Ashley Leggat

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Ashley Leggat
Born Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat
(1986-09-26) September 26, 1986 (age 29)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Jeremy Williams (2011-present)

Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat (born September 26, 1986) is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer. She is known for her roles as Casey McDonald in the television series Life with Derek and as Ashley Dunnfield in The Perfect Roommate.

Early life and education[edit]

Leggat was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and has Scottish and Irish ancestry on her mother's side.[1] She has four brothers named Rob, Brett, Todd and Bram.


Leggat began her theatrical training with Theatre Aquarius's Performing Arts Program under the direction of Lou Zamprogna. That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing Marta in Theatre Aquarius's production of The Sound of Music.

She went on to perform in several of the company's productions, including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz. She also performed the role of Clara in The Nutcracker at the Hamilton Place Theatre.

Beginning in 2004, she appeared in the Disney feature film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox, the television movie A Very Married Christmas, with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead Kat Adams in Ace Lightning.

Leggat performed concurrent recurring roles on the series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien for Fox and YTV, and In a Heartbeat for the Disney Channel. She performed a guest lead role on the series Real Kids, Real Adventures, and a lead role on the CBC Radio drama Articles of Faith. As well, she appeared in the cable television film What Girls Learn, starring Elizabeth Perkins and Scott Bakula; the Disney television movie The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick; the comedy series The Blobheads; and the fantasy science-fiction series The Zack Files. In 2005, Leggat performed in Moze Mossanen's short film Roxana as part of CBC's "Opening Night" series.

Leggat has starred in the Toronto version of the play Dirty Dancing and has received critical acclaim for her lead role of Baby.

On July 31, 2009, Leggat commented on her official Facebook page[2] that they would begin shooting Vacation with Derek in September of that year.


Leggat is a supporter of Count Me In, the largest youth-led movement of its kind.[3][4] Based in Canada, the ultimate mission of Count Me In is to promote student volunteerism, and help connect young people with community service opportunities that match their interests, passions and lifestyle.[5] Count Me In is the link between teenagers and the charitable sector, inspiring community involvement, leadership, and positive social change.

Leggat hosted the 2012 "Count Me In Conference", which has been recognized as the largest youth-run empowerment event in North America. Following the event, Leggat logged onto Twitter to share her support for Count Me In saying "@ShaneFeldman You are the most inspirational person in my life! So proud of you and what was accomplished at CMIC! Thank you. XO".[6]

Count Me In was founded by teen activist Shane Feldman.

Personal life[edit]

On August 6, 2011, she married longtime boyfriend, hockey player Jeremy Williams. She is best friends with her Life with Derek co-star, Michael Seater.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Michelle Episode: "Heimlich Hero: The Michelle Shreffler Story"
2000 I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Stacey 4 episodes
2000–2001 In a Heartbeat Michelle 3 episodes
2001 What Girls Learn Libbie TV movie
2002 The Zack Files Kristen Episode: "Once and Future Zack"
2003 The Music Man Actor/dancer
2004 The Blobheads Misty 2 episodes
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Marcia
A Very Married Christmas Danielle TV movie
Ace Lightning Kat Adams 13 episodes
2005-2009 Life with Derek Casey McDonald Main role
2005-2006 Darcy's Wild Life Brittany McMillan 5 episodes
2006 11 Cameras Kelly 20 episodes
2008 The Latest Buzz Herself Episode: "The Star Power Issue"
2009 The Jerk Theory Britney
2010 Vacation with Derek Casey McDonald TV movie
Aaron Stone Nikki York Episode: "My Own Private Superhero"
Murdoch Mysteries Ivy / Queen of Swords Episode: "Blood and Circuses"
Unnatural History Whitney Coleman Episode: "Sleeper in a Box"
Made...The Movie Tiffany TV movie
2011 The Perfect Roommate Ashley Dunnfield TV movie
Cinnamon Chloe Walters Movie
2012 Totally Amp'd Zoe TV Series
Criminal Minds Sloan (College student) Episode: "Profiling 101"
The Good Witch's Charm Tara TV movie
2013 The Perfect Boss Renee Renfro TV movie
The Good Witch's Destiny Tara TV movie
2014 The Good Witch's Wonder Tara TV movie
2015 People Hold On Julia Film
Good Witch Tara Episode: "Starting Over... Again" and "True Colors"
The Perfect Girlfriend Jensyn Bannet TV movie
We Are Disorderly Poppy Youtube series Episode: "Our Girlfriend"


  1. ^ Boer, Kees. "Ashley Leggat – Making a Difference in Kids' Lives".
  2. ^ Official Facebook Page.
  3. ^ [1].
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  5. ^ [3] (PDF format).
  6. ^ [4].

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