Some of you may recognize this lovely, beautiful lady from a television show called Life With Derek that was on Disney Channel and the Family Channel from 2004-2009.
More recently Ashley has been in Criminal Minds, Totally Amp’d, and Lifetime movie The Perfect Roommate.
I’ve never come across someone with more talent (she can sing and dance too!) nor anyone with a sweeter heart. She is always responding to and interacting with her fans and thanking them for what they’ve done.
For me personally, Ashley has been a constant positive influence. I couldn’t ask for a better role model after watching celebrity after celebrity mess up. She has stayed true to herself, and she is so down to earth and incredibly passionate about the projects she works on. I began following her on twitter when I first got one, back in the days when Life with Derek was in its prime and I was a huge fan. I was ecstatic when she followed me back after I drew her a portrait and sent it to her fanmail address for Christmas. (You can watch a birthday video I made for her after it happened here).
And now is the point where I promise I’ll stop gushing and get on with the interview. I was very blessed to have so many people respond to me when I asked for help on this project for my blog, and I’ll always be incredibly grateful for Ashley’s kind and beautiful heart. Her responses are super interesting, and I hope you enjoy reading this interview!