|Birth name||Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat|
|Born|| September 26, 1986
Hamilton, ON, CA
Acting: Comedy, Drama
|Occupation(s)||Actress, Spokesperson, Model, Dancer|
|Years active||1989–present (actress)|
|Website||Ashley Leggat IMDb|
Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat is a Canadian actress, singer and dancer who is known for her roles as Casey McDonald in the series Life with Derek, Brittany MacMillan in the Discovery Kids series Darcy's Wild Life and as "Kelly" in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series 11 Cameras. She also played a small role in the film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Life & career
Leggat was born on September 26, 1986 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and has Scottish and Irish ancestry on her mother's side.
When she was just five years old, the Hamilton, ON native began her theatrical training with Theatre Aquarius’ Performing Arts Program under the direction of Lou Zamprogna. That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing Marta in Theatre Aquarius’ production of The Sound of Music.
She went on to perform in several of the company’s productions including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz. She also performed the role of “Clara” in The Nutcracker at Hamilton Place.
Leggat also has amassed an impressive list of credits on the big and small screens. She appeared in the Disney feature Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan, the television movie A Very Married Christmas with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead “Kat Adams” in Ace Lightning.
Leggat performed concurrent recurring roles on the series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien for Fox and YTV, and In A Heartbeat for Disney. She performed a guest lead role on the popular series Real Kids, Real Adventures, and a lead role on the CBC Radio drama Articles of Faith. As well, she appeared in the cable feature What Girls Learn, starring Elizabeth Perkins and Scott Bakula; the Disney television movies The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick. The comedy series The Blobheads, and the fantasy sci-fi series The Zack Files. In 2005, Leggat performed in Moze Mossanen's short film Roxana as part of CBC's "Opening Night" series.
Leggat now stars in the Toronto version of the hit play "Dirty Dancing" and has received critical acclaim for her lead role of "Baby". She is currently filming her new project, The Jerk Theory.
|2000-01||I Was a Sixth Grade Alien||Stacey||4 episodes|
|2000-01||In a Heartbeat||Michelle||3 episodes|
|2001||What Girls Learn||Libbie||made for television (Showtime Networks)|
|2002||The Zack Files||Kristen||1 episode|
|2003||The Music Man||Actor/dancer||uncredited|
|2004||The Blobheads||Misty||2 episodes|
|Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen||Marcia||Supporting|
|A Very Married Christmas||Danielle||made for television (CBS Television)|
|Ace Lightning||Kat Adams||Season 2|
|2005-09||Life with Derek||Casey McDonald||Main role|
|2005-06||Darcy's Wild Life||Brittany McMillan||5 episodes / Recurring|
|2006-06||11 Cameras||Kelly||Main role|
|2008||The Latest Buzz||Herself||Guest star|
|2010||The Jerk Theory||Britney||Minor role|
- Ashley Leggat at TV.com
|Life With Derek|
|Cast:||Ashley Leggat | Michael Seater | Jordan Todosey | Daniel Madger | Ariel Waller | Joy Tanner | John Ralston | Shadia Simmons | Arnold Pinnock|
|Characters:||Casey MacDonald | Derek Venturi | Lizzie MacDonald | Edwin Venturi | Marti Venturi | Nora MacDonald | George Venturi | Emily Davis | Paul Hoen|