Ashley Austin Morris

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Ashley Austin Morris is an American actress who has played Francine Carruthers on the PBS revival of The Electric Company since its debut in 2009. A profile on lists her hometown as San Antonio, Texas.[1][2]

One of her earliest professional acting experiences was with a comedy troupe called "Viva la Vulva" for which she also functioned as a co-writer[1] and, according to the official presskit of the Sesame Workshop, she wrote Libido Limbo, a finalist at Atlanta's Young Playwrights Festival.[3]


According to her website, she graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has been featured in several Off-Broadway productions, including Die Mommie Die,[4] Paper Dolls,[4] Isabel and Bees,[4] Love, Loss, and What I Wore,[4] and "Reading Under the Influence".[5][6] Her television acting includes appearances on Ugly Betty,[7] The Good Wife,[7] Gravity,[7] and Desperate Housewives,[7] and she was originally cast on the CBS sitcom Mad Love.[8] She also appeared in the music video for "K.I.A" by Jet and the film Be Good Daniel.[7] She also has a small role in 2012's Premium Rush.


  1. ^ a b "Ashley Morris | Broadway Buzz". 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Ashley Austin Morris 04/21 by BlazinRy Radio | Entertainment Podcasts". 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Press Releases". Sesame Workshop. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d "About | Ashley Austin Morris". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Reading Under The Influence". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ Cox, Gordon (March 11, 2011). "Off Broadway opens book on 'Reading'". Variety. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Ashley Austin Morris". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, February 11". The Futon Critic. February 11, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.