Ashley Peldon (born April 2, 1984) is an American television and film actress.
Life and career
Peldon and her sister Courtney began their careers as child actors. In 1988, Ashley Peldon was cast as Marah Lewis, daughter of Josh and Reva Lewis on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light. Peldon received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for her third year on the show.
She went on to appear in motion pictures such as The Lemon Sisters, Stella, Deceived, Drop Dead Fred, Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Ghost World and other films. For two years Peldon appeared on the NBC television series The Mommies and has had recurring roles on such television series as That 70s Show and The Pretender. Peldon starred as "spoiled actress Amy King" in MTV's comedy series Connected.
In January 2007, Peldon graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in Child Psychology and Film from Skidmore College in New York. Her interest in child psychology originated from her dramatic role as the sexually abused youngster in CBS TV's Child of Rage when she was 7 years old. In February 2008, Peldon directed an Allan Heinberg play for TV Takes the Stage. The play starred Bonnie Somerville and Melissa Sagemiller.
Peldon earned her Master's Degree in clinical psychology. She is currently a doctoral candidate in progress earning her PhD in depth psychology.
Ashley married her husband Steve Hurdle in 2010. They have one child, a daughter.
Awards and nominations
She was nominated in 1991 for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for The Guiding Light (1952).
She is a multiple and a six and three years consecutive nominee and award winner of a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards:
- 1990 - Won for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama for The Guiding Light (1952)
- 1991 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for The Guiding Light (1952).
- 1992 - Nominated for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series for The Guiding Light (1952).
- 1993 - Won for Best Young Actress Under Ten in a Television Movie for Child of Rage (1992) (TV).
- 1994 - Nominated for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series for The Mommies (1993) shared with Sam Gifaldi, Ryan Merriman, Shiloh Strong and Joey Zimmerman and won for Best Actress Under Ten in a Television Series or Show for Shameful Secrets (1993) (TV) tied with Ashley Johnson for Phenom (1993).
- 1995 - Nominated three times, for Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show and for Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a TV Series for The Mommies (1993) and for Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Special for Without Warning (1994) (TV).
- 1997 - Nominated for Best Performance in a Drama Series by a Young Actress for The Pretender (1996).
- 1998 - Nominated twice, for Best Performance in a Voiceover in TV or Film by a Young Actress for Cats Don't Dance (1997) and for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series by a Leading Young Actress for The Westing Game (1997) (TV) as the main character Tabitha Ruth/Turtle/Alice Wexler.
- 1999 - Nominated for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series by a Guest Starring Young Actress for The Pretender (1996).
|1989||Lemon Sisters, TheThe Lemon Sisters||Sarah Frank|
|1989-1991||Guiding Light||Marah Lewis||TV series|
|1990||Stella||Jenny (age 3)|
|1991||Drop Dead Fred||Young Elizabeth|
|1991||Torkelsons, TheThe Torkelsons||Molly Jeffers||Episode: "Return to Sender"|
|1992||Day-O||Grace (age 4)||TV movie|
|1992||Child of Rage||Catherine||TV movie|
|1992||Little Mermaid, TheThe Little Mermaid||Additional Voices||Episode: "The Evil Manta"|
|1993||Little Mermaid, TheThe Little Mermaid||Boy/Girl (voice)||Episode: "Metal Fish"|
|1993||Quantum Leap||Jessica Elroy||Episode: "A Tale of Two Sweeties"|
|1993-1995||Mommies, TheThe Mommies||Kasey Larson||29 episodes|
|1994||Little Mermaid, TheThe Little Mermaid||Additional Voices||Episode: "Ariel's Treasures"|
|1994||Without Warning||Kimberly Hastings||TV movie|
|1995||Black Scorpion||Little Darcy||TV movie|
|1996||Jake's Women||Young Molly||TV movie|
|1996||Ellen||Little Paige||Episode: "The Bubble Gum Incident"|
|1996||Crucible, TheThe Crucible||Ruth Putnam|
|1996-1999||Pretender, TheThe Pretender||Young Miss Parker||10 episodes|
|1997||Cats Don't Dance||Darla Dimple||Voice|
|1997||Home Improvement||Diane||Episode: "Quest for Fire"|
|1998||With Friends Like These...||Marissa DiMartino|
|1998||Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story||Teen Raksha the Wolf (voice)||Video|
|2001||Tucker||Juliette||Episode: "Kiss and Tell"|
|2001||That '70s Show||Teenage Kitty||Episode: "Eric's Naughty No-no"
Episode: "Backstage Pass"
|2009||Aliens in the Attic||Additional Voice|
|2012||Chronicle||Flyer School Girl|