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Karan Ashley

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Karan Ashley
Karan in 2016
Karan Ashley Jackson[1]

  • Actress
  • singer
  • talk show host
  • radio show host
  • producer
Years active1994–present

Karan Ashley is an American actress, singer, and talk show host. She is best known as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Power Ranger in the Fox Kids series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. In 1992, she was a member of the short-lived girl group K.R.U.S.H, who featured a song to the soundtrack of Mo' Money.[1] She was known as "Ashley Jackson" at this time.

Life and career[edit]

Karan Ashley was born in Odessa, Texas. She is of mixed African-American and Mexican descent.[2] Started her education at Lida Hooe Elementary in Dallas Texas[citation needed] and went on to graduate from David W. Carter High School in Dallas. She had been accepted to North Texas State University, but just before the first day of her freshman year, she landed the role of Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in the Fox Kids series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, replacing the late Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan).[1] Her last regular Power Rangers appearance was in the finale of the third season of the series. In 2023, Ashley reprised the role of Aisha Campbell in the Netflix special, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise and also marks her character's first appearance since her departure from the series in 1996, with the character Minh taking over the saber tooth tiger power.[3]

Karan Ashley, Power Rangers Q&A at Galaxy Con

Karan Ashley, Power Rangers Q&A at Galaxy Con

Ashley has made guest appearances in TV shows such as Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Kenan & Kel, and The Parkers, Taylor's Wall. Her first film debut as an executive producer was the independent film Devon's Ghost, alongside fellow Power Rangers alumnus Johnny Yong Bosch and director Koichi Sakamoto for Gag Order Films, Inc. While she also co-wrote Devon's Ghost, her first screenplay staple came with the film Unto Thee in 1999. She co-wrote the film with Gia and Tim Grace, and also starred in the movie.

In August 2010, Ashley was invited to Power Morphicon, the second Power Rangers fan convention in Pasadena, California. In September 2011, Ashley joined the National Talk Radio Show "UnCensored Radio" (formerly "Unscripted Radio") as a regular co-host/producer and co-hosted the show with Co-Host Katrina Johnson and Jeffrey Emmette filmed "Uncensored Reality", a reality show tied into Uncensored Radio.

Currently, in 2016, she stars in the web series Class Dismissed, alongside fellow "Power Rangers" alumni Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland.

In 2017, she announced that she would be starring in and producing the short film The Order and had cast many Power Rangers alumni.[4][5][6][7][8]




  • In Studio 4-B (1994)...Various
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994–1996)...Aisha Campbell / The Yellow Ranger
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alpha's Magical Christmas (1994)...Aisha Campbell
  • Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (1996)... Monica Carson
  • Boston Common (1996-1997)...Wyleena Pritchett-Steele
  • Kenan & Kel (1999)...Melissa—Season 4 episode 5, "The Limo"
  • Power Rangers: The Lost Episode (1999)...Aisha Campbell (special episode/archival footage)
  • The Steve Harvey Show (1999–2000)...Carrie McKnight (two episodes)
  • The Parkers (2000)...Bride—Season 2, "Wedding Bell Blues"
  • One on One (2002)...Angie—Season 1, "Me and My Shadow
  • Class Dismissed (2016)...Brandy


  1. ^ a b c "Karan Ashley interview". Power Rangers Unlimited. April 11, 2005. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "Seeing a Different Shade of Yellow with Karan Ashley". 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ Gomez, Patrick (17 January 2023). "Original 'Power Rangers' stars reunite for 30th anniversary Netflix special". EW.com. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  4. ^ The Order film 2017 on henshinjustice.com Archived 2016-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ The Order film 2017 on nerdbastards.com
  6. ^ The Order movie science fiction.com
  7. ^ "The Order on aceofgeeks.net". Archived from the original on 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  8. ^ "The Order on plugou.com". Archived from the original on 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2016-10-21.

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