Ashley Crow

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Ashley Crow
Ashley Diane Crow

(1960-08-25) August 25, 1960 (age 59)
EducationUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Auburn University (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1986–present
Bill Shanks
(m. 1988; div. 1993)

Matthew John Armstrong

Ashley Diane Crow (born August 25, 1960) is an American actress. She is best known for her role of Sandra Bennet on the television show Heroes.

Life and career[edit]

Crow was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She moved to Mountain Brook, Alabama at the age of nine. She attended the University of Alabama and then graduated from Auburn University in 1982, where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.[1]

Crow first appeared in a minor role on the U.S. soap opera Guiding Light in the 1980s, followed by a longer role as Beatrice McKechnie on As the World Turns. She later co-starred with Parker Stevenson in the short-lived science fiction TV series Probe. Since then, she has appeared in guest roles on various television shows, including Dark Angel, Everybody Loves Raymond, Touched by an Angel, Party of Five, Nip/Tuck, and The Mentalist. She had a major recurring role on Heroes as Sandra Bennet, wife of Primatech operative Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman).

Her roles in film include appearances in Minority Report, Little Big League, and The Good Son, among others.

Crow's first husband was actor Bill Shanks, who was a castmate on As the World Turns. They divorced in 1993. Crow is now married to fellow Heroes cast member Matthew John Armstrong, who played the role of Ted Sprague. She has one son.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Good Son Janice Evans
1994 Little Big League Jenny Heywood
1995 True Crime Roxanne Video
1999 The Cracker Man Gloria Turner
2002 Minority Report Sarah Marks
2004 Catalina View Susan Short film
2013 Little Paradise Aunt Laura
2015 Cake Stephanie


Year Title Role Notes
1986-1987 As the World Turns Beatrice McColl TV series
1987 The Equalizer Samantha Chesborough Episode: "In the Money"
1988 Probe Michelle Castle Main role (7 episodes)
1990 Blue Bayou Morgan Fontenot TV film
1990 Kojak: None So Blind Debbie Hogarth TV film
1991 A Woman Named Jackie Lee Bouvier Radziwill Episode: "The Bouvier Years"
1991 Final Verdict Belle Rogers TV film
1991 Law & Order Mrs. Jenna Kealey Episode: "Renunciation"
1992 Middle Ages Cindy Nelson Cooper Main role (6 episodes)
1993 Final Appeal Dolores Brody TV film
1994 Because Mommy Works Claire Forman TV film
1996 Champs Linda McManus Main role (12 episodes)
1996 Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story Pam TV film
1996 Dark Angel Anna St. Cyr TV film
1996 Touched by an Angel Jocelyn Episode: "Groundrush"
1996 Early Edition Nikki Porter Episode: "Gun"
1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder Linda Benson Episode: "Best Boys"
1999 Turks Ginny Main role (13 episodes)
1999 Silk Hope Natalie TV film
1999 Everybody Loves Raymond Jennifer Whelan Episode: "The Sister"
2000 Going Home Meg TV film
2000 Party of Five Beth Colt Episode: "All's Well..."
2001 Dark Angel Trudy Episode: "Haven"
2002 Strong Medicine Christine Hedley Episode: "Discharged"
2003 Dragnet Alice Kerian Episode: "The Silver Slayer"
2004 Nip/Tuck Judge Episode: "Joel Gideon"
2004 American Dreams Sister Mary Agnes Episodes: "Long Shots and Short Skirts", "Charade"
2006-2010 Heroes Sandra Bennet Recurring role (41 episodes)
2009 The Mentalist Chief Elaine Brody Episode: "Blood Brothers"
2010 In Plain Sight Janine Episode: "No Clemency for Old Men"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Linda Cotler Episode: "Shock to the System"
2011-2012 The Secret Circle Jane Blake Regular role (11 episodes)
2014 Supernatural Mama Episode: "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"


  1. ^ "Biography for Ashley Crow".

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