Ashley Platz never shied away from competition, a high school track star on the rise, she found her passions shift when her theater arts teacher began secretly entering her into acting competitions. This shift led her to Pace University in New York City where she studied acting and began finding work in commercials, theater, and film. The festival success of one such film inspired Ashley to make the move to Los Angeles to devote herself to the competitive pursuit of an acting career. In Los Angeles, Ashley found her passions expand into activism when her taped audition for the CW’s Batwoman leaked on Twitter and she was thrust into the queer spotlight.
As a bisexual/pansexual woman, Ashley felt a deep responsibility to be visible for those who cannot be and has since committed herself to being an advocate for the rights of LGBTQ+ people. As an actor, Ashley has worked consistently recently appearing on Hawaii 5-O, 9-1-1, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grey’s Anatomy and GLOW. She is proud to announce that she will soon appear in season 4 of The Bold Type playing a Jersey lesbian (her first queer TV character). In addition, Ashley also writes and produces her own original films and series.