Ashleigh Aston Moore

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Ashleigh Aston Moore
Ashley Aston Moore
Ashley Aston Moore as Chrissy DeWitt
in Now and Then (1995)
Born Ashley Rogers
(1981-09-30)September 30, 1981
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
Died December 10, 2007(2007-12-10) (aged 26)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–1997

Ashleigh Aston Moore (September 30, 1981 – December 10, 2007) was an American child actress, who played Chrissy in the 1995 film Now and Then.

Life and career[edit]

Born Ashley Rogers in Sunnyvale, California,[1] 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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

On December 10, 2007, Moore died in British Columbia, Canada from an accidental heroin overdose.[1][3][4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Beyond Obsession Traci
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 The Grave Marlene
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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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... 
  2. ^ Dudek, Duane (October 20, 1995). "'Now and Then' a grab bag of preteen girls' trauma". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 8B. Retrieved July 8, 2018. 
  3. ^ "'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. 
  4. ^ "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. 

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