Ashley was born in Metairie, Louisiana, but raised in Charleston, South Carolina as the middle child between two brothers. Her parents are Joe Scott, a nurse, and Andrea Meister, an administrative assistant.
Ashley Scott began her career as a young girl when she began modeling. While living in Charleston, SC. she competed at an AMTC. Though she forgot her TV commercial, she was so good on recovery that she won her division. After AMTC and her sophomore year of High School, the 15 year old went to New York to pursue her modeling career. She traveled, trying different markets and eventually became a Model for Elite Miami. She settled in Miami, was an active catalog model, and a Giorgio Red spokesmodel. As a young woman, she modeled internationally, and graced the runways at fashion shows in Miami, Paris and London. She has appeared on the cover of the prestigious Hollywood Reporter and has been tracked by photographers from such publications as WWD, US Weekly and Cosmo Girl.
Ashley decided to give acting a go and one of her first auditions was with Al Pacino (for the film ‘Simone’). When asked how she felt about the audition she said, “I’m dyslexic, so I was more frightened about reading in front of someone whether it be Al Pacino or, you know, anybody. I was more paranoid about that, but, you know, it was cool.
It was just like sitting down with regular old people. But he’s pretty magical. He’s pretty spectacular.” She didn’t win the role, but her audition tape for the Al Pacino film landed in the offices of DreamWorks. She was then cast in another film that led to her first significant big screen credit, a few eye catching seconds as Gigolo Jane in the feature film “AI: Artificial Intelligence” where she shared screen time with Jude Law’s Gigolo Joe.
In 2001 she also broke into TV when she was cast as Asha Barlow in the second season of FOX’s hit sci-fi show Dark Angel. It was her first real acting role. Her character was an ally to cyber journalist Logan Cale (Michael Weatherly) and part of a group formed to expose government corruption. The Dark Angel people liked her enough to try to revise the formerly bookish character to fit Ashley’s personality and they also quickly upgraded her from a guest star to a cast member.
In February 2002, while still featured in her recurring role on Dark Angel, the announcement came that she was cast as Helena Kyle a.k.a the Huntress (a superhero) in the pilot for the possible upcoming WB series about post-Batman Gotham and a trio of female crime fighters known as the Birds of Prey (a series loosely based on the DC comic of the same name). Ashley did most of her own stunt work for the pilot episode of Birds of Prey.
She’s quoted as saying “I want to do as much as I can, legally as much as I can. I like to get my hands dirty, so, yeah, hopefully back handsprings will come.” She studied Tai Kwan Do and gymnastics with a trainer in preparation for the role of Huntress. Filming the pilot cut short her time on Dark Angel, but it turned out that show would not be returning in the fall. She gained a few fans as Huntress in the WB’s “Birds of Prey” in the Fall of 2002, but that show unfortunately had a short run and ended mid-season. Ashley followed her work on ‘Birds of Prey’ with feature films and has been in such films as “S.W.A.T.”, “Trespassing”, “Walking Tall”, and “Into the Blue”.
She was originally cast in the pilot of the NBC Matt LeBlanc sitcom Joey in 2004, but she was replaced by Andrea Anders. She had a minor role in the picture “Just Friends” (2005), as a nurse. Ashley’s biggest role to date is as one of the stars, ‘Emily,’ on the CBS Drama, “Jericho.”
Most of the bio and some of the photos on this site come from an excellent fan-site for Ashley, called www.ashleyscott.com.
Ashley joined the cast of the most anticipated video game of 2013: "The Last of US", as Maria. Three TV movies were premiered: "Summoned", with Cuba Gooding, Jr. & Bailey Chase and "The Nightmare Nanny" with Kip Pardue & Mekenna Melvin & "Holiday Road Trip" with Patrick Muldoon, George Hamilton & Shelley Long. Her most recent work was on the Pilot of "Un-Real" a Lifetime production to be released in 2014.