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Ashley Benson
Born Ashley Victoria Benson
December 18, 1989 (1989-12-18) (age 20)
Anaheim Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Model
Years active 2002–present
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Ashley Benson (born Ashley Victoria Benson on December 18, 1989) is an American film and television actress, and model. She is known for her role as Abigail Deveraux on Days Of Our Lives (2004–2007).

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Private life

Benson was born in the Anaheim Hills area of Anaheim, California.[1]

Career

Born and raised in Anaheim, California. At age 3, started dancing competitively in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical. Benson also enjoys singing, and has appeared in several choir groups and musicals. At age 4, she was asked to audition to sing solo at four Christmas services for her 2,500 member church. At 5 years old, she modeled in dance catalogs, and at age 8 was pursued by The Ford Modeling Agency and worked steadily in print. She has also performed in NLT's music video "That Girl".

In 1999, Benson started pursuing an acting career. She began working and appearing on a number of commercials, but quickly made the transition into film and television. In 2004, Benson signed a three-year contract with the daytime television series, Days of our Lives, and on November 12, 2004 began her role as Abigail "Abby" Deveraux, the oldest child of supercouple Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton, until May 2, 2007.

Benson has also appeared on several television shows, including The Girls Next Door, A Haunting, Sex and the City, Hero, Weird Astronomy, and Lucky. She has also appeared in the film 13 Going on 30 as one of the "Six Chicks".

Ashley Benson currently stars in ABC's 2009 television series Eastwick,[2][3]. The show is based on John Updike's novel, The Witches of Eastwick, and the 1987 film adaption of the same name. Her character, Mia, is the teen-aged daughter of Roxie Torcoletti (Rebecca Romijn).

Recent projects

She starred in NLT's first music video, That Girl. Her career has also drifted into the realm of modeling; she has done a photo shoot for Vogue magazine with Britney Spears, and has also appeared in 35 commercials. She appeared as one of the back roles in an installment of the Bring It On series, Bring It On: In It to Win It as Carson. Recently, she appeared in the Lifetime TV movie Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal, where she played head cheerleader Brooke of the Fab Five, which is based on a true story which took place at McKinney North High School in Texas. She also played a witch disguised as a cheerleader in the CW series Supernatural.

In December 2009, Benson was cast as Hanna Marin in the TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard.[4]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2004 13 Going on 30 Six Chick
2007 Bring It On: In It to Win It Carson
2008 Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Brooke Tippit
Bart Got a Room Alice
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2007 Days Of Our Lives Abigail Deveraux 35 Episodes, November 12, 2004-May 7, 2007
2005 7th Heaven Margot 2 episodes
Zoey 101 Candice 1 episode
2006 The O.C Riley 1 episode
2008 Supernatural Tracy Davis 1 Episode
CSI: Miami Amy Beck 1 Episode
2009–2010 Eastwick Mia Torcoletti
2010 Pretty Little Liars Hanna Marin TV series – filming

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