Meet Ashley Williams at RomaDrama in West Palm Beach June 24-26, 2022. Come to the event to purchase Private Meet & Greets, Autographs, Selfies, and Professional Photo Ops with Ashley Williams.
Palm Beach Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Appearing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Ashley Williams directed, wrote, produced, and starred in MEATS, a short film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was given the Creative Coalition Spotlight Award. The film sold to Showtime as part of an upcoming series of short films. It was shot by Roman Vasyanov (SUICIDE SQUAD, FURY), mixed at SkyWalker Sound, and has played 30+ film festivals around the world. She made her feature-length directorial debut with CIRCLE OF DECEPTION for Lifetime/A&E last year. She has deals to direct for Apple TV+ and multiple movies at Hallmark. Ashley has done prep-to-post shadowing of directors Seth Gordon, Bonnie Hunt, Sean McNamara, and Michael Nankin, and has shot second unit several times.
For Hallmark, Ashley is spearheading a new women’s directing initiative and shadow program to diversify their directing pool. She produced/starred in LOVE ON A LIMB, as well as produced/starred in two interconnected movies called SISTER SWAP opposite her real sister, actor Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Williams also wrote and stars in the short film STUD BOOB with director Shaina Feinberg which is on the festival circuit now.
A versatile actress in film, television, and theatre, Ashley just finished the Apple TV+ series AMBER BROWN for creator/director Bonnie Hunt. She’s shot 200+ episodes of television, a dozen+ tv pilots, and many movies. She starred in the THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW on Comedy Central, appeared alongside Jessica Chastain and Oscar Issac in A24’s critically-lauded film A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, and also starred in SOMETHING BORROWED with Kate Hudson and John Krasinski for Warner Bros. Other credits include: J.C. Chandor’s Oscar-nominated MARGIN CALL and SEQUIN RAZE, a short film by Sarah Shapiro that won South By Southwest and became the tv series UnREAL.
Ashley had a longtime recurring role on CBS’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, as Victoria, “the baker that got away.” She was so popular on the show that she won a poll as who fans most wanted to see the as “the mother.” As a teenager Ashley played Meg Ryan’s daughter, Dani Andropolous, on AS THE WORLD TURNS. She starred with Mark Feuerstein on the NBC series GOOD MORNING MIAMI, in Lifetime’s MONTANA SKY with John Corbett, and in the two SNOW movies with Tom Cavanagh. Other credits include recurring roles on Holly Hunter’s TNT series SAVING GRACE, SyFy’s WAREHOUSE 13, Lifetime’s SIDE ORDER OF LIFE, and Showtime’s HUFF, as well as roles on THE GOOD DOCTOR, FBI, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, CSI, MONK, THE MENTALIST, THE GOOD WIFE, PSYCH, LAW & ORDER: SVU, and HBO’s GIRLS, to name a few. She’s also starred in over a dozen Hallmark movies and others for Lifetime.
Born in Westchester, New York, Ashley studied at Boston University and RADA in London. She was a member of the acting company at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her first job out of drama school was understudying both Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol in the Off-Broadway play THE SHAPE OF THINGS, written and directed by Neil LaBute. During the run, Ashley performed both roles opposite Paul Rudd. She starred with Wendie Malick in Off-Broadway’s BURLEIGH GRIMES and starred on Broadway with Tom Skerritt in A TIME TO KILL, based on John Grisham’s novel.
With a natural skill for writing, Williams penned several personal pieces about her miscarriage and her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease for People and Medium. Williams is also a former birth doula, supporting mothers through childbirth. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, producer Neal Dodson, and their two young sons.