Shelley Regner

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Shelley Regner
Born Shelley Anne Regner
(1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 29)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2010–present

Shelley Anne Regner (born December 21, 1988) is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Ashley in the musical films Pitch Perfect (2012), and its two sequels Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).[1]

Life and career[edit]

Regner was born and raised in the Baton Rouge area, the daughter of Jan and Donald Regner, a businessman. She has a sister, Lauren Regner, who is also a performer.[2] She is a graduate of Parkview Baptist High School, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in theatre in 2011. In college, she was a member of the sorority Kappa Delta.[3] In Baton Rouge, she performed at the Theatre Baton Rouge in productions of Rent as Maureen and The Producers. While at LSU, she performed in the musical Spring Awakening. In 2010, she played the role of Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors at the Ascension Community Theatre.[4][5][6]

She performed in the musical Spank, a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2014. Regner also performed in Bronies: The Musical, a show about My Little Pony. Regner played the role of Nadia in the pop-opera Bare in Los Angeles[7]and the role of Cecile Caldwell in a musical version of Cruel Intentions.[8][9][10]She recently played the role of Amy in Company at the Cabrillo Music Theater.[11]Regner performed in the show American Idiot in Los Angeles in 2015.[12]

Regner's most prominent role has been as Ashley in the Pitch Perfect film series. She was cast in the role after an open-call audition held in Baton Rouge; much of the film and its sequel were filmed in Baton Rouge and at Louisiana State University.[13][14] She has also performed as Liz in the film What Happened Last Night.[15]

Regner and Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle performed in a special concert titled Total Vocal at Carnegie Hall in March 2015.[16]

As of April 2018, Regner performs as a mezzo in Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group, D Cappella, alongside The Voice finalist Orlando Dixon, Newsies performer Morgan Keene, and vocalists Antonio Fernandez, RJ Woessner, Sojourner Brown, and Joe Santoni.[17] The group’s first single is a cover of Fall Out Boy’s “Immortals” from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Big Hero 6.[18] D Cappella currently has plans to go on a nationwide tour in 2019.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Pitch Perfect Ashley Jones
2013 Fat Planet Jane Ravish
Bite! The Musical Olivia Short
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Ashley Jones
Hunkappella Unknown Short
2016 Friends Forever Jordan
The Sneak Becky/The Sneak
Cartoon Characters Aubrey
What Happened Last Night Liz
2017 The Portal Unknown
Pitch Perfect 3 Ashley Jones
2018 Running with Fear Kenzie Post-Production
Waking Nightmare Jordan Post-Production
Live to Tell Julienne Mahoney Announced

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Tattoo Nightmares Kara 1 Episode
2013 Singled! Clarissa
2015 Chapters of Horror Becky/The Sneak
Home & Family Herself
The John Kerwin Show Herself/Guest
McMann & Bernstein Beth Nash 8 Episodes
2015-16 TMI Hollywood Various/Host 5 Episodes
2016 Youthful Daze Mallorie Watson/Mallorie Watson Kingsly 78 Episodes
The 37th Annual Young Artist Awards Herself/Co-Host Television Special
2017 New Dogs, Old Tricks Liz Nesmith 2 Episodes (Pre-Production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shelley Regner interview accessed 5/9/2015
  2. ^ Family Public record accessed 5/10/2015
  3. ^ "What Happened Last Night Cast Interview: Shelley Regner and Diana Durango - DreameGGs Funding Club". DreameGGs Funding Club. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  4. ^ Shelley Regner resume accessed 5/9/2015
  5. ^ Shelley Regner interview accessed 5/9/2015
  6. ^ iaam. "Shelley Regner Takes on Pitch Perfect 2 - Lifestyle - iaam". www.iaam.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "5/9/2015". Retrieved 15 December 2017. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Cruel Intentions musical accessed 5/9/2015
  9. ^ "Ten reasons to support Bronies! The Musical on Kickstarter". Bronies: The Musical. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Spank accessed 5/9/2015
  11. ^ Company at Cabrillo accessed 5/9/2015
  12. ^ "Photo Call: Calling Out to Idiot America! See the Cast of L.A. Immersive American Idiot Sweat It Out in Rehearsal - Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "LSU sets the scene for Hollywood film". sites01.lsu.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  14. ^ Miller, Robin (2015-07-09). "Baton Rouge's people, the city get to shine in 'Pitch Perfect 2'". The Advocate. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  15. ^ Calafiore, Cody; Rose, Amber; Thomas, Jake; Regner, Shelley (2016-11-04), What Happened Last Night, retrieved 2017-03-23 
  16. ^ Total Vocal at Carnegie accessed 5/9/2015
  17. ^ "Who is D Cappella?". Disney’s D Cappella. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  18. ^ "Immortals - Single by D Cappella". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  19. ^ "D Cappella Tour". Disney’s D Cappella. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 

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