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|Born||Ashley Diane Crow
August 25, 1960
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Bill Shanks (August 1988 - 1993) (divorced)Matthew John Armstrong (? - present)
Life and career
Crow was born in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Mountain Brook, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, at the age of eight. She attended the University of Alabama and then graduated from Auburn University in 1982, where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Crow first appeared in a minor role on the U.S. soap opera Guiding Light in the 1980s, followed by a longer role as Beatrice McKechnie on As The World Turns. She later co-starred with Parker Stevenson in the short-lived science fiction TV series Probe. Since then, she has appeared in guest roles on various television shows, including Dark Angel, Everybody Loves Raymond, Touched by an Angel, Party of Five, Nip/Tuck, and The Mentalist. She had a major recurring role on Heroes as Sandra Bennet, wife of Primatech operative Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman).
Crow's first husband was actor Bill Shanks, who was a castmate on As The World Turns. They divorced in 1993. Crow is now married to fellow Heroes cast member Matthew John Armstrong, who played the role of Ted Sprague. She most recently plays a main role as Jane (Cassie's grandmother) in the TV series The Secret Circle. She has one son.
- As the World Turns (unknown episodes, 1986–1987)
- The Equalizer (1 episode, 1987)
- Kojak: None So Blind (1990) (TV Movie)
- Law & Order (1 episode, 1991)
- The Good Son (1993)
- Little Big League (1994)
- Early Edition (1 episode, 1996)
- Touched by an Angel (1 episode, 1996)
- Everybody Loves Raymond (1 episode, 1999)
- Turks (13 episodes, 1999)
- Party of Five (2 episodes, 2000)
- Dark Angel (1 episode, 2001)
- Strong Medicine (1 episode, 2002)
- Minority Report (2002)
- L.A. Dragnet (1 episode, 2003)
- American Dreams (2 episodes, 2004)
- Nip/Tuck (1 episode, 2004)
- Heroes (40 episodes, 2006–2010)
- The Mentalist (1 episode, 2009)
- In Plain Sight (1 episode, 2010)
- Grey's Anatomy (1 episode, 2010)
- The Secret Circle (main cast, 2011-2012)