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|Born||Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat
September 26, 1986
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Williams (2011-present)|
Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat (born September 26, 1986) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for her roles as Casey McDonald in the television series Life with Derek and as Ashley Dunnfield in The Perfect Roommate.
Early life and education
Leggat began her theatrical training with Theatre Aquarius's Performing Arts Program under the direction of Lou Zamprogna. That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing Marta in Theatre Aquarius's production of The Sound of Music.
She went on to perform in several of the company's productions, including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz. She also performed the role of Clara in The Nutcracker at the Hamilton Place Theatre.
Beginning in 2004, she appeared in the Disney feature film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox, the television movie A Very Married Christmas, with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead Kat Adams in Ace Lightning.
Leggat performed concurrent recurring roles on the series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien for Fox and YTV, and In a Heartbeat for the Disney Channel. She performed a guest lead role on the series Real Kids, Real Adventures, and a lead role on the CBC Radio drama Articles of Faith. As well, she appeared in the cable television film What Girls Learn, starring Elizabeth Perkins and Scott Bakula; the Disney television movie The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick; the comedy series The Blobheads; and the fantasy science-fiction series The Zack Files. In 2005, Leggat performed in Moze Mossanen's short film Roxana as part of CBC's "Opening Night" series.
Leggat has starred in the Toronto version of the play Dirty Dancing and has received critical acclaim for her lead role of Baby.
Leggat is a supporter of Count Me In, the largest youth-led movement of its kind. Based in Canada, the ultimate mission of Count Me In is to promote student volunteerism, and help connect young people with community service opportunities that match their interests, passions and lifestyle. Count Me In is the link between teenagers and the charitable sector, inspiring community involvement, leadership, and positive social change.
Leggat hosted the 2012 "Count Me In Conference", which has been recognized as the largest youth-run empowerment event in North America. Following the event, Leggat logged onto Twitter to share her support for Count Me In saying "@ShaneFeldman You are the most inspirational person in my life! So proud of you and what was accomplished at CMIC! Thank you. XO".
Count Me In was founded by teen activist Shane Feldman.
|1999||Real Kids, Real Adventures||Michelle||Episode: "Heimlich Hero: The Michelle Shreffler Story"|
|2000||I Was a Sixth Grade Alien||Stacey||4 episodes|
|2000–2001||In a Heartbeat||Michelle||3 episodes|
|2001||What Girls Learn||Libbie||TV movie|
|2002||The Zack Files||Kristen||Episode: "Once and Future Zack"|
|2003||The Music Man||Actor/dancer|
|2004||The Blobheads||Misty||2 episodes|
|Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen||Marcia|
|A Very Married Christmas||Danielle||TV movie|
|Ace Lightning||Kat Adams||13 episodes|
|2005-2009||Life with Derek||Casey McDonald||Main role|
|2005-2006||Darcy's Wild Life||Brittany McMillan||5 episodes|
|2006||11 Cameras||Kelly||20 episodes|
|2008||The Latest Buzz||Herself||Episode: "The Star Power Issue"|
|2009||The Jerk Theory||Britney|
|2010||Vacation with Derek||Casey McDonald||TV movie|
|Aaron Stone||Nikki York||Episode: "My Own Private Superhero"|
|Murdoch Mysteries||Ivy / Queen of Swords||Episode: "Blood and Circuses"|
|Unnatural History||Whitney Coleman||Episode: "Sleeper in a Box"|
|Made...The Movie||Tiffany||TV movie|
|2011||The Perfect Roommate||Ashley Dunnfield||TV movie|
|2012||Totally Amp'd||Zoe||TV Series|
|Criminal Minds||Sloan (College student)||Episode: "Profiling 101"|
|The Good Witch's Charm||Tara||TV movie|
|2013||The Perfect Boss||Renee Renfro||TV movie|
|The Good Witch's Destiny||Tara||TV movie|
|2014||The Good Witch's Wonder||Tara||TV movie|
|2015||People Hold On||Julia||Film|