Who is Ashley Hinshaw?

Born on 11 December 1988, in La Porte, Indiana, under the inquisitive and resourceful sign of Sagittarius, Ashley Hinshaw is a 30-year-old American model and actress. She is best known for taking on the lead role in “About Cherry”, a drama depicting the life and times of adult film industry professionals. Fans also know her for appearances in iconic TV shows such as “True Blood”, “Gossip Girl” and “True Detective”. Initially, she had her eyes on modeling, but decided to try her hand at acting. Since 2017, she has been officially using her married name – Ashley Grace.

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Early Life and Family: Growing Up in Indiana

Ashley was born into an American family in rural Indiana to parents Craig and Christina Hinshaw, but we have no knowledge of their professions or ages. We also don’t know whether it was their influence that gave Ashley the motivation to try her hand at modeling, but it seems likely as her first foray into the world of show business took place when she was just nine years-old. While still at middle school, she played the lead role in several plays in her local youth theater., and around this time, people also took notice of her looks, which prompted her to give pageantry a chance. Her first big success came when she was still 13, and won the Miss Maple City Pageant and Talent Competition in several categories, including Most Beautiful, Most Photogenic and Most Talented. Unlike most children at this age, Ashley wanted to compete in pageants, and wasn’t forced to do so by her parents. Her initial successful streak was a sign of things to come, giving her indications that this might be her true calling.

Preparing for a Career in Modeling

Encouraged by her accomplishments at child beauty pageants, Ashley started taking her potential modeling career more seriously. At the age of 14, she placed near the top at the  National Miss American Coed Pageant, in the category of Miss American Junior Teen. In 2003, she entered the Queen’s Court Beauty Competition, where she finished in third place. The same year, she narrowly lost in the final round of the photogenic competition at the Miss Indiana Junior Teen Pageant, finishing in second place, so gaining a position of state finalist in the application process, while being nominated for Best Speech, Prettiest Smile and receiving the most recommendations from judges to participate in next year’s contest. Being a successful beauty pageant contestant, Ashley determined to become a model, and made the difficult decision to move to New York City, at the tender age of 16.

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Getting Used to New York: Abercrombie & Fitch, MTV and More

Upon moving to The Big Apple, she had a hard time getting used to the hustle and bustle of the biggest city in the country. Moving from a rural mid-west town to New York was far from easy, but Ashley was determined to make the most of her opportunity. A talent agency forwarded her contact information to Abercrombie & Fitch, who invited her to participate in a photoshoot for their Spring/Summer collection. As they are a company with more than $3 billion in revenue on a yearly basis, Ashley got the publicity she needed. After working with a couple of other brands to build up her portfolio, she was offered the role of a judge on MTV’s hit reality show – “Made” in 2008. Wanting to become celebrities, teens were separated into categories according to their desired profession, and trained for months before appearing in front of Ashley and the other judges. Her time on the show was a success, making her consider expanding her areas of influence.

First Experiences With Acting: Gossip Girl, Fringe and Other Works

Even though she appeared in a number of child plays in theater earlier in her life, Ashley wasn’t even remotely experienced when it came to acting in a TV role, so she worked hard to develop her skills, and used her connections to secure a role as herself in “Gossip Girl”, one of the best teen drama shows of the last decade. She appeared in episode one during season three, as the girl who caught the attention of Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), while he was having problems with his girlfriend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester). Ashley loved the opportunity, and the fact that she played herself was a sign that this 21-year-old model was going places. She then appeared in “Fringe” and in “The Glades”, a crime drama. After these two roles, in 2010 she decided to move to Los Angeles, California.

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Solidifying Her Place in the Industry: LOL, Rites of Passage and About Cherry

The move to Los Angeles meant that 22-year-old Ashley was thrust into the epicenter of show business. Immediately upon arrival, she was cast to play the co-lead role next to Miley Cyrus in the 2012 remake of the 2008 French movie “LOL (Laughing Out Loud)”. While critics were somewhat lukewarm to her performance as the best friend to Miley’s character, the whole movie was both a financial and commercial disaster. Regardless, she received some much-needed publicity. While her role in “Rites of Passage” with Christian Slater was a success, her biggest break came in 2012, while she was still filming the final scenes of “LOL”. She played the role of Angelina alongside James Franco and Dev Patel in the critically acclaimed “About Cherry”. Based on the book by a veteran porn actress, the film depicts the struggles of a young lady who aspires to become an adult film star in San Francisco.

Recent Works: Chronicle, True Blood and True Detective

In 2012, we could see Ashley as Casey Letter, a member of the cast of “Chronicle”, a film about a group of superheroes battling the forces of evil. Two years later, in 2014, she appeared in four episodes of “True Blood”, the hit series about vampires and their battles against other supernatural beings and malicious humans; her character ended up marrying Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), and the two had three children together. In 2015, she assumed the part of Lacey Lindel in three separate episodes of “True Detective”, since when she’s taken it a bit easier, appearing in TV shows from time to time – her most significant roles in recent years have been in “StartUP”, “Chicago Med” and “The Arrangement”.

Personal Life: Who is Ashley Kinshaw’s Husband Topher Grace? Do They Have Any Children?

Topher Grace is a 40-year-old American actor. His best roles include as Eric Forman in “That 70s Show”, and as Venom in “Spider-Man 3”. While he was more popular in the 1990s, he has maintained a steady habit of appearing in a few films on a yearly basis. He and Ashley met at a cocktail party, and started dating in January 2014, and got engaged just a year later. On 29 May 2016, the couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony near their home in Santa Barbara, California. In November 2017, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Mabel Jane Grace. Ashley is an avid Harry Potter fan and thinks she would belong in Gryffindor House.

What is Ashley Hinshaw’s Net Worth?

According to several credible sources, Ashley Hinshaw has a net worth of approximately $500,000, as of mid-2019, accumulate through years of working hard to get the best roles in Hollywood movies. It can also be said that she laid an excellent foundation by working as a model during her first few years in New York City. Her husband is a famous actor as well, so they most likely have enough funds to last them for the rest of their lives.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Ashley Hinshaw?

Ashley Hinshaw is 5ft 8in (173cm) tall, weighs approximately 125 lbs (57kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-24-35. She has light blue eyes with the blonde hair to match.

Social Media Presence

Posted by Ashley Hinshaw on Friday, February 8, 2013

Ashley is an avid social media user – on Instagram, she is followed by 27,000 people and regularly shares photos from her personal life, as well as opinions about politics, legislature and pop culture. She also has a Twitter account with 10,000 followers.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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