Aasha Davis

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Aasha Davis
2009 Voice Awards Aasha Davis (19731124293).jpg
2009 Voice Awards: Aasha Davis
Aasha Mikela Telford Davis

(1973-08-17) August 17, 1973 (age 45)
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Jesse Pforzheimer

Aasha Davis (born August 17, 1973)[1] is an American actress best known for her roles as Waverly Grady on Friday Night Lights and Chelsea Lewis on South of Nowhere.


Davis is best known for playing the role of Waverly Grady on Friday Night Lights. She has also appeared in Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, House, ER, Castle, and The Shield. Davis was featured in Gnarls Barkley's music video for "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" in mid 2008.

In 2011, she played opposite Adepero Oduye in the film Pariah.

In 2012, she guest-starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson-scripted romantic comedy web series Husbands.[2]

Most recently, Aasha is producing and starring in a web series featured on YouTube called The Unwritten Rules, which is based on series creator Kim Williams's book 40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of an African-American Woman.

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Davis married Jesse Pforzheimer[1] They have one son born in January 2009.

Davis's older sister, Lesley Herring, disappeared in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009, after a fight with her husband, Lyle Stanford Herring, Sr.[3] Davis reported her sister as missing when she failed to show up to work, her husband having neglected to do so. Lyle Herring was charged with his wife's murder and in April 2010 pleaded not guilty.[4] On April 8, 2013, he was convicted of the second-degree murder of his wife. To date, her body has not been found.[5] A 2011 episode of Nancy Grace and a June 7, 2013, episode of Dateline NBC[6] covered Davis's sister's case.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Bittersweet Lies Ally
2011 Pariah Bina
2014 The Last Beat Nan Pre-production
2015 Kindred Kill Pansy Jones Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Scratch & Burn Sheera Episode: "X-Box"
2003–2004 Gilmore Girls Susan 2 episodes
2005 The Shield Lucy Episode: "Grave"
2005 Over There Michelle Episode: "Roadblock Duty"
2005 ER Maureen Episode: "I Do"
2005–2008 South of Nowhere Chelsea Lewis (35 episodes)
2006 House Leona Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
2006–2007 Friday Night Lights Waverly Grady Recurring role (8 episodes)
2007 Grey's Anatomy Rina Episodes: "Testing 1-2-3", "Didn't We Almost Have It All?"
2009 Raising the Bar Shauna Larkin Episode: "Maybe, Baby"
2011 Castle Alyssa Lofters Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
2012–2014 The Unwritten Rules Racey Jones Regular role (23 episodes)
2013 Cowgirl Up Robbie Regular role (6 episodes)
2013 Nikki & Nora: The N&N Files Violet Craig TV film
2013 Ctrl.Alt.Del Marcy Episodes: "Sista Sista", "Do You See What I See?"
2014 Criminal Minds Daria Samsen Episode: "The Edge of Winter"
2014–present Drunk History Various Regular role (22 episodes)


  1. ^ a b "Aasha Mikela Telford Davis Vermont, Vital Records". FamlySearch. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  2. ^ Vary, Adam B (28 June 2012). "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series -- Exclusive Photos". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  3. ^ Sister of Grey's Anatomy Actress Missing CBS News, March 26, 2009.
  4. ^ Lyle Herring Pleads Not Guilty to Wife's Murder; Actress Aasha Davis Reported Sister Missing CBS News, April 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Ex-Cal State recruiter convicted in wife's murder". KABC-TV, Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Dateline NBC
  7. ^ Lesley Herring, Hollywood Woman Missing for 2 Years, Gets Nancy Grace Treatment on CNN Tonight LA Weekly, March 31, 2011.

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