Ashley Spencer is an American musical theater actress who came to limelight after she appeared as a contestant on NBC’s show Grease: You’re the One that I Want. Besides, she also acted in the movie such as The Last Five Years, Russian Broadway Shut Down, Hairspray and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. She happily married to husband, Jeremy Jordan.
Early Life and Career
Ashley Spencer was born on 8th March 1985 to American parents in Canton, Ohio, U.S. She holds the citizenship of America and follows Christianity.
From early days, she was interested in dancing and acting and wanted to pursue her career in the related field. Later, she even joined ballet class and learned ballet dance.
Spencer made TV debut from the NBC reality television series, Grease: You’re the One That I Want! which starred Billy Bush, Denise Van Outen, Kathleen Marshall, Jim Jacobs and David Ian. The series was choreographed by two-time Tony Award-winner, Kathleen Marshall. She was the runner-up of the show.
In 2007, she made her Broadway debut as Amber Von Tussle in American musical, Hairspray, replacing Bryan O’Malley. She played the final performance as Amber on 13th July 2008 after being in the production for a year. Again, from 20th July 2010 to 1st August 2010, she played the same role in Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Hairspray.
On July 2008, she replaced Laura Osnes as Sandy in the Broadway production of Grease, 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey where she is seen opposite Derek Keeling. In July 7-9 2009, she played the role of Eponine in Les Miserables at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
She also played the Divas in the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert which is a musical with a book by Australian director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. It opened in March 2011 at the Palace Theater. The show has a pre-Broadway tryout beginning in October 2010 at the Princess of Wales Theater, Toronto.
Moreover, she played the role of Sherrie in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages from Emily Padgett which was succeeded by the fellow contestant of You’re The One That I Want Kate Rockwell in January 2013.
This beautiful musical actress Spencer is a married woman. She is married to actor and singer, Jeremy Jordan: as they tied the knot on 8th September 2012 after going on for few dates.
The couple first met each other on Facebook and went for a dinner date. Their first date was quite exciting and fun as they had a drink, sang karaoke and then the usual.
Ashley Spencer along with her husband, Jeremy shares a net worth of $4.5 million.