Ashley Rickards

Ashley Rickards

Ashley Nicole Rickards (born May 4, 1992, height 5' 3¾" (1,62 m)) is an American actress, known for her role in MTV's Awkward as Jenna Hamilton, and as Samantha "Sam" Walker, a troubled young girl taken in by Brooke Davis who becomes her foster-mother, in The CW teen drama series One Tree Hill. She also starred in the 2011 independent drama film Fly Away as Mandy, a severely autistic girl. Rickards grew up on a horse farm that catered for children with special needs. She attended a local Montessori school where, at age 13, she had her first taste of acting in an opera production. Rickards graduated from high school at age fifteen and is a member of Mensa. After attending a local talent showcase, organized by Lou Perlman, Rickards traveled to Los Angeles where she eventually gathered a team of representatives. Upon graduating, Rickards began to appear in a number of minor roles, as child labor laws restricted the number of hours she was able to work. After making a number of guest appearances and shorts, she landed the role of Samantha Walker, a runaway foster child, in One Tree Hill for the 2008-2009 season. Although not aware of the show before auditioning, Rickards found that she "learned so much from acting techniques to different ways of shooting things".Her character did not return the following season, while in the same year she had a bit part in her first feature film, Gamer. Rickards spent much of 2009 attending auditions while a proposed lead-role in the film Dirty Girl fell through. In 2010 she appeared opposite Jimmy Smits in an episode of the legal drama Outlaw while she also auditioned for the lead-role in Awkward. Initially rejected, her manager Adam Griffin sent the producers a tape Rickards had made for Fly Away "to show how she can do anything". The actress landed both roles and filmed the pilot for the MTV series prior to Fly Away, a feature where she played a severely autistic girl. A former competitive equestrian, she helped to launch the Project Futures Somaly Mam Foundation (2011), which works to prevent and end human trafficking and sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. Rickards writes poetry, scripts, and enjoys painting in her spare time. She also appeared in The Fray's video for "How to Save a Life", and also in The Format's video for "She Doesn't Get It".

  • Title: Ashley Rickards
  • Popularity: 9.351
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1992-05-04
  • Place of Birth: Sarasota, Florida, USA
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Ashley Rickards Movies

  • 2009
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    Gamer

    Gamer

    5.713 2009 HD

    Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in...

    Genre: Action

    Cast: Gerard Butler

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  • 2011
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    Fly Away

    Fly Away

    5.4 2011 HD

    The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Beth Broderick

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  • 2012
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    Struck by Lightning

    Struck by Lightning

    6.222 2012 HD

    After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Chris Colfer

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  • 2012
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    Sassy Pants

    Sassy Pants

    5.798 2012 HD

    Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ashley Rickards

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  • 2014
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    A Haunted House 2

    A Haunted House 2

    6.14 2014 HD

    After exorcising the demons of his ex-, Malcolm starts afresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home,...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Marlon Wayans

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  • 2014
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    Behaving Badly

    Behaving Badly

    5.274 2014 HD

    Teenager Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. He'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Nat Wolff

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  • 2017
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    The Outcasts

    The Outcasts

    6.151 2017 HD

    After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Victoria Justice

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  • 2017
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    Killer App

    Killer App

    3.8 2017 HD

    A young hacker creates an "antisocial" networking app that matches enemies instead of friends. When her enemies start turning up dead, she must...

    Genre: Thriller

    Cast: Ashley Rickards

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  • 2014
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    At the Devil's Door

    At the Devil's Door

    4.799 2014 HD

    When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns...

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Ashley Rickards

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  • 2018
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    Pretty Little Stalker

    Pretty Little Stalker

    4.2 2018 HD

    A self help writer and her family become the target of a troubled girl.

    Genre: TV Movie

    Cast: Nicky Whelan

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  • 2020
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    Smiley Face Killers

    Smiley Face Killers

    3.074 2020 HD

    Handsome young soccer player Jake Graham believes he is going insane, unable to shake the feeling of being stalked by something, by someone.

    Genre: Horror

    Cast: Ronen Rubinstein

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  • 2010
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    Ugly Betty

    Ugly Betty

    6.265 2010 HD

    Betty Suarez is smart, tough and tenacious, but also sensitive and loving. She hopes these skills will help her to get a job within the Meade...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: America Ferrera

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  • 2013
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    CSI: NY

    CSI: NY

    7.345 2013 HD

    Follow the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators".

    Genre: Crime

    Cast: Gary Sinise

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  • 2024
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    American Horror Story

    American Horror Story

    8.135 2024 HD

    An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven,...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Emma Roberts

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  • 2016
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    Awkward.

    Awkward.

    7.463 2016 HD

    An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ashley Rickards

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  • 2012
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    One Tree Hill

    One Tree Hill

    7.722 2012 HD

    In Tree Hill, North Carolina two half brothers share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: James Lafferty

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  • 2012
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    Punk'd

    Punk'd

    5.1 2012 HD

    What happens when the biggest stars in the world get too high on the Hollywood hog? When their bank accounts start swelling bigger than their heads?...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Andrew Santino

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  • 2023
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    The Flash

    The Flash

    7.785 2023 HD

    After being struck by lightning, CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a nine-month coma to discover he has been granted the gift of super...

    Genre: Drama

    Cast: Grant Gustin

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  • 2017
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    Dimension 404

    Dimension 404

    6.432 2017 HD

    Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the...

    Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    Cast: Mark Hamill

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  • 2008
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    Zoey 101

    Zoey 101

    8.123 2008 HD

    Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Jamie Lynn Spears

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  • 2009
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    Everybody Hates Chris

    Everybody Hates Chris

    8.024 2009 HD

    Chris is a teenager growing up as the eldest of three children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980s. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Tyler James Williams

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  • 2016
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    Everybody Hates Chris

    Everybody Hates Chris

    7.463 2016 HD

    An irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton whose life begins to...

    Genre: Comedy

    Cast: Ashley Rickards

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