Ashleigh Aston Moore
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|Ashleigh Aston Moore|
Ashley Aston Moore as Chrissy DeWitt
in Now and Then (1995)
September 30, 1981
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
December 10, 2007 (aged 26)|
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Life and career
Born Ashley Rogers in Sunnyvale, California, she began acting at the age of four. After appearing in numerous commercials, she landed the dual roles of Alpha and Donna in the CBC Television children's series The Odyssey in 1992. The show lasted three seasons, ending in 1994 with 39 episodes. Moore's best known role was in the 1995 coming-of-age ensemble comedy-drama film Now and Then. Set in 1970, Moore portrayed the child version of Christina "Chrissy" Dewitt who was portrayed as an adult by Rita Wilson.
She later guest starred on popular television shows such as Madison, Northern Exposure, and Strange Luck. Moore's last role was a role in a 1997 episode of Touched by an Angel, after which she stopped acting professionally.
|1992–94||The Odyssey||Alpha/Donna Archipenko||37 episodes|
|1993||Liar, Liar||Jean "Nini" Farrow||Television movie, credited as Ashley Rogers|
|1993||Family of Strangers||Megan||Television movie, credited as Ashley Rogers|
|1994||Sin & Redemption||Sally Simms||Television movie, credited as Ashley Rogers|
|1994–95||Madison||Marnie Langston||1 episode|
|1995||Northern Exposure||Tori Spencer||1 episode|
|1995||Now and Then||Chrissy DeWitt|
|1995||Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain||Tracy Briggs|
|1996||Strange Luck||Heather Rehne||1 episode|
|1996||A Friend's Betrayal||Ella||Television movie|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Abby Fontaine||1 episode|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work||Result|
|1994||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||Family of Strangers||Nominated|
|1995||YTV Achievement Awards||YTV Achievement Award (Acting)||Won|
|1996||Young Artist Award||Best Performances by a Young Ensemble - Feature Film or Video||Now and Then (shared with cast)||Nominated|
- Lentz III, Harris M. (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2007: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 258. ISBN 0786451912.
She was born Ashley Rogers of Sunnyvale, California", "...died of an accidental heroin overdoses...
- Dudek, Duane (October 20, 1995). "'Now and Then' a grab bag of preteen girls' trauma". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 8B. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
- "'The Patriot' Star Skye McCole Bartusiak Dead at 21: 9 Child Stars Who Passed Away Too Soon". Life & Style. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
Cause of Death: An accidental heroin overdose.
- "10 Secrets You Never Knew About the "Now and Then" Cast". Redbook. 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
Sadly, Ashleigh died in 2007—at the age of 26—allegedly from an accidental heroin overdose.