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Birth NameShelley Anne Regner
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Film, television and stage actress Shelley Regner is featured in Pitch Perfect 2, reprising the role of Ashley, an A Cappella singing Barden Bella member, whom she played in the original Pitch Perfect. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Regner has been dancing and singing since she was four-years-old. She attended Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge, where she was president of the Thespian Club in her senior year, and performed in her school's productions of Godspell, Grease (Jan), Beauty and the Beast (as Mrs Potts), Guys and Dolls (as Adelaide), and Neil Simon's Fools. She then attended Louisiana State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. During her college years, Regner actively participated in productions with LSU's Theater program and at Theater Baton Rouge where she portrayed Maureen Johnson in Rent and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray. Upon graduating from LSU, she heard about the audition for Pitch Perfect, which was held at the LSU School for Music and Dramatic Arts. For her audition, she sang Whitey Houston's "I Want to Dance with Somebody", got three call backs, and won the part of Ashley. Her immediate challenge was to become a "beat boxer" - essentially a vocal percussionist, pounding out the sound effect beats for the captivating a cappella tunes. Moving to Los Angeles, she booked episodic roles on Spike TV's Tattoo Nightmares and the Internet series, Singled. Regner also co-starred in Bite! The Musical, a zombie musical extravaganza that was shot in Puerto Rico, and has done well on the 2014-2015 film festival circuit. For her role as Olivia, the woman who chooses to join her husband as one of the undead, Regner won the Best Actress award at the Glendale International Film Festival. Additionally, Regner made her Carnegie Hall debut in Total Vocal, a concert by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 and The Sing Off producer) and DCINY concert series. She continues to be very active in musical theater in Los Angeles, where she has completed the role of the sequined Pink Pony in Bronies: The Musical, a stage show that showcases the nationwide phenomenon of guys who watch "My Little Pony," and she was Tasha Wood in Spank! Harder national tour, a musical sequel to Spank!, which is a wild parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. Most recently, Regner originated the role of Cecile Caldwell in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions at The Rockwell Table and Stage and can be seen next in glory/struck's production of American Idiot in downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex warehouse. Regner is a new cast member of the sketch comedy show TMI Hollywood, and she has also been cast as a lead recurring role in the new web series, McMann & Bernstein, going into production in June 2015.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steven Rubin and Shelley Regner

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