Who is Ashley anyway?

 

Ashley was born and raised in Encino, but spent her formative years pounding the pavement of New York City.  She’s an award-winning singer of many styles (and many languages), actress and voice over artist.

 

Her voice can be heard in numerous TV & radio commercials​, as well as animation, promos, videogames, jingles, radio plays, audiobooks, documentaries, dubbing​ and even on rides inside Disneyland! She is also one of the most famous people you've never heard of, doing voice matching/soundalikes for many celebrities in feature films. She can be heard singing in cabarets, musicals, commercials, soundtracks, and as a background singer. Ashley also sings with different bands around LA. She was lead singer of the Klezmer band, Mostly Kosher, at Disney California Adventure. They are the first Jewish music group to ever play in a Disney park. With MK, she sang in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino. She can also be heard singing around LA with the gospel/blues/soul group, the acclaimed Eagle Rock Gospel Singers and Tom Kenny and the Hi Seas. She's also a regular performer/soloist for Cafe Europa- a social club for Holocaust survivors living in Los Angeles. 

 

She dubbed the historic Frank Capra/Columbia film, (Columbia Pictures' first talkie) “The Donovan Affair” (1929) at the Egyptian Theatre, Film Forum NYC and the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. 

 

Some of her clients include Disney+, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures,  Paramount Pictures, Fruit of the Loom, Honda, Verizon Wireless, Sony Pictures, Shamrock Farms, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bandai/Namco, Crest (with Shakira), Cartoon Network, ULTA Beauty, Smokey Bear (with Sam Elliott and Patrick Warburton), McDonald's, Old Navy, Clorox, Walgreens, Walmart, Arco, CBS, IBM, Wells Fargo, Acura, AT&T, Discover Card, NBC, Discover Card, Bang Zoom Animation, Dunkin Donuts, & Waste Management. She also can be heard in animation, such as "Samurai! Daycare" (with Matthew Lillard and Bobby Lee), and she is the narrator for the documentaries "Living Earth" and "Keeping Christmas."

 

She’s proudly performed Off-Broadway and regionally at NYC Town Hall, NY City Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Wolftrap Opera, Liederkranz Opera, Symphony Space, Universal Studios, the Knitting Factory, the Egyptian Theatre, Film Forum and the Greek Theatre.

 

For one year, Ashley toured the United States doing a one-person show about Anne Frank’s life, which also gave her the opportunity to teach children around the country about the Holocaust through Anne Frank’s story. She has performed most of Gilbert and Sullivan’s canon while a member of the famed NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players!

 

In addition to performing in English, she was also in the National Yiddish Theatre’s Drama Desk nominated "Di Yam Gazlonim" (The Pirates of Penzance in Yiddish), as well as many concerts performing Yiddish folk songs and musicals all over NYC.  

 

Ashley loves to make people laugh, and has studied and performed sketch comedy & improv at The Groundlings, ioWest, & Acme Theatre with different troupes and shows.

 

She holds a BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase.  A reviewer once compared her to Katharine Hepburn, but more than this, Kirk Douglas used her as the model for illustrations for his book “The Broken Mirror.” She also volunteers for LA BookPALS, reading books to elementary school children in Los Angeles. 

© 2014 Ashley Adler