Who is Ashley Hinshaw?
Ashley Hinshaw was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, on 11 December 1988, in La Porte, Indiana USA. Her ethnicity is white, and she holds American nationality. She is a model, director, writer and actress, with 29 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps best known for her role of Angelina in the 2012 film “About Cherry”, about a troubled young woman. The plot revolves around the 18 year old Angelina who escapes to San Francisco, and there meets a cocaine-addicted lawyer who will get her involved in pornography. It’s a drama directed by Stephen Elliott, which had its premiere on 21 September 2012 at the Berlin International Film Festival.
In this drama, Ashley acted alongside some famous actors, such as James Franco and Dev Patel. She’s also well known for her role in the drama “Chronicle”.
Early life, family and education
Ashley was raised by her mother Chris and father Craig Hinshaw. She has an elder brother and a sister; her sister’s name is Melissa Hinshaw, as per her brother, his identity hasn’t been revealed to the public.
As of a young age, she preformed in children’s plays and youth theatre productions. When she was 13 years old, Ashley won two prizes at the Miss Maple City Peagent and Talent Competition, the beauty and photogenic accolade for 13 to 16 year olds, and the talent prize for eight to 14 year olds.
In the 2003 Queen’s Court competition, Ashley won third place, and in the Miss Indiana Junior Teen Pagent, she placed second. At the age of 14, she competed in the National Miss America Coed Peagent, in the Junior Teen category.
Ashley moved to New York at the age of 16 so that she could launch her modelling career. She soon became a successful model, appearing in a commercial campaign for Abercrombie and Fitch. Her expirence as a model enabled her to make her first television appearance as a beauty pageant contestant, on an MTV reality TV series in 2008.
A year later, Ashley decided to try her luck as an actress, and her first role was as a guest star in the popular CW teen series “Gossip Girl”.
There is no information about whether she attended high school or college.
Roles in TV series
In 2009, Ashley appeared in the series “Fringe” as the character named Blonde; this mystery drama was nominated for three Primetime Emmys. Two years later, she was cast to play Charlene Turner in the crime drama “The Glades”, created by Clifton Campbell.
In 2013, she had a minor role in the comedy series “The League”, and two years later, she was Brigette in the fantasy drama “True Blood”, created by Alan Ball. The series had 158 award nominations and 38 wins, including a Primetime Emmy.
Over the next few years, Ashley appeared in episodes of several series, such as “Agent Carter”, “Workaholics”, “True Detective”, and “Cooper Barett’s Guide to Surviving Life”.
In 2016, she was cast to play Taylor in the series “StartUp”, a crime thriller created by Ben Ketai, about three men who are forced to work together to realize a tech idea centered on digital currency.
Her most recent role in a series was as Lisbeth Grace in the 2017 drama “The Arangment”, about an actress named Megan Morrison, who is offered $10 million to marry Hollywood’s biggest star.
Roles in movies
Her film debut was in the 2011 short movie “The Death and Return of Superman”, directed and written by Max Landis. A year later, she was Casey Letter in the action drama movie “Chronicle”, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan and Alex Russel. It’s about three Seattle highschoolers, who gain telekinetic powers after an unbelievable discovery underground, which they first have fun with until one of them turns to the dark side. The movie had seven award nominations and two wins.
Over the next few years, she appeared in some popular movies, such as “LOL”, “Snake and Mongoose” and “The Pyramid“.
In 2016, she was cast to play Irene in the romantic comedy “You’re Killing Me Susana”, directed by Roberto Sneider, and two years later, she acted in the movie “The Grounds”, a comedy drama about an alcoholic who cons his way into a job guarding a hillside mansion.
Her most recent movie role was in the short drama “Hunter Gatherer”, which was in fact also directed and written by her. This 13-minute long movie is about a woman who decides to reconcile with her drug-addicted brother, who has a son that she never knew existed.
Love life and relationships
She has kept her love life a big secret, and has spoken of only a single man whom she has been with; there have still been various rumors concernig both her love life and sexual orientation.
Ashley started dating Topher Grace in 2014, and they have been together ever since. Christopher John Grace is an American actor, perhaps mostly known for his roles in the movies such as “Spider-Man 3” and “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton”, and for his role in the popular sitcom “That ‘70s Show”.
Ashley and Topher became engaged in January 2015, and a year later on 29 May 2016, they married near Santa Barbara, California, in a private wedding with only their closest friends and family members attending.
Ashley gave birth to their first child in November 2017, a daughter named Mabel Jane Grace.
The couple announced that they were expecting a second child in January 2020, and Ashley gave birth to their second child during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but they haven’t publicly spoken about details of their child.
Ashley and Topher have recently moved from their old Studio City home, which they sold for $2.45 million, into their new house in La Cañada Flintridge.
Hobbies and other intrests
Some of Asley’s favorite hobbies are reading and cooking. She loves to read science fiction novels, especially “Harry Potter“.
Happy Birthday to Ashley Hinshaw, AKA Brigette in the True Blood series!!
She is a big fan of country music, and her favorite singer is Willie Nelson.
She also loves to stay active, so she often goes to the gym.
On social media, she frequently posts pictures featuring her family, work and travels.
Age, height and net worth
Ashley is 32 years old, she has short blonde hair and light blue eyes. Her body type is slim, she’s 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-35.
As of August 2021, her net worth has been estimated at close to $500,000.