Ashley Newbrough is an American-Canadian actress and producer, who is perhaps still best known for playing the role of Sage Baker in “Privileged” (2008), and Nell Phillips in “Small Town Christmas” (2018).
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Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Ashley Elizabeth Ann Newbrough was born on 13 October 1987 under the zodiac sign of Libra, in Newport, Rhode Island USA. Her father, Greg Newbrough, is American, while her mother is Canadian, thus she’s of White Caucasian ethnicity, and holds dual nationality.
Ashley has three siblings – two sisters and a brother.
At the age of three, Ashley and her family moved to Cambridge, Ontario, where she spent her formative years. Ashley’s father, Greg, served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps (USMC), while her mother’s career is unknown.
The Newbrough parents raised their children to be charitable – in an interview with Hallmark Channel, Ashley shared that they had a Christmas tradition, whereby they would purchase an ‘angel tree,’ pick their favorite toys and place them in the tree for random children to take home.
That way, Ashley and her siblings learned to spread love to others.
Ashley ventured into entertainment at the age of ten, appearing in various commercials for popular Canadian brands.
She attended St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, and at her matriculation assembly, won the ‘Most Likely to be a Superstar’ Award.
There are currently no details about her siblings or mother. However, we’ll ensure to update this content as the need arises.
Ashley made her on-screen debut at 13 in 2000, playing Alice in the episode “The Library of No Return” of the science fiction series “The Zack Files”, and two years later she made a minor appearance in the 2002 Disney Original film, “Get a Clue”.
From 2003 to 2005, Ashley Newbrough played the recurring role of Audrey Quinlan in the Canadian teen comedy series “Radio Free Roscoe”, cast alongside Kate Todd, Nathan Stephen, Al Mukadam and Nathan Carter. Meantime in 2004, she appeared in the Canadian crime drama “Missing”.
Ashley won her first lead role in the same year, in Lifetime’s TV drama “The Coven”, starring opposite Illeana Douglas and Paula Devicq, however, Lifetime didn’t go through with the series.
The following year, she played Melinda in “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, and subsequently appeared as Sloane McCarthy in “The Best Years” (2007). Ashley ventured into Hollywood that year, playing Doris in the American horror film “Kaw”, directed by Sheldon Wilson. Then she landed a recurring role in “Rent-a-Goalie”, portraying Dallas from 2007 through 2008.
After that role, Ashley landed the lead role of Sage Baker, Rose Baker’s twin and arrogant, high-maintenance granddaughter of cosmetics mogul Laurel Limoges, in “Privileged” (2008-09), cast opposite Lucy Hale, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Brian Hallisay.
Ashley then starred in Kyle Sawyer’s short 2011 film “Even the Brave”, with Craig Marshall and Matt Burkhart, then she had the recurring role of Kyra in the American mystery drama “Mistresses”, through 2013 and 2014.
Newbrough was cast in her first Hallmark movie, “Love Under the Stars,” in 2015, co-starring with Wes Brown and Jaeda Miller, playing Becca, the 30-year old graduate student scared of commitment after suffering a devastating loss; her entire life changes after meeting Emily.
The following year, she played the role of Nicole Cavanaugh opposite Rocky Myers and Tammin Sursok, in “You May Now Kill the Bride”
The actress once again partnered with Hallmark in 2017, as she starred in another Christmas romcom, “Snowmance”, In 2018, she starred in “Small Town Christmas” opposite Kristoffer Polaha, Bailey Skodje and Debs Howard, playing Nell Phillips, an author who reconnected with a former colleague in his hometown while on a nationwide book tour.
In 2019 she starred in two other Christmas rom coms, namely “A Merry Christmas Match” and Lifetime’s “A Christmas Love Letter”, then appeared in “The Valentine Competition” and “Flowers and Honey,” both in 2021. Also, in February of 2021, Ashley appeared in “Like Whoa,” a music video by the pop band Forever Endeavor.
Most recently, Ashley Newbrough has delved into producing. Early in 2021, she was the executive producer of “Flowers and Honey” which she also starred in.
Personal Life, Relationship
Ashley Newbrough keeps her love life private, but it’s known that the actress has been dating American actor Matt Shively since 2017, and they spent Christmas with her family the following year. Her boyfriend, Matt once described her as his rock, saying ‘you are my one true. I love you. Always have. Always will.’ The couple celebrates their anniversary on 25 August.
Ms. Newbrough is active on social media, especially Instagram (@ashleynewbrough), on which she has almost 60,000 followers.
She often posts wishes to her family and friends on special occasions – on Mother’s Day, she shared a photo of her mother and herself at the beach, captioned, ‘you’ve held me up my whole life. Happy Mothers’ Day Scarecrow.’
She also has a close friendship with American actress Sarah Hyland.
Ashley lived in Ontario, Canada, until 2008, when she landed the lead role in “Privileged.” She now lives with her boyfriend in Los Angeles, California.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Ashley Newbrough stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.74m) and weighs around 135lbs (61kgs). She has long blonde hair and a pair of grey eyes. Her dressing style is girly yet classy, as she loves wearing colorful dresses and two-piece suits.
Hobbies, FavoriteThings and Interesting Facts
- Ashley has a pet dog named Charlie.
- She loves seafood, especially snails.
- She enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly taking walks on the beach.
Net Worth and Salary
At the time of this writing in late 2021, the 34-year-old Ashley Ann Newbrough has an estimated net worth of $3 million, earned from her career as an actress, and recently a producer. Details of property owned by the actress and her family remain undisclosed to the public.