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Ashley Roberts

Roberts at the Tacoma Dome
Background information
Birth name Ashley Maria Roberts
Born September 14, 1981 (1981-09-14) (age 28)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupations Singer, dancer, actress
Labels A&M (2004-2010t)
Associated acts Pussycat Dolls

Ashley Roberts (born September 14, 1981)[1] is an American dancer, singer and actress. She was best known as a member of the modern burlesque group the Pussycat Dolls. She left the Pussycat Dolls on 2010, to pursue a solo career.


Early life and career

Roberts was born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Shadow Mountain High School. She began dancing at the age of three and singing at the age of eight. Her father was a drummer who played for the Mamas & the Papas. He later became a car dealer. Her mother was a Pilates instructor and they both inspired her to be a part of the entertainment industry. Her hair was brunette during her teenage years, as shown in Aaron Carter's "Oh Aaron" and "Not Too Young, Not Too Old" music video. [2][3]

During high school summer breaks she had traveled to the West Coast to study modern dance. After high school she moved permanently to Los Angeles. She appeared in television commercials and Counting Crows music video for "Accidentally in Love", Josh Groban music video for "You Raise Me Up", Jane's Addiction music video for "True Nature", Aaron Carter music video for "Oh Aaron" and "Not Too Young, Not Too Old" and Pink music video for "Trouble". She has also appeared in the gameshow "Rock and a Hard Place", hosted by Meatloaf, with fellow PCD members, Melody Thornton and Carmit Bachar.

Pussycat Dolls

Roberts at the Tacoma Dome in Washington

Within six months of her move she had joined the Pussycat Dolls. After three years of performing with the burlesque group she moved on to join the recording Pussycat Dolls along with members Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt. She sang co-lead along with Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta in the "Stickwitu" single b-side, "Santa Baby". She also recorded a song called "Played" for the Doll Domination Deluxe Edition. As with the other group members she is a salaried employee of Interscope Records. Shortly after Kimberly Wyatt's news broke, On February 29, 2010, Roberts made the announcement on her Web site in a letter to her fans. She stated the following:[4]

Yes, I have left the Pussycat Dolls..I love you all sooo much!!! I am so grateful to have the love and support of all of you. It was an amazing ride and I learned so much! You all mean the world to me and I'm excited to take you all on a new adventure. An adventure full of creativity, inspiration, learning, growing and lots of fun."

Solo career

She made her debut in the commercial film industry as Brooke in the Dance/Drama/Romance film Make It Happen alongside Black Christmas actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Riley Smith. The film was directed by Darren Grant and distributed by The Winestine Company. The film premiered on August 8, 2008 in the U.K. to mixed but mainly positive reviews. Production began from August 8, 2007 to September 17, 2007. On her official blog she stated that she would work on a number of different projects. She is working on her acting, and she will be a host on Maxim does Spring Break on E!. She also said that she is in the studio and recording songs for her own music.[4]


Also, see Pussycat Dolls discography

Solo songs

Year Title Artist Album
2008 "Played" Ashley Roberts Doll Domination: Deluxe Edition


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Make It Happen Brooke Supporting role


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