Annaleigh Ashford is known as an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is most famous for her roles as Glinda in Wicked, Margot in Legally Blonde, and Lauren in Kinky Boots.
Annaleigh Amanda Ashford was born on June 25, 1985 in Denver, Colorado. She is the girl of Holli Swanson and Chris Swanson. Her mom is a primary school exercise center educator and her father is an entrepreneur. She participated in Kids Cross Country and she was coached by her mom at six years old. Annaleigh's last race was the 400-meter dash and after that race, her mom decided to enroll her into the closest dance studio.
Ashford graduated from Wheat Ridge High School at 16 years old. From that point forward, she got enrolled in Marymount Manhattan College and earned a degree in theater at 19 years old.
When Ashford started her career as an actress, she was cast as Tina Denmark in 'Merciless' at 9 years old. She was the rising star everybody was discussing and she was named as 'The Teen to Watch' by the Rocky Mountain News at 14 years old.
Ashford had a big performance in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Feeling Electric in 2005. She joined Rent's Anthony Rapp at the New York Film Festival in the same year. She made her big leap forward from the role of Glinda on the First National Tour of 'Devilish'. She appeared in the series from December 2005 to September 2006. She worked on a musical version of 'Catch Me If You Can' as Brenda Strong in July 2007.
Annaleigh made her directorial debut at Birdland Jazz Club directing Jay Armstrong Johnson in his performance show debut in September 2010. She provided the voice of a troll in the highest earning animated film ever 'Frozen' in 2013. She appeared as Hildy in the Jennifer Lopez led comedy film 'Second Act' which was released in 2018. It was reported on July 23, 2018, that she would star in another musical film entitled 'American Reject'.
In September 2019, a new show about rape called Unbelievable was released on Netflix. Ashford has a leading role in the new show as a character named Lilly.
Annaleigh Ashford is a married lady. She has been married to Joe Tapper since July 29, 2013. The couple gave birth to a child named Jack Clark Tapper on September 8, 2016.
|Birth Date:||25 Jun, 1985|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Marymount Manhattan College|