Mandy Musgrave

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Mandy Musgrave
Born Amanda Marie Musgrave
(1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 31)[1]
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Matt Cohen (m. 2011)
Children 1

Amanda Marie Musgrave (born September 19, 1986)[1] is an American actress and singer. Best known for her portrayal of Ashley Davies on the television series South of Nowhere, as well as portraying Misty Monroe in the web series Girltrash! and the film Girltrash: All Night Long. She has also appeared on a number of shows as a guest star.

Early life[edit]

Musgrave was born in Orlando, Florida, and began acting at the age of 6. Originally uninterested in becoming an actress, the change came in high school when acting became her passion. She performed roles in Anything Goes and The Miracle Worker.[1]


Musgrave soon acquired attention from casting directors and talent agencies after her arrival in Los Angeles. Within a year, she appeared on the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Her big break came when she landed the role of Chelsea Benson on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, appearing on the series from 2004 to 2005. In addition, Musgrave appeared on The King of Queens in 2005. Later that year, she debuted on South of Nowhere as Ashley Davies. The character has become "an icon among teenagers across America". The role "catapulted [Musgrave] to another level of fame among teenagers and young adults".

In 2007, Musgrave appeared opposite her South of Nowhere love interest Gabrielle Christian in web series Girltrash!. Musgrave portrayed actress Misty Monroe; Christian played college graduate Colby Robson. In 2014, Musgrave and Christian reprised their roles in a new musical film called Girltrash: All Night Long by Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S.).

Musgrave has also starred in Dan's Detour of Life a webseries comedy written by the producers of That '70s Show. She portrayed Jessie Ford, a 15-year-old high school student dealing with her parents' abrupt divorce. In 2010 Musgrave was cast in a guest role on the television series 90210. She appeared in three episodes as Alexa, Gia's ex-girlfriend.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Musgrave has two sisters (one twin sister Jamie and one older sister Brianna), and enjoys playing volleyball, water polo and kickball. In her spare time, Musgrave spends time with South of Nowhere co-stars Gabrielle Christian, Maeve Quinlan, and Matt Cohen. Musgrave married Cohen in May 2011.[3] Musgrave gave birth to the couple's first child, a son, on April 4, 2015.[citation needed] Musgrave is a frequent runner, sings karaoke, writes her own poetry and paints collages.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Pope Dreams Virginia Venable
2009 16 to Life Darby
2012 Chutes and Ladders Teacher #1 Short film
2013 Windsor Drive June
2014 Girltrash: All Night Long Misty Monroe
2014 Hard Crime Ms. Hammer Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Days of Our Lives Chelsea Brady Regular role (195 episodes)
2005 The King of Queens Suzie Episode: "Hi, School"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jackie Ryan Episode: "4x4"
2005–2008 South of Nowhere Ashley Davies Main role (43 episodes)
2008 Dan's Detour of Life Jessie Ford TV film
2009 Eli Stone Tessa Episode: "Tailspin"
2010 The Middle Kate Episodes: "The Neighbor", "The Jeans"
2010 90210 Alexa Episodes: "Rats and Heroes", "Girl Fight!", "Another, Another Chance"


Year Title Role Notes
2007–2009 Girltrash! Misty Monroe 6 episodes
2008 3 Way Trouble 2 episodes
2009 Rockville CA Jackie Episode: "D List"
2011–2013 Cowgirl Up Dakota 12 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result ref
2007 1st Annual Wave Awards, Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment Favorite Mobile Dramatic Artist, "South of Nowhere" Won [4]


  1. ^ a b c d Mandy Musgrave Biography. "Mandy Musgrave Biography". Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Kregloe, Karman (October 26, 2009). "Mandy Musgrave cast in lesbian role on "90210"". Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "South of Nowhere's Mandy Musgrave and Matt Cohen Are Newlyweds!". May 18, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1st Annual Wave Awards Winners Revealed By Academy Of Wireless Arts, Video And Entertainment". E World Wire. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

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