Ashlie Atkinson

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Ashlie Atkinson
Born (1977-08-06) August 6, 1977 (age 41)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Leon Chase (2015-present)

Ashlie Atkinson (born August 6, 1977) is an American actress. Ashlie studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City.

Early life[edit]

Atkinson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to New York at age 17 and attended Barnard College. After a year, she returned to Arkansas and graduated from Hendrix College in 2001 with a degree in political science and religion.[citation needed]


She was seen by director Jace Alexander when she performed in a Neighborhood Playhouse school showcase, which led to her appearances in Law & Order and Rescue Me. While on hiatus between the 2004 and 2005 seasons of Rescue Me, she starred as Helen, the sweet-faced, plus-size librarian in Neil LaBute's 2004 play Fat Pig,[1][2] for which she won a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut',[3][4] as well as receiving nominations for both a Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.[5] She also appeared in a Broadway revival of The Ritz in 2007.[5][6] Atkinson's film and television credits include Inside Man, Margot at the Wedding, Another Gay Movie, Law & Order and Rescue Me.[5]

In 2006 Atkinson became the face of a fictional character called Chunky Pam. Pam was featured in a Christmas promotion for MTV called XXXLMAS, a Valentine's Day promotion called Pampered, and a one-off music video titled Dirrrty Jerzy, in which she raps about being from New Jersey.

Since 2003, Atkinson has skated and announced as a member of the Gotham Girls roller derby team under the name of 'Margaret Thrasher'.[5][7]

Atkinson stars as 'Dakota Prentiss' in a 14-episode noir science fiction thriller podcast called Steal the Stars (2017), the story of two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO.

Partial list of theater credits[edit]

  • The 24 Hour Plays (2005)
  • Fat Pig (2005)
  • Making Marilyn (2005)
  • The Butcher of Baraboo (2005)
  • The Ritz (2007)

Awards & nominations[edit]



  1. ^ Park, Ed (December 14, 2004). "Neil LaBute finds there's more to love and hate with full-figured characters". Village Voice. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ Zinoman, Jason (November 25, 2005). "The Listings: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1; Ashlie Atkinson". The New York Times. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fat Pig, awards and nominations". MCC Theater. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Previous Theater World Award recipients: 2004–2005". Theatre World Awards. Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g staff (September 14, 2007). "Fat Pig's Ashlie Atkinson Joins Cast of The Ritz; Comedy Delays One Day". Retrieved September 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott (September 14, 2007). "Ashlie Atkinson Joins The Ritz; First Preview Cancelled". Theater Mania. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ Shanker, Wendy. "Live a Well Rounded Life". Amaze. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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