September 22, 1981
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Ashley Eckstein (née Drane; born September 22, 1981) is an American actress and fashion designer. She is the founder of the fashion label Her Universe. She is best known for voicing the role of Ahsoka Tano throughout the Star Wars franchise, beginning with Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008.
Eckstein began as a child actress under her birth name, Ashley Drane. At age 12, she played the real-life disability advocate Helen Keller in a community-theater production of The Miracle Worker. Following more stage as well and television and TV-commercial work in her native Orlando, Florida, she relocated to Los Angeles, where an early role was that of Admiral Chegwidden's goddaughter, Lisa Rossbach, on the military-justice drama series JAG. In 2002, she became the latest in a line of actresses to play Jan Brady, essaying the role in the TV-movie The Brady Bunch in the White House. She played the recurring role of Muffy on the Disney Channel sitcom That's So Raven. She also played a small role as Alicia in the film Sydney White and Ms. Cole in the film Alice Upside Down (both 2007).
Most prominently, she provides the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Eckstein reprised her role as Ahsoka for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for a short voice cameo.
In addition to her screen and voice work, Eckstein in 2010 started Her Universe, a fashion brand producing science-fiction-themed clothing targeted specifically for girls and women. In 2012, Disney began selling Her Universe products at both Disneyland and Disney world.
|2003||Prey for Rock & Roll||Punk Rock Girl|
|2003||Ancient Warriors||Dylan Paccione|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Miss Cole|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Ahsoka Tano||Voice|||
|2016||Only Yesterday||Yaeko Okajima||English dub|||
|2019||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker||Ahsoka Tano||Vocal cameo|||
|1994||Nickelodeon Guts||Herself||Known as Ashley "The Face" Drane|
|2001||JAG||Lisa Rossbach||Episode: "Measure of Men"|
|2002||The Rerun Show||Series regular
Episode: "Diff'rent Strokes: The Rivals/The Partridge Family: Keith and Lauriebelle"
|2002||The Brady Bunch in the White House||Jan Brady|
|2003–06||That's So Raven||Muffy|
|2003||That '70s Show||Julie||Episode: "Christmas"|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Susan||Episode: "Believe Me, Brother"|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Becca||Episode: "Positive Results"|
|2004||Blue Collar TV||Various||Series regular|
|2005–06||Hot Properties||Nancy||Episode: "Killer Bodies"|
|2006||Phil of the Future||Grace||Episode: "Stuck in the Meddle with You"|
|2008||The Replacements||Bailey||Voice role
Episode: "Glee by the Sea"
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Ahsoka Tano, various||Voice role, 7 seasons|||
|2012||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Mia the Bluebird||Voice role|||
|2013–18||Sofia the First||Mia the Bluebird||Voice role|||
|2013||Robot Chicken||Energizer Bunny's Wife, Girl||Voice role
Episode: "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm"
|2014–17||Ultimate Spider-Man||Dagger, Shriek||Voice role|||
|Star Wars Rebels||Fulcrum/Ahsoka Tano||Voice role
|2017–18||Star Wars Forces of Destiny||Ahsoka Tano||Voice role|||
|2019||Avengers Assemble||Lady Elanna||Voice role, 3 episodes|||
|2020||She-Ra and the Princesses of Power||Tallstar||Voice role
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels||Ahsoka Tano|||
|2009||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes||Ahsoka Tano|||
|2011||Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars||Ahsoka Tano|||
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Ahsoka Tano|||
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- Gennis, Sadie (March 29, 2019). "How Cyberbullies Motivated Ashley Eckstein to Make the Star Wars Fandom More Inclusive". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
Eckstein, 37 [as of March 2019]...
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- Carchidi, Jim (May 6, 2015). "Inside Her Universe: Ashley Eckstein comes home to Star Wars Weekends". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
- Romano, Nick (April 16, 2020). "Clone Wars star has a new hope for the future of Ahsoka". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
- Sheridan, Wade (April 9, 2020). "Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka of 'Star Wars' is her 'heart and soul'". UPI. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
- Whitten, Sarah (May 3, 2017). "How Ashley Eckstein went from 'Star Wars' actress to geek fashion mogul". CNBC. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
- "Fangirls a Growing Force in Star Wars Empire". Newsarama. June 25, 2010. Archived from the original on September 6, 2012.
- "'Her Universe' is Ashley Eckstein's battle cry". CNN. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
- "Ashley Eckstein: UNICEF Kid Power Champion". UNICEF. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- "Star Wars: For for Change Launches 2nd UNICEF Kid Power Mission Featuring Ashey Eckstein!". UNICEF. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- "In I Am a Padawan, Ashley Eckstein Pens Lessons on Failure and Hope". StarWars.com. April 30, 2020. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
- "Little David Becomes A Goliath". Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 29, 2006. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Ashley Eckstein". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
- Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
- Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
- Floyd, James (November 1, 2016). "Commentary Track: Behind the Scenes of Ahsoka with E.K. Johnston". StarWars.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
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