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Overview (4)

Born in Redlands, California, USA
Birth NameAshley Spencer Taylor Villegas Argota
Nicknames Ash
Smiley
AshBash
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ashley Argota is best known for her role as Lulu in Nickelodeon's hit show, True Jackson, VP (2008), and also as Kelly in Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures (2011). She starred in Disney's hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King", as Young Nala, at only 11 years old. She has appeared on TV shows including iCarly (2007), The Troop (2009), The Division, MAD TV, The Wayne Brady Show, and The Shield. When she's not in front of the cameras, Ashley is behind the mic. Her recording career began when she became the youngest performer ever to win five times in a row at Amateur Night at The Apollo, which led to her becoming a "Star of Tomorrow" at Showtime at The Apollo. She was also a semi-finalist on the Arsenio Hall hosted "Star Search" in 2003, where Ben Stein commented, "This girl has the best stage presence out of any young performer I've ever seen."

Ashley started acting at five years old. She appeared in multiple television shows including "The Division", "MAD TV", "The Wayne Brady Show", and "The Shield". At only 10 years old, she became the youngest performer ever to win five times in a row at "Amateur Night at the Apollo", which led to her becoming a Star of Tomorrow at "Showtime At The Apollo". At 11 years old, she toured in Disney's hit Broadway musical, "The Lion King", as Young Nala. She was also a semi-finalist on the Arsenio Hall hosted "Star Search" in 2003, where Ben Stein commented, "This girl has the best stage presence out of any young performer I've ever seen."

Shortly after guest starring on Nickelodeon's "iCarly", Ashley starred as the loyal, quirky, fun-loving assistant, Lulu, on the hit Nickelodeon show "True Jackson, VP". The show ran for three seasons. Directly after filming that show, she booked her second starring role in another Nickelodeon show where she played Kelly in "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures". After filming, she briefly attended her dream school, New York University, before returning to Los Angeles for work. As soon as she came home, Ashley worked on her debut album with songwriter Rebekah White. Her debut single, Limitless, is available on all digital platforms.

Ashley was also fortunate enough to return to her first love, musical theater, in the Lythgoe Family musical production of "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" as Princess Jasmine alongside Ben Vereen and Bruce Vilanch. After that, she filmed a recurring role on Disney XD's number one show, "Lab Rats", where she played the evil bionic soldier, S-1. Her Disney Channel Original Movie, "How To Build A Better Boy", premiered shortly after that to 4.6 million viewers, and became the number one event on the Watch Disney Channel App, with one million people tuning in before the premiere.

After shooting small spots on Freeform's "Chasing Life" and NBC's pilot "Cabot College", produced by Tina Fey, Ashley recurred on Freeform's "The Fosters" as Lou, the lead singer of the band Someone's Little Sister. Due to the amount of fans asking for the music they heard Ashley performing in multiple episodes, Freeform surprised fans (and Ashley!) by releasing a "Someone's Little Sister EP", which included the four songs she sang on the show in her first season. The EP shot to number 18 on the iTunes Alternative chart and broke the Top 100 on the iTunes overall chart.

In between filming more television shows (such as Disney's "Girl Meets World", a series regular role as Abigail on "Liberty Crossing") and films (Sony Pictures "The Cover Versions" as Amber), Ashley has starred in many live stage productions in Los Angeles. She played Juliet in the Bradley Bredeweg/Rockwell Table and Stage production of "Romeo & Juliet: Love Is A Battlefield", a modern take on the classic story of Romeo & Juliet, set to the epic anthems of Pat Benatar. She has also starred in multiple productions at Rockwell Table and Stage in their "Unauthorized Musical Parody" series, playing Regina George in "UMPO: Mean Girls", Allison in "UMPO: Hocus Pocus", Becca in "UMPO: Bridesmaids", and Cher Horowitz in "UMPO: Clueless". Ashley showed Los Angeles a more dramatic side when she played Shelby in "The Spitfire Grill" at the Garry Marshall Theatre.

Ashley is on the Advisory Committee for The Actor's Fund's "Looking Ahead Program". She is also Taco Bell's number one fan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: S.A.

Trivia (13)

Some of her favorite TV shows are Scandal, Greys Anatomy, Revenge, NCIS, Homeland, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, & Friends.
Her favorite hobbies are reading, listening to music, knitting/crocheting, playing with her dog, texting her friends, and watching TV.
She is the only performer in her family.
She likes butterflies. She has a butterfly necklace that she always wears.
She likes reading her horoscope.
Is Filipina.
Was accepted to NYU and attended her first semester at the College of Nursing. She will continue acting while going to school.
Is a high school student with Connections Academy, an online school.
Shooting 20 episodes of True Jackson, VP [November 2008]
One of her middle names, Spencer, comes from Princess Diana's maiden name.
When she is not filming projects, she spends her time performing around Los Angeles in various theatre shows.
Hosts a podcast with her fiancè called Mismo, where they discuss the day to day lives of actors.
Has five tattoos.

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