Ashleigh Brewer

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Ashleigh Brewer
Born Ashleigh May Brewer
(1990-12-09) 9 December 1990 (age 26)[1][2]
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Ashleigh May Brewer (born 9 December 1990) is an Australian actress. She had a recurring role in The Sleepover Club, before she joined the cast of H2O: Just Add Water. Brewer played the role of Kate Ramsay in the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours from 2009 until 2014. She currently portrays the role of Ivy Forrester on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Brisbane, Brewer graduated from Forest Lake College in 2008.[3] After moving to Melbourne, Brewer shared a flat with fellow Neighbours co-star Margot Robbie.[3]


Brewer appeared in the recurring role of Alana in The Sleepover Club when she was twelve years old.[4] She went on to make minor appearances in Blue Heelers and H2O: Just Add Water.[3]

A week after graduating from her school, Brewer arrived in Melbourne to look for acting work.[3][5] While she was in the city, Brewer successfully auditioned for the ongoing role of Kate Ramsay in the long-running soap opera Neighbours.[3] The actress relocated to Melbourne for filming and she made her debut as Kate on 15 May 2009.[3][5] The following year, Brewer was nominated for the Most Popular New Female Talent Logie Award.[6] In July 2013, Brewer celebrated filming 1000 episodes.[7]

After five years of playing Kate, Brewer confirmed her departure from Neighbours in November 2013. Brewer decided to quit the show to pursue new acting projects.[8] She filmed her final scenes the following month.[9] Brewer's character was killed off and she admitted that she was delighted with Kate's exit storyline.[10]

On 22 May 2014, it was announced that Brewer had been cast in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Brewer's character is the niece of established character Eric Forrester (John McCook).[11] Brewer began filming on 24 May.[12] She has a three-year contract with the show and made her debut as Ivy in July 2014.[11][12] Brewer appeared in a documentary special celebrating Neighbours' 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which aired in Australia and the UK in March 2015.[13][14]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Sleepover Club Alana Recurring role; 14 episodes
2005 Blue Heelers Lelah Burton Episode: "Lost and Found"
2006–08 H2O: Just Add Water Gracie Recurring role; 4 episodes
2009–14 Neighbours Kate Ramsay Nominated – Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent (2010)
2014– The Bold and the Beautiful Ivy Forrester Contract role: July 10, 2014–March 15, 2016
Recurring role: August 31, 2016–
2015 Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite Herself Documentary


  1. ^ "Twitter - Ashleigh Brewer". Twitter. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Lucas, Jordy; Brewer, Ashleigh; Pranita, Gemma (17 August 2011). Twitter shout out!. NeighboursTVShow. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:11. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Shearer, Geoff (14 May 2009). "Teenager Ashleigh Brewer lands part with Neighbours". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "On-screen Neighbours pair Ashleigh Brewer and Lincoln Lewis go way back". The Sunday Times. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Ashleigh Brewer". Eleven. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nominees for the 2010 Logie Awards". Sky News. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ashleigh celebrates 1000 episodes". Channel 5. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Harris, Jamie; Kilkelly, Daniel (11 November 2013). "'Neighbours' Kate Ramsay actress Ashleigh Brewer quits". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (21 November 2013). "'Neighbours' Christopher Milligan: 'Kyle will fight for Georgia'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ashleigh Brewer says goodbye to Erinsborough". Network Ten. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Lewis, Errol (22 May 2014). "'B&B' Casts Australian Actress Ashleigh Brewer In Newly Created Contract Role; Soap Nominated for 9th Consecutive TV Audience Award". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Shearer, Geoff (25 May 2014). "Brisbane actor Ashleigh Brewer scores role in US soapie The Bold and the Beautiful". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Knox, David (28 February 2015). "Airdate: Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  14. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (4 March 2015). "Neighbours 30th anniversary schedule confirmed by Channel 5". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 

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