Ashley Peldon

Ashley Peldon

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Ashley Peldon (born April 2, 1984) is a Daytime Emmy-nominated American television and film actress.


Ashley was honored with an Emmy Award nomination at 6 years of age, for her three years as Marah Lewis on the soap opera "Guiding Light". Ashley went on to appear in motion pictures such as "The Lemon Sisters" opposite Diane Keaton, "Stella" opposite Bette Midler, "Deceived" opposite Goldie Hawn, and the cult favorite, "Drop Dead Fred" opposite Phoebe Cates. More currently, she also appeared in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" opposite Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis and in "Ghost World" with Scarlett Johansson, among many other films. She recently completed the horror film "Dimples", Sony Pictures' sci-fi drama "Night Skies", and the coming of age comedy "Float". The native New Yorker also has numerous commercials, voice-overs, series, and television films on her resume.

For two years Ashley appeared on the NBC television series "The Mommies" and has had key recurring roles on such television series as "That 70s Show" and "The Pretender". Ashley is currently starring as "spoiled actress Amy King" in MTV's new comedy series "Connected", which can be viewed online at She is also set to lead in the horror/comedy film "" also starring her sister, actress Courtney Peldon, and Robert Englund.

Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in Child Psychology and Film from Skidmore College in New York. Her interest in child psychology originated from her dramatic role as the sexually abused youngster in CBS TV's "Child of Rage" when she was 7 years old. Ashley owns a perfume company called "Starring…! Fragrances" sold at a number of stores and spas across the country including select Whole Foods Markets as well as the Whole Foods - Life Style store in Los Angeles.


Early career

Peldon was born in New York City, New York to Jeffrey "Jeff" Peldon (attorney) and Wendy Peldon (college professor). Along with her sister Courtney, she worked as a child actor.

Although she was featured in a number of roles as a child and teenager, Peldon is perhaps best known for her role on the daytime soap opera "Guiding Light". She was cast in 1988, at the age of 4, as Marah Lewis, the daughter of popular couple Josh and Reva. Because of the positive audience response, she became the youngest entertainer to be put under contract on the show.

Current activities

In January 2007, Peldon graduated college with a major in psychology.

Ashley Peldon is starting two new films and was just announced as the star of "2002 Maniacs", the sequel to "2001 Maniacs", the cult horror comedy. She has also started her own line of custom perfumes called Starring...! Fragrances. The perfume line is sold at Whole Foods Markets and various boutiques nationwide.

January 2008, Ashley is directing a theatrical production entitled "Publicityville".

February 2008, Ashley is directing an Allan Heinberg play for "TV Takes the Stage". All profits go to the Motion Picture & Television Fund to aid non-writing members of the community who have been financially affected by the WGA strike. The play stars Bonnie Somerville and Melissa Sagemiller.

Awards and nominations

She was nominated in 1991 for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for "The Guiding Light" (1952).

She is a multiple and a six and three years consecutive nominee and award winner of a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards:
* 1990 - Won for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama for "The Guiding Light" (1952)
* 1991 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for "The Guiding Light" (1952).
* 1992 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for "The Guiding Light" (1952).
* 1993 - Won for Best Young Actress Under Ten in a Television Movie for "Child of Rage" (1992) (TV).
* 1994 - Nominated for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series for "The Mommies" (1993) shared with Sam Gifaldi, Ryan Merriman, Shiloh Strong and Joey Zimmerman and won for Best Actress Under Ten in a Television Series or Show for "Shameful Secrets" (1993) (TV) tied with Ashley Johnson for "Phenom" (1993).
* 1995 - Nominated three times, for Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show and for Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a TV Series for "The Mommies" (1993) and for Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Special for "Without Warning" (1994) (TV).
* 1997 - Nominated for Best Performance in a Drama Series by a Young Actress for "The Pretender" (1996).
* 1998 - Nominated twice, for Best Performance in a Voiceover in TV or Film by a Young Actress for "Cats Don't Dance" (1997) and for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series by a Leading Young Actress for "The Westing Game" (1997) (TV).
* 1999 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series by a Guest Starring Young Actress for "The Pretender" (1996).


* "" (2008) .... Tina Sheraton (in production)
* "Float" (2008) .... Nicole (post-production)
* "Dimples" (2008) .... Brittany
* "Connected" (9 episodes, 2007) .... Amy King
* "Night Skies" (2007) .... Molly
* "Skin Walker" (2004) ....
* "" (2002) (TV) .... Marah Lewis archive footage (uncredited)
* "Undressed" (1 episode, "#5.37", 2001) .... Tabitha
* "Ghost World" (2001) .... Margaret - Art Class
* "That '70s Show" (2 episodes, "Eric's Naughty No-no" and "Backstage Pass", 2001) .... Teenage Kitty / Young Kitty
* "Tucker" (1 episode, "Kiss and Tell", 2001) .... Juliette
* "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (1 episode, "Live Your Life", 1999) .... Alisha
* "" (1998) (V) .... Teen Raksha the Wolf (voice)
* "With Friends Like These..." (1998) .... Marissa DiMartino
* "Can I Play?" (1998) .... Girl with Kitten
* "Waking Up Horton" (1998) .... Amelia
* "Home Improvement" (1 episode, "Quest for Fire", 1997) .... Diane
* "The Westing Game" (1997) (TV) .... Tabitha Ruth 'T.R.'/Turtle/Alice Wexler
* "Cats Don't Dance" (1997) .... Darla Dimple (speaking) (voice)
* "The Pretender" (13 episodes, 1996-1999) .... Young Miss Parker
* "The Crucible" (1996) .... Ruth Putnam
* "Ellen" (1 episode, "The Bubble Gum Incident", 1996) .... Little Paige
* "Jake's Women" (1996) (TV) .... Young Molly
* "Now and Then" (1995) ADR artist
* "Black Scorpion" (1995) (TV) .... Little Darcy Walker
* "The Secretary" (1995) (TV) .... Cindy Bradford
* "Without Warning" (1994) (TV) .... Kimberly Hastings
* "The Mommies" (28 episodes, 1993-1995) .... Kasey Larson
* "The Little Mermaid" (3 episodes, "The Evil Manta", "Metal Fish" and "Ariel's Treasures", 1992-1994) .... Additional Voices / Boy/Girl / Additional Voices (voice)
* "Shameful Secrets" (1993) (TV) .... Josie
* "Quantum Leap" (1 episode, "A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958", 1993) .... Jessica Elroy
* "Child of Rage" (1992) (TV) .... Catherine
* "Bodies of Evidence" (1 episode, "Street Justice", 1992) .... Claire Bowman
* "Day-O" (1992) (TV) .... Grace (age 4)
* "The Torkelsons" (1 episode, "Return to Sender", 1991) .... Molly Jeffers
* "Deceived" (1991) .... Mary Saunders
* "Drop Dead Fred" (1991) .... Young Elizabeth
* "The Lemon Sisters" (1990) .... Sarah Frank
* "Stella" (1990) .... Jenny (age 3)
* "Guiding Light" (unknown episodes, 1989-1991) .... Marah Lewis #3

External links

* [ Ashley Peldon's Official Fan Web Site]
* [ Fan site about Ashley Peldon]
* [ MSN-Movie: Ashley Peldon]
* [ Ashley's Perfume Company]
* [ Publicityville - Directed by Ashley Peldon]

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