Ashley Jones

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Ashley Jones
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Born Ashley Aubra Jones
(1976-09-03) September 3, 1976 (age 40)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Noah Nelson (m. 2002; div. 2009)
Joel Henricks (m. 2016)
Children 1

Ashley Aubra Jones (born September 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in soap operas as Megan Dennison on The Young and the Restless and as Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. She also had a recurring role as Daphne on HBO drama series True Blood in 2009.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 3, 1976. Shawn Jones, her father, is a minister.[1] The family lived in Tennessee for five years before her father took a job preaching in Texas.[1] Jones has one brother named Zach and one sister named Jordan.[2] At the age of five, she filmed her first commercial.[1] At the age of nine, Jones starred in several theatre productions in the Actors Theatre of Houston including The Women, Ah, Wilderness!, and Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs.[1] At the age of 12, she was in The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold.[1]


Jones rose to fame on the long-running CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, playing Megan Dennison from 1997 to 2000, and again in 2001. She received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her role on The Young and the Restless. She played Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful from December 2004 to February 2012 and again in 2013.[3]

Jones starred as Daphne on the second season of HBO's True Blood in 2009.[4] Jones also has starred in the number of Lifetime movies, like A Teacher's Crime (2008), Dead at 17 (2008), Secrets from Her Past (2011), A Sister's Revenge (2013), and The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom (2014).[5] In late January 2016, Jones was confirmed to be cast as Parker Forsyth on General Hospital.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Jones was married to actor Noah Nelson, the son of actor Craig T. Nelson, from August 17, 2002 to May 2009.[2]

In November 2015, Jones' engagement to IT infrastructure manager, Joel Henricks was announced.[8] On February 1, 2016, it was announced that Jones and Henricks were married in a small courthouse wedding.[9] In March 2016, it was announced that Jones and Henricks were expecting a son together, due in May.[10] In May, Jones and Henricks welcomed their son, Hayden.[11] Henricks already has a son, Huck, from a previous relationship.[12][13]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The King's Guard Princess Gwendolyn
2001 Devil's Prey Susan Thriller
2003 Old School Caterer Comedy
2005 Extreme Dating Amanda
2008 His Good Will Dorothy Short film
2012 Gabe the Cupid Dog Lana
2013 Angel's Perch Ginny
2015 The Wedding Ringer Babs Fremont Comedy


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Ingrid Episode: "Epidemic"
The Fire Next Time Linnie Morgan CBS miniseries
1995 She Fought Alone Susan Movie
1996 Our Son, the Matchmaker Young Winona Movie
1997–2000 The Young and the Restless Megan Dennison Contract role (199 episodes)
2000 Strong Medicine Shelly Lane Episode: "Blessed Events"
2001 The District Dana Rayburn Episode: "Lost and Found" (season 2 premiere)
V.I.P. Anna Petrov Episode: "Chasing Anna" (4.2)
2002 For the People Trista Episode: "Our Own"
2004 Without a Trace Trista Bowden Episode: "Risen" (2.16)
Crossing Jordan Beth Flaherty 2 episodes in season 4
2004–2016 The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Bridget Forrester Contract role: 2004–10, recurring role: 2011–13, 2015–16 (762 episodes total)
2007 CSI: NY Kennedy Gable Episode: "Heart of Glass" (3.16)
2008 A Teacher's Crime Carrie Ryans Movie
Dead at 17 Becca Movie
2009 Trust Me Amanda Patterson Episode: "Au Courant"
True Blood Daphne Landry 8 episodes
FlashForward Camille Episode: "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"
The Mentalist Sandrine Gerber Episode: "Black Gold and Red Blood" (2.6)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shea Lammet Episode: "Lover's Lanes" (10.8)
2010 The Rockford Files Janet Movie
2011 House Diane Episode: "Recession Proof" (7.14)
Secrets from Her Past Kate Collins / Stephanie Wicks Movie
2012 Private Practice Dani Episode: "Andromeda" (5.16)
Bones Cherie Redfern Episode: "The Suit on the Set" (7.12)
Outlaw Country Lianne Movie
Drop Dead Diva Sheila Reese Episode: "Pick's & Pakes" (4.12)
2013 90210 Amanda Barnard 3 episodes
A Sister's Revenge Catherine Miller Movie
2014 Criminal Minds Kate Hoffer Episode: "Gabby" (9.16)
The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom Delaine Morris Movie
2015 CSI: Cyber Arianna Peterson Episode: "URL, Interrupted"
2016–present General Hospital Parker Forsyth Recurring


Acting awards and nominations
Year Association Category Title of work Result Ref.
1999 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [14]
2000 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [15][16]
2005 Daytime Emmy Awards Most Irresistible Combination (shared with Jack Wagner) The Bold and the Beautiful Nominated [17]


  1. ^ a b c d e Heifner, Jack. "Ashley Jones Biography". Cast Productions. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Ashley Jones Bio". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media Inc. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bobbin, Jay (2013-04-09). "'The Bold and the Beautiful': Ashley Jones ready to come back for 'fun stuff' - Zap2it | News & Features". Zap2it. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Ashley Jones: 'I'm fine with butt shots' - True Blood News - Cult". Digital Spy. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  5. ^ Jillian Bowe (2014-05-29). "Former Bold and the Beautiful Star Ashley Jones To Appear In Lifetime's The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ Eades, Chris (January 29, 2016). "Ashley Jones Joins General Hospital in Shocking New Role!". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ashley Jones On GH Gig: "I've Been Scared To Tell Anyone!"". Soap Opera Digest. United States. American Media, Inc. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Here Comes the Bride". CBS Soaps in Depth. November 30, 2015 pg. 5
  9. ^ "Ashley Jones Marries". CBS Soaps in Depth. United States: Bauer Publications. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Leon, Anyan and Michaud, Sarah (March 11, 2016)."Ashley Jones Pregnant. Expecting First Child". . Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  11. ^ Juneau, Jen (May 31, 2016)"Ashley Jones Welcomes Son Hayden Joel". . Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ashley Jones Expecting". . Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ashley Jones Expecting First Child". Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominees List 1". Variety. Los Angeles: Penske Business Media. March 11, 1999. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ Havens, Candace (May 12, 2000). "Lead actress Emmy race too close to call". The Union Democrat. Sonora: Western Communications. p. 55. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Twenty-Seventh Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Soap Central and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. New York. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Viewer's Favorite Award for Most Irresistible Combination". CBS. Archived from the original on 6 March 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 

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