Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson

TV Actress

Ashley Victoria Benson is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for her role as Hanna Marin in the teen mystery-drama series Pretty Little Liars.

Full Name
Ashley Victoria Benson
Dec 18, 1989
5' 4"
Net Worth


Ashley Victoria Benson was born on December 18, 1989, in Anaheim, California. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and her ethnicity is Dutch-Irish. She has two older sisters named Shaylene and Abby. At the age of four, she began learning ballet, tap, and jazz dancing at a local studio which led to modeling jobs with Ford Modeling Agency when she was eight years old. 

At the age of eleven, Benson was cast as Abigail Deveraux in Days of our Lives (DOOL), a soap opera that aired on NBC from 1965 to present day. After three years on DOOL, Benson became a series regular on the CBS show The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B). In 2004, Benson made her film debut in 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. In 2007, she signed a contract with Warner Bros., appearing in movies such as Bring It On: In It To Win It (2007), Christmas Cupid (2010) and Spring Breakers (2012). In 2009, Benson joined the cast of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars as Hanna Marin where she earned numerous Teen Choice Award nominations throughout the show's seven season run. 

In 2018, Benson starred in the independent drama film Her Smell alongside Elisabeth Moss and Cara Delevingne. In 2019, she starred in Netflix's horror movie The Perfection alongside Allison Williams. Benson also wrote an episode for Season 3 of Pretty Little Liars entitled “The Lady Killer” for which she received critical acclaim for her writing skills. 

Most recently in 2020, Benson appeared opposite Ansel Elgort in the romantic comedy movie After which was adapted from Anna Todd's novel of the same name and released by Aviron Pictures.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ashley Benson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 18, 1989, Ashley Victoria Benson was born in Anaheim, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Acting Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley lands her first acting role playing Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley lands the lead role of Hanna Marin in the hit show Pretty Little Liars.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives People's Choice Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley receives a nomination for Favorite Cable TV Actress at the People’s Choice Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Netflix Movie 'The Unicorn'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley lands the lead role of Jordan in the Netflix movie The Unicorn.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Hulu Series 'Her Opposite Number'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley stars as Jess in the Hulu series Her Opposite Number.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ashley Benson is an incredibly talented actress who has starred in popular TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars and The O.C. She is known for her strong character portrayals and her ability to bring life to any role she takes on.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiring Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ashley Benson is an inspiring role model for young women everywhere. She stands up for what she believes in and isn't afraid to speak her mind. She also promotes body positivity, self-love, and encourages her fans to be their authentic selves.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Involved in Charitable Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Aside from being a talented actress, Ashley Benson is also involved in numerous charitable causes. She actively works with charities that focus on issues such as animal rights and human trafficking. She also regularly donates to organizations that promote education and equal rights for women.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Starred in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Benson starred in the music video for Boys Like Girls' song "Love Drunk" and also appeared in the music video for Katy Perry's hit single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Appeared on Soap Operas</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before appearing on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, Ashley Benson had minor roles on several soap operas, including Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Formed an All-Girl Band</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">During her time on Days of Our Lives, Ashley Benson formed an all-girl band called "Pipes and Drums" with her co-stars. The group toured around Los Angeles playing at local music venues.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Started Acting at 8 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Benson started her acting career at just 8 years old when she was cast in a kid's show called Kids Incorporated. She went on to have recurring roles in various television shows throughout her teenage years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Done Voice Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Benson has done voice work for the animated series Family Guy and Robot Chicken, as well as the video game Saints Row: The Third.</p></div>


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