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Ashley Peldon (born April 2, 1984) is an American television and film actress.
Life and career [ edit ]
Peldon was born in
New York City, New York. Along with her sister Courtney, she worked as a child actor. Although she was featured in a number of roles as a child and teenager, Peldon is perhaps best known for her role on the daytime soap opera . She was cast in 1988, at the age of 4, as Guiding Light Marah Lewis, the daughter of popular couple Josh and Reva Lewis. Because of the positive audience response, she became the youngest entertainer to be put under contract on the show. Peldon received an Emmy Award nomination at 6 years of age, for her three years as Marah Lewis on Guiding Light. Peldon went on to appear in motion pictures such as opposite The Lemon Sisters Diane Keaton, opposite Stella Bette Midler, opposite Deceived Goldie Hawn, and the cult favorite, opposite Drop Dead Fred Phoebe Cates. More currently, she also appeared in Arthur Miller's opposite The Crucible Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis and in with Ghost World Scarlett Johansson, among many other films. She completed the horror film Dimples, Sony Pictures' sci-fi drama , and the coming of age comedy Night Skies Float. The native New Yorker also has numerous commercials, voice-overs, television series, and television films on her resume.For two years Peldon appeared on the NBC television series and has had key recurring roles on such television series as The Mommies and That 70s Show . Peldon starred as "spoiled actress Amy King" in The Pretender MTV's comedy series Connected. She is also set to lead in the horror/comedy film 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillys also starring her sister, actress Courtney Peldon, and Robert Englund.
Current activities [ edit ]
In January 2007, Peldon graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in
Child Psychology and Film from Skidmore College in New York. Her interest in child psychology originated from her dramatic role as the sexually abused youngster in CBS TV's when she was 7 years old. In February 2008, Peldon directed an Child of Rage Allan Heinberg play for TV Takes the Stage. The play starred Bonnie Somerville and Melissa Sagemiller.
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
She was nominated in 1991 for a Daytime Emmy at the
Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for (1952). The Guiding Light
She is a multiple and a six and three years consecutive nominee and award winner of a Young Artist Award at the
Young Artist Awards:
1990 - Won for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama for
(1952) The Guiding Light 1991 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for
(1952). The Guiding Light 1992 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for
(1952). The Guiding Light 1993 - Won for Best Young Actress Under Ten in a Television Movie for
(1992) ( Child of Rage TV). 1994 - Nominated for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series for
(1993) shared with The Mommies Sam Gifaldi, Ryan Merriman, Shiloh Strong and Joey Zimmerman and won for Best Actress Under Ten in a Television Series or Show for Shameful Secrets (1993) ( TV) tied with Ashley Johnson for (1993). Phenom 1995 - Nominated three times, for Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show and for Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a TV Series for
(1993) and for Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Special for The Mommies (1994) ( Without Warning TV). 1997 - Nominated for Best Performance in a Drama Series by a Young Actress for
(1996). The Pretender 1998 - Nominated twice, for Best Performance in a Voiceover in TV or Film by a Young Actress for
(1997) and for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series by a Leading Young Actress for Cats Don't Dance (1997) ( The Westing Game TV) as the main character Tabitha Ruth/ Turtle/ Alice Wexler. 1999 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series by a Guest Starring Young Actress for
(1996). The Pretender
Filmography [ edit ]
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