Ashlie Atkinson

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Ashlie Atkinson
Born (1977-08-06) August 6, 1977 (age 39)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Occupation Stage actress
Film actress
Television actress
Years active 2003–present

Ashlie Atkinson (born August 6, 1977) is an American stage, film, and television actress.


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]

Partial theater[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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