Ashley Biden: 5 Things To Know About The New First Daughter

Ashley Biden is officially America's first daughter after she watched her father President Joe Biden be sworn in on Inauguration Day! Now, the world wants to get to know her better. Here's 5 quick facts about Ashley Biden!

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Politicos are well-versed when it comes to President Joe Biden‘s two sons, Beau and Hunter. But not as much is known about his daughter, Ashley Biden. The 39-year-old, who was front and center at her father’s inauguration on January 20, had the internet buzzing about her beauty and memorable reactions during the historic ceremony. Ashley attended the presidential inauguration in a dark coat, with her brunette hair styled straight and down. As she soaks in every second of this sacred day, learn more about Ashley Biden, below:

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Ashley Biden reacts to her father Joe Biden being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2021. (Photo credit: AP)

1. Ashley Runs Her Own Company

After her brother Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, Ashley started Livelihood, which produces American-made clothing, and donates the proceeds to community organizations in DC and Delaware. The brand, according to Ashley, “is all-inclusive, non-partisan, and empowering. The goal is to educate one another about economic inequality in the United States, celebrate extraordinary everyday people, provide funding for economic advancement, restore decision making at the community level, and provide cozy, functional, and sleek hoodies.”

It’s believed that Ashley will continue her business ventures with Livelihood, especially after she confirmed that she will not hold an official job in her father’s administration during an interview with Today, which aired ahead of the inauguration. However, Ashley hopes to use her platform as First Daughter “to advocate for social justice, for mental health — to be involved in community development and revitalization.” She added, “I do hope to bring awareness and education to some topics, subjects that are really important.”

2. Ashley Was The Executive Director Of The Delaware Center For Justice

Ashley, who had previously served as the associate director of the nonprofit advocacy group, worked in her role from 2014 to 2019. She was inspired by her older brother, Beau, according to Jill. “It was very important to Ashley to carry on Beau’s legacy—the reforms in criminal justice, his work with children,” Jill told Delaware Today in 2018.

3. Ashley Campaigned For Her Father, Joe Biden

Ashley hosted a Wisconsin Women For Biden event on August 7, 2020. “I’m here today because I adore my father, but I also deeply believe he has the character and the vision to lead this country,” she said. “When I say I’m ready for a Biden presidency, it’s not just because I think my dad is the best person. With my dad as president, he will help us solve some of the great challenges of our generation… And he has the empathy and fortitude to help us address the racial and economic disparities that undermine all communities…Make no mistake, women will decide this election. Women of color will decide this election.” Additionally, Ashley appeared at the Democratic National Convention on August 18 alongside her mother, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, in a heartfelt video about their family, in which she shared a sweet story about why her mom took up running (her teenage angst).

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Ashley Biden hits the campaign trail with her father, Joe Biden (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

4. Ashley Used To Be A Social Worker

Like her parents, Ashley has committed to a life of public service. She was a social worker with the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families for 15 years before joining the Center For Justice in 2012.

5. Ashley Is Passionate About Animal Rights

Ashley said in a 2017 interview with Glamour that she had her first foray into activism as a child. “When I was a kid, I always really loved animals, and I found out that Bonne Bell lip gloss was testing on animals, so I organized my school to start writing letters to [the company],” Ashley told the magazine. “Then I became obsessed with the plight of dolphins getting stuck in tuna nets. My dad connected me with Congressman Barbara Boxer, who I nicknamed the ‘dolphin lady,’ and she got me onto the floor to help lobby Republican congressman for The Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act.”

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