Ashley Williams is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses and continues to bring her talents to comedies and dramas in the mediums of film, television and theatre.
Ashley recently appeared alongside Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac in the critically acclaimed film “A Most Violent Year.” She also starred in the Warner Brothers film “Something Borrowed,” alongside Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin. Her other film credits include the indie film “Margin Call,” which debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ashley is currently starring alongside Jim Gaffigan in the TVland comedy “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Ashley won over audiences when she starred alongside Mark Feuerstein in the NBC television series “Good Morning Miami” and in the Lifetime telefilm “Montana Sky.” Adapted from the best-selling book by Nora Roberts, “Montana Sky” is the story of a wealthy stock dealer who leaves his Montana farm to his three daughters, provided they would live there together at least for a year. Ashley also had a memorable role on the comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” which follows Ted (Josh Radnor), a twenty something year old single man in New York City on his quest for true love. She played one of Ted’s girlfriends and was so popular on the show that she won an online poll conducted by the production staff as to whom fans would most like to see the as “the mother.” Her other television credits include a recurring role on the Holly Hunter series “Saving Grace,” “Warehouse 13,” Lifetime’s telefilm “The Front” and guest- starring roles on “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Retired at 35,” “Love Bites,” “Monk” and “Law and Order: SVU” to name just a few.
Born in Westchester, New York, Ashley studied at Boston University’s renowned School of Theatre Arts and was a member of the acting company at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival at Williams College. She was and understudy for both Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol in the Off-Broadway play “The Shape of Things,” which was written and directed by Neil LaBute. At various times during the run of the play, Ashley performed both roles. She also starred alongside Wendie Malick in the Off-Broadway play “Burleigh Grimes” at the Dodger Stages.