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Ashley Leggat
Born Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat
September 26, 1986 (age 23)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Ashley Leggat (born Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat on September 26, 1986) is a Canadian actress, singer, and dancer. She is known for her role as Casey McDonald in Life with Derek and for her role as Marcia in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.


Private Life

Ashley Leggat was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and has Scottish and Irish ancestry on her mother's side.[1]

A student of ballet, smash, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, musical theatre and hip hop, she has been honoured with awards at several prestigious North American competitions. In 2004, she garnered the senior title of Miss Dance at the Dance, Dance, Dance competition; top senior dancer at Flash Dance, and Senior Title and Dancer of the Year at 5-6-7-8 Showtime, as well as being named the top senior dancer at the Can Dance competition.

The Hamilton, Ontario native began her theatrical training with Theatre Aquarius’ Performing Arts Program under the direction of Lou Zamprogna. That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing “Marta” in Theatre Aquarius’ production of The Sound of Music. She went on to perform in several of the company’s productions including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz. She also performed the role of Montagra in The Nutcracker at Hamilton Place.


Leggat also has amassed an impressive list of credits on the big and small screens. She appeared in the Disney feature Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan, the television movie A Very Married Christmas, with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead Kat Adams in Ace Lightning.

Leggat performed concurrent recurring roles on the series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien for Fox and YTV, and In A Heartbeat for Disney. She performed a guest lead role on the popular series Real Kids, Real Adventures, and a lead role on the CBC Radio drama Articles of Faith. As well, she appeared in the cable feature What Girls Learn, starring Elizabeth Perkins and Scott Bakula; the Disney television movie The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick, the comedy series The Blobheads, and the fantasy sci-fi series The Zack Files. In 2005, Leggat performed in Moze Mossanen's short film Roxana as part of CBC's "Opening Night" series.

Leggat has starred in the Toronto version of the hit play Dirty Dancing and has received critical acclaim for her lead role of Baby.

Leggat has guest starred on Aaron Stone which shows on the Disney XD.

On the 31st of July, 2009, Leggat commented on her Official Facebook Page[2], that they will start shooting Vacation with Derek on September of that year.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Michelle
2000 I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Stacey 4 episodes
2000–2001 In a Heartbeat Michelle 3 episodes
2001 What Girls Learn Libbie
2002 The Zack Files Kristen 1 episode
2003 The Music Man Actor/dancer uncredited
2004 The Blobheads Misty 2 episodes
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Marcia
A Very Married Christmas Danielle
Ace Lightning Kat Adams 13 episodes
2005 Life with Derek Casey McDonald 70 episodes, 2005—2009
Darcy's Wild Life Brittany McMillan 5 episodes, 2005—2006
2006 11 Cameras Kelly
2008 The Latest Buzz Herself
2009 The Jerk Theory Britney
2010 Vacation with Derek Casey McDonald TV movie
Made... The Movie Tiffany filming


  1. ^ Ashley Leggat currently dates Francisco Xavier, a hockey player from New Jersey,USA.Positive Entertainment Interview
  2. ^ Official Facebook Page

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Simple English

Ashley Leggat
Born September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26) (age 24)
Hamilton, Ontario

Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat (born September 26, 1986) is a Canadian actress who is known for her roles as "Casey MacDonald" in the Canadian series Life with Derek.


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