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Ashley Jensen

Born and raised in Annan, Scotland, Ashley Jensen now resides in L.A. with her actorhusband Terence Beesley, her little boy Frankie Jack and her Utonagan dog Barney.

Jensen has quickly won the hearts of Europe and Hollywood for her breakout performance as the loveable loser Maggie Jacobs on the BBC/HBO series Extras, in which she stars opposite Ricky Gervais. For her work in Extras, she has received two British Comedy Awards (Best Actress, Best Newcomer), the Golden Rose of Montreaux Award, Best Actress at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival, Glamour Magazine's Comedy Woman of the Year award and she was nominated for a BAFTA and Emmy Award. Other notable television work includes ABC hit drama Ugly Betty and the new CBS comedy series Accidentally on Purpose.

Jensen's film credits include Topsy Turvy for director Mike Leigh and Cock and Bull Story, opposite Steve Coogan, for director Michael Winterbottom.

Jensen has also worked on several animated feature films including Arthur Christmas and Pirates!—In an Adventure with Scientists, both for Aardman Animations.

Jensen has just finished filming the lead role in the new Jim O'Hanlon television drama The Reckoning and will star opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in the new feature film Hysteria.


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Ashley Jensen Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayAugust 11, 1969 (48)
SignLeo
BirthplaceAnnan, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Ashley Jensen compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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