Cindy Busby

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Cindy Busby
Born Cindy Busby
(1983-03-18) March 18, 1983 (age 34)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Cindy Busby (born March 18, 1983[1]) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland.[2][3]

Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Busby always dreamed of becoming an actress. From the time she was a child, she loved performing for an audience and throughout her elementary school and high school years, she devoted herself to every theater school production. Upon graduating from high school, Busby was accepted into the Professional Theater Program at Dawson College in Montreal and was admitted from among hundreds of applicants. The rigorous three-year training allowed Busby to demonstrate her professionalism, hard work, and devotion and she earned an award of academic excellence while there.

Her first passion in the business was theater and she honed her acting skills on the stage while in school. In 2005, she crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series Bethune, which filmed in rural China for two and a half months and attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film A Life Interrupted opposite Lea Thompson and also landed a series regular role on the series Heartland. When she was cast as Ashley Stanton, a rich, self-righteous, competitive horseback rider, the series took off and has been nominated for several Gemini Awards as well as winning a Director’s Guild of Canada prize, all while becoming one of the most popular shows on Canadian television as well as syndicated in over 81 countries around the world.

Throughout 2008 and 2009, Busby continued having success booking roles, first landing the lead antagonist in the film Picture This alongside Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes, and Kevin Pollak and appearing on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. In 2011, she appeared on the big screen in Fox 2000 Pictures’ The Big Year, in which she was seen opposite Hollywood actors such as Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

In 2012, Busby filmed guest starring roles on the CW shows Supernatural, The L.A. Complex, and The Secret Circle. She was also seen as a lead in the SyFy movie of the week, Mega Cyclone, and, more recently, was seen in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded as the wife of WWE wrestler Randy Orton, in The Wedding Chapel playing a young Shelley Long, and in Hallmark Channel's Lucky in Love opposite Jessica Szhor.

Busby has been seen guest starring on USA’s Rush, TNT’s Proof and recurred on Hallmark Channel’s Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. Up next, she stars in the independent films The Circle and 40 Below and Falling and as the lead in A Puppy for Christmas. She's also featured in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original, Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love.

She currently makes her home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Undressed Christine TV series
2004 15/Love TV series
2005 La derniere incarnation Femme line-up
2006 Bethune Lisa TV series
2006 Thrill of the Kill Amber
2007 Killer Wave Grad Student Series Regular
2007 Superstorm Tania TV series
2007 A Life Interrupted Crystal Smith Lifetime Original Movie
2007 Durham County Trisha TV series
2007 St. Urbain's Horseman Girl #1 TV series
2008 Picture This Lisa Cross Main role
2009 Dead like Me: Life After Death Jenny, Girl Teenager Cameo
2009 Hostile Makeover Montana Lifetime Original Movie
2009 Les pieds dans le vide Flirt de P-A
2009 The Vampire Diaries Brooke Fenton Episode: "Pilot"
2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Amy Driect to video
2010 Let the Game Begin Sarah
2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 80's Popular Girl
2011 Ghost Storm Daisy TV Movie
2011 Behemoth Grace Walsh TV Movie
2007–2011 Heartland Ashley Stanton Series Regular (51 episodes)
2011 The Big Year Susie Supporting role
2011, 2013 Supernatural Jenny Klein TV series (2 episodes: "7.05 Shut up, Dr. Phil" and "8. 22 Clip Show")
2011 Mega Cyclone Susan TV Movie
2012 The Secret Circle Sara Armstrong TV series
2012 The L.A. Complex Mandi TV series
2013 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Sarah Malloy Main role
2014–2015 Cedar Cove Rebecca Jennings TV series
2016 Unleashing Mr. Darcy Elizabeth Scott TV Movie
2016 Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love Amanda Movie [4]
2016 A Puppy for Christmas Noelle TV Movie
2017 Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate Amanda TV Movie
2017 When Calls the Heart Dr Shepard's Sister In Law - Marlise Bennett TV Series

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Brooke Fenton Episode: "A Darker Truth Part 3"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jewel Staite on Twitter". Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. ^ The rising career of Canadian actress Cindy Busby (Hush Magazine, accessed 14 November 2012)
  3. ^ Cindy Busby: Hot in a Cold Climate (Maxim.com)
  4. ^ "Preview - Hailey Dean Mystery - Murder, With Love - Hallmark Movies and Mysteries". Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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