Ashley Williams (actress)
|Born||Ashley Churchill Williams
November 12, 1978
Westchester County, New York, U.S.
|Years active||1993 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Neal Dodson (m. 2011)|
Ashley Churchill Williams (born November 12, 1978) is an American television, film and Broadway actress. She is known for her roles in Good Morning Miami, Snow, Snow 2: Brain Freeze, and Montana Sky, and for her appearances on How I Met Your Mother.
Williams was born in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of Linda Barbara (née Payne), a fundraiser for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Gurney Williams III, a freelance health and science writer. She is the younger sister of actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley and is sister-in-law to country music star Brad Paisley.
Williams married producer Neal Dodson on May 29, 2011. Williams gave birth to their first child, a boy, Gus Williams Dodson, on October 5, 2014.
Williams made her big-screen acting debut in a non-speaking role in the 1993 ensemble comedy-drama Indian Summer, which also featured her sister. She then spent from 1994 to 1996 playing teenage Danielle Andropoulos on the soap opera As the World Turns.
Williams had a role in the television series Good Morning, Miami (2002–2004). Since then she has also appeared in episodes of Psych, How I Met Your Mother, E-Ring, Huff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Side Order of Life, The Mentalist and Warehouse 13. In May 2003, she had a guest starring role on American Dreams, playing singer Sandie Shaw and performing Shaw's 1964 hit "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" on American Bandstand.
In 2006, she starred in the Off Broadway play Burleigh Grime$. and appeared as Victoria, a cupcake baker, on six episodes of the television series How I Met Your Mother; a role reprised in the concluding seasons of the show.
In 2010, she starred in the made-for-TV Lifetime movie, Patricia Cornwell's The Front, which premiered on the channel on April 17, 2010. She also won an on-line straw poll conducted by the How I Met Your Mother production staff as to which ex-girlfriend of Ted Mosby, the show's main character, is the fans' favorite. Her character, Victoria, won 128 to 117 over "Robin Scherbatsky", with a smattering of votes for other candidates.
In 2011 and 2012, she played the role of Claire in a film adaptation of Something Borrowed and reprised her role as Victoria on How I Met Your Mother.
Beginning in 2015, Williams stars as a fictionalized version of Jim Gaffigan's real life wife in The Jim Gaffigan Show, a sitcom about a couple raising their five children in a two-bedroom New York apartment.
|1993||Indian Summer||Ida Heinken|
|2004||List, TheThe List||Short film|
|2007||Numero Dos||Ashleigh||Short film|
|2009||Eight Percent, TheThe Eight Percent||Laura||Short film|
|2011||Scents and Sensibility||Elinor Dashwood|
|2011||Margin Call||Heather Burke|
|2012||Hearing Voices||Short film|
|2013||Sequin Raze||Rebecca||Short film|
|2013||Christmas in the City||Wendy Carroll|
|2014||A Most Violent Year||Lange|
|1994–1996||As the World Turns||Danielle Andropoulos||Recurring role|
|2002||Dawson's Creek||Lory Glory||"Swan Song"|
|2002–2004||Good Morning, Miami||Dylan Messinger||39 episodes|
|2003||American Dreams||Sandie Shaw||"High Hopes"|
|2004||Snow||Sandy Brooks||TV movie|
|2005||Monk||Darlene Coolidge / Theresa Scott||"Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding"|
|2005–2006||E-Ring||Beth Wilkerson||6 episodes|
|2006||Amy Coyne||Amy Coyne||TV movie|
|2006||Him and Us||Nina||TV movie|
|2006–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Victoria||Seasons 1, 7–9 (recurring; 16 episodes)|
|2007||Imperfect Union||Ronnie||TV movie|
|2007||Making It Legal||Julie||TV movie|
|2007||Psych||Trish Connors||"Forget Me Not"|
|2007||Montana Sky||Willa Mercy||TV movie|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Laura Kozlowski||"Haystack"|
|2007||Side Order of Life||Becca||10 episodes|
|2008||Night Life||Jenny||TV movie|
|2008||Snow 2: Brain Freeze||Sandy Brooks||TV movie|
|2008||Novel Adventures||Lizzie McKenzie||8 episodes|
|2009–2010||Saving Grace||Amanda Dewey||5 episodes|
|2010||New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine||Store Clerk Amy||"Sweet Charity"|
|2010||At Risk and The Front||Stump||TV movies of Patricia Cornwell's Win Garano novels|
|2010||Untitled Adam Carolla Project||TV movie|
|2011||Retired at 35||Lilah Fabricant||"Stuck in the Meddle"|
|2011||Bird Dog||Gail McGrath||TV movie|
|2011||Love Bites||Bridget||"Too Much Information"|
|2011||Protector, TheThe Protector||"Rats"|
|2011||Warehouse 13||Sally Stukowski||4 episodes|
|2011||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Anna Dugan||"The Redshirt"|
|2012||Wedding Band, TheThe Wedding Band||Denise||"End of the World as We Know It" and "99 Problems"|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Debbie Hicks||"Stealing Home"|
|2012||Royal Pains||Sydney Bartlett||"You Give Love a Bad Name" and "About Face"|
|2014||The Good Wife||Christina Barrett||"We, the Juries"|
|2015–present||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Jeannie Gaffigan||Lead role|
|2015||October Kiss||Poppy Summerall||Hallmark TV movie|
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- "Ashley Williams: Overview". TV.com. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- Parker, Heidi; Enriquez, Justin (23 October 2014). "How I Met Your Mother star Ashley Williams welcomes first child Gus into the world". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- Isherwood, Charles (June 14, 2006). "Burleigh Grime$: A Vengeful Financier and His Clueless Apprentice". Theater Review. The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- Jones, Kenneth (13 June 2006). "Burleigh Grimes, Wall Street Comedy With Music, Opens June 13". Playbill. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- HIMYM Production [himymprod] (26 Aug 2010). "Victoria has 128 votes! Robin follows closely with 117, Stella rolls in with 26 and Blah Blah rounds out the top four with 22. :)" (Tweet).
- "TV Land releases extended scene from new comedy “Younger” featuring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff" (PDF) (Press release). Viacom. December 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015-10-17.