Speakers Profile - Ashley Jones

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Since she was a very young child, Jones has known she wanted to act. Playing the violin and taking ballet competed for her dedication, but it was the love of acting that sustained. A true Southern Belle, Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Texas. She began doing theatre at nine years old as the lead in the English play, The Chalk Garden.

Jones continued with the Queen's English in George Bernard Shaw plays at the Actors' Theatre of Houston. At 14, her television career began in the CBS series, THE FIRE NEXT TIME, portraying Craig T. Nelson's daughter. On the set, she met Noah Nelson, Craig's son, whom she would marry ten years later.

Her career ranges from recurring as a prairie girl (Ingrid) on Dr Quinn Medicine Woman to a psychotic mental woman, Kennedy Gable (2/2008) on CSI:NY.

By the age of twenty- one, Jones had studied in Italy for a semester, been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, worked with Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn and earned a BA at Pepperdine University, all while being a series regular on The Young and the Restless and managing the Volunteer Center in Malibu, California.

After Young and Restless, Jones continued to build her body of work in television and film. She worked on Without a Trace, The District, 7TH Heaven, Strong Medicine, For the People and recurred on Crossing Jordan as Beth Flarety. Jones enjoyed working with Luke Wilson and Will Farrell in the hugely successful comedy, Old School, and continued to explore comedy in the film Extreme Dating.

While once again working with Craig T. Nelson on The District , Jones began seeing longtime friend, Noah Nelson. “We would lose contact for a year or so, but fate always seemed to bring us back to each other,” Ashley has said. In 2002, Ashley and Noah, now a television writer, married in Sherwood, CA. Ashley resides in California, but visits Texas (which she still refers to as “home”) where her parents and sister, Jordan, and brother, Zach, live.

When Jones was offered the complex role of Bridget Forrester on the most watched serial drama in the world, The Bold and the Beautiful, she decided to go back to daytime for bit. While portraying Bridget, she was able to again flex her muscles in theatre, commuting to New York in Vanities, off Broadway. Always ambitious, Ashley currently took a break from “B&B” and worked opposite Gary Sinise on CSI, and also went on location filming the two aforementioned films for Lifetime. Jones also starred in the short film, His Good Will, which already has people buzzing about a possible Oscar nomination.

Jones possess a tireless spirit not only for creativity, but also service. She has worked with City of Hope, St. Jude's Cancer Research Funding, Step Up Women's Network, as well as volunteering her time with disabled and abused children as Hillsides Pasadena Home. Most recently, Ashley became involved with Step Up Women's Network and is proud to be hosting the Inspiration Awards in May, along side other phenomenal women in the entertainment industry. Jones' love of dogs and her own little one, Scottie, connected her to working with different animal organizations, including Much Love Animal Rescue and Love On 4 Paws, where Scottie joins Ashley in therapeutically helping severely ill patients. And finally Jones concludes, “I hope to include traveling into my schedule. So far this year, I've already been to Costa Rica, Canada, New York and London. I'm at a time in my life where I'm overly curious about the world, about other cultures.”