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Ashley Rickards

Also Known As: Jenna P. Hamilton, Samantha "Sam" Walker, Mandy

Ashley Rickards

Date of Birth: May 4, 1992
Height: 5'4"
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida, United States
In a Relationship With:
Tom Cole
Best Quotes:

When I was nine or 10, I had jumped off of a bunk bed and shattered and dislocated my shoulder. That was on the same arm as the cast was on, which I didn’t really put together until I was really starting to feel a little uncomfortable in my shoulder area, and then I was like, 'Oh, this cast is on that arm. That’s what that is about.'

I have no idea what a high school party looks like. I was just with my friend, and we were walking down Venice and there was this gathering of people playing Bongo drums, and so after dinner we sat down with them and played Bongo drums for a while. That’s the closest thing I’ve gotten to a high school experience, meeting strangers and just hanging out with them.

In my personal life, I become my characters. After One Tree Hill, I started dressing in Converse and ripped jeans and hoodies. On Awkward., it manifests in how I speak. I’m still getting out of it right now. I’ll say things like, 'That computer is ‘jank,’' or the other day when I was giving someone relationship advice, I said, 'You guys need to DTR,' which is 'define the relationship.'

Ashley Rickards, (born Ashley Nicole Rickards in Sarasota, Florida on May 4, 1992) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Jenna Hamilton on MTV’s Awkward. She also played Samantha on One Tree Hill. In 2011, Ashley gained recognition for her role as Mandy, a severely autistic teenager, in the indie film Fly Away. Ashley graduated high school at age 15m and is a member of MENSA. She is an avid equestrian who also writes poetry and scripts and paints in her free time.

Best Known For:
Ashley is best known for her role as Jenna, the star of MTV’s Awkward.

Personal Life:
Ashley is dating musician Tom Cole, who is never too happy to see her making out with Awkward. costars, Beau Mirchoff and Brett Davern, on set. She tweeted major PDA pictures of her and Tom in bed kissing, to show her loyalty to her man.

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