice. It follows the lives of three friends – Gortimer, Ranger and Mel – as they’re growing up on Normal Street. The series aired from 2014 to 2016, and won nine of the 23 awards it was nominated for.
Childhood, family and education
Ashley was raised as an only child in Texas by her father Jeff and mother Renee Boettcher, however, nothing about her parents is known, as they prefer to stay away from the media’s attention.
She became interested in dancing aged two, and then began taking classes and entering various competitions. When she was three, Ashley appeared in her first commercial, and aged four in 2005, she launched her acting career with her portrayal of Garlic Cutter’s Grandkid in the episode “Allen” of the hit action crime series “Prison Break”, which aired from 2005 to 2017 and won eight awards of the 40 it was nominated for, including two Golden Globes. In 2006, Ashley appeared in the episode “White Christmas” of the crime series “Las Vegas”, and a couple of her following roles were in the 2009 adventure family comedy film “Aliens in the Attic”, the animated adventure comedy movie “Shrek Forever After” (voice role) and the romantic comedy “Little Fockers” (voice role) both in 2010.
Ashley attended a local high school, at which she was a member of the drama club, played soccer and danced. Upon matriculating in 2018, she chose not to enroll at a college, but to focus on acting.
Roles in movies
In 2011, Ashley was cast to portray Jessica Finch in the family comedy “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer”, and gained recognition in 2012 when cast to voice several bears and rats in the hit animated adventure comedy “Ernest & Celestine”, which starred Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson and Pauline Brunner, and follows the friendship between Ernest the bear and Celestine the mouse. The movie won 14 awards of the 29 it was nominated for, including an Oscar.
The year 2012 Ashley could be heard voicing puppies in the adventure family comedy “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!”, and the following year she portrayed Phoebe in the comedy “Aliens in the House”. She went on with Little Girl in the 2015 family fantasy drama “Yellow Day”, voiced Hedgehog in the 2016 short animated adventure “Summer Camp Island”, and also voiced Liya in the 2017 animated adventure fantasy “Throne of Elves”.
Her most recent role in a movie has been her voicing of Hina Amano in the English version of the hit 2019 animated fantasy drama “Weathering with You” (original “Tenki No Ko”), written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, and which starred Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori and Shun Oguri. It follows a teenage boy who has escaped from home to Tokyo, and there meets a girl who can manipulate the weather; the movie won six of the 22 awards it was nominated for.
Roles in TV series
Ashley made a guest appearance in an episode of various series, such as the family comedy “Shake It Up”, the award-winning romantic comedy drama “About a Boy”, and the action adventure “The Legend of Korra”.
Her first notable performance after gaining recognition for “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” was in 2016, when she was cast to voice the lead character Dorothy E. Gale and Witchlet in the animated family fantasy “Lost in Oz”, which also starred Nika Futterman and Jorge Diaz, and follows Dorothy who is 12 years old, and her dog as they go searching for Glinda the Good, who can provide them with the magic they need to return home; the series won three of the eight awards it was nominated for.
The following years saw her appear in an episode of various series, such as the comedy “Alone Together”, the crime comedy “Get Shorty” and the comedy “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson”. The year 2019 heard Ashley voice Gwen in four episodes of the animated action adventure “Twelve Forever”, and in 2020, she played Cousin Frankie in the episode “Just Add Numbers” of the family comedy drama “Just Add Magic: Mystery City”.
Her most recent role in a TV series has been her portrayal of Nicole in the 2020 comedy “Outmatched”, created by Lon Zimmet and which starred Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson and Tisha Campbell-Martin – it follows a married couple from South Jersey who are raising their genius children.
In 2010, Ashley served as an automatic dialogue replacement (adr) voice for the film “Shrek Forever After”, and she was also an adr for the 2012 critically acclaimed animated action adventure movie “Rise of the Guardians” which starred Hugh Jackman and Alec Baldwin, and won 14 awards of the 46 it was nominated for, including a Golden Globe.
Ashley has voiced characters in three video games. In 2010, she voiced a little girl in “Disney Tangled”, the year 2019 heard her voice Olette in “Kingdom Heart III”, and most recently in 2020, she voiced Nayo in “Final Fantasy VII Remake”.
She also featured in three 2009 short documentary videos “Aliens in the Attic: The Ashley Encounters”, “Aliens in the Attic: Meet the Zirkonians” and “Aliens in the Attic: Lights, Camera, Aliens”. Ashley has also appeared in the 2020 TV special “The 47th Annie Awards”.
Awards and nominations
She has won two awards of the three she has been nominated for – in 2012, she won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast for the movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (shared with colleagues), and in 2016 she won a Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young Actress – Television Series for “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”.
Ashley was also nominated for a 2016 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Web or VOD Series for “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”, shared with Sloane Morgan Siegel and Drew Justice.
Love life and boyfriend
Ashley’s very secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken about any boys or girls she has perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are rumors circulating the internet concerning her sexual orientation, and her past and present relationships.
According to many of her fans on the internet, Ashley might be either a lesbian or bisexual, as she hasn’t been seen spending time with any boys, and is usually alone or with her female friends. One person on Reddit has even claimed to have seen Ashley being rather too close to her female friend, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Ashley commented on this.
There are also those who believe her to be dating a mysterious boy and that the two are keeping their relationship hidden from media.
Ashley hasn’t confirmed that she’s dating anyone as of March 2021 and thus appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children. At just 20, she has plenty of time for all that!
Hobbies and other interests
Ashley’s a huge fan of animes, and a couple of her favorites are “Full Metal Alchemist”, “Death Note” and “Cowboy Bebop”.
Please consider this your reminder that I’m still alive (yes we still have our Christmas decorations up, no we’re not sorry) pic.twitter.com/PGIQQLanry
— Ashley Boettcher (@BoettcherAshley) March 22, 2021
She’s also keen on watching Studio Ghibli movies, with some of her favorites being “Ponyo”, “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Princess Mononoke”.
Ashley also likes to watch live-action movies and her favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy, and a couple of her favorite films are “Bruce Almighty”, “Liar Liar” and “Meet Dave”.
Summer is her favorite season, as she likes the feeling of sun on her skin, enjoys swimming in the ocean and playing beach sports.
Ashley likes to dress up for Halloween, and was The Pumpkin King from the animated movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” for the most recent Halloween. Pictures of her costume can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.
Age, height and net worth
Ashley’s age is 20. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 1in (1.56m) and she weighs around 105lbs (48kgs).
As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at already over $1 million.