Ashleigh Murray

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Ashleigh Murray
Ashleigh Murray by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Murray at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1988-01-18) January 18, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2007–present

Ashleigh Monique Murray (born January 18, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for portraying Josie McCoy, the lead singer of the band Josie and the Pussycats, on The CW television series Riverdale. Murray will reprise her role as Josie McCoy in the Riverdale spin-off series Katy Keene, which is set to air on The CW in 2020.


In 2016, Murray was cast as a series regular in The CW's teen drama Riverdale, portraying Josie McCoy, "a gorgeous, snooty and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for the popular band Josie and the Pussycats and is recognized from the back of her head".[1][2] The show premiered in 2017, and Murray was a cast member until 2019. In February 2019, it was announced that Murray would reprise her role as Josie McCoy as part of the main cast of the Riverdale spin-off pilot, Katy Keene.[3] In May 2019, The CW ordered Katy Keene to series.[4]

Murray starred, and played the title role, in the Netflix movie Deidra & Laney Rob a Train in 2017. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017. It was released on March 17, 2017, by Netflix.[5]

In 2017, it was announced that Murray joined the cast of MGM's musical remake of Valley Girl as Loryn.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Finding Harmony Harmony Short film
2012 Welcome to New York Simone
2014 Grind Workout Girl
2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train Deidra TV movie
TBA Valley Girl Loryn


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Following Female College Student Episode: "Resurrection"
2016 Younger Girl 2 episodes
2017–2019 Riverdale Josie McCoy Main role (seasons 1–3)
2018 Alex, Inc. Melissa Episode: "The Unfair Advantage"
2020 Katy Keene Josie McCoy Main role


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2016). "Riverdale Finds Its Archie & Josie: KJ Apa To Topline CW Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Delbyck, Cole (March 31, 2017). "Riverdale Star Ashleigh Murray Would Absolutely Do A Josie And The Pussycats Spinoff". HuffPost. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (February 4, 2019). "Katy Keene: Ashleigh Murray To Star In the CW's Riverdale Spinoff Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Nemetz, Dave (May 7, 2019). "Riverdale: Ashleigh Murray to Exit, Following Katy Keene Series Order". TVLine. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Evans, Greg (June 22, 2016). "Netflix Original Movie Deidra & Laney Rob A Train On Track With Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 25, 2017). "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet, Logan Paul & More Join MGM's Valley Girl Remake". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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