A long time ago, Ashley Suzanne Johnson (born August 9, 1983) was best known for her two-season role as Chrissy Seaver in the TV show Growing Pains.
Once she started voice acting, she became a lot more popular. Her roles include Teen Titans (as Terra), Recess (as Gretchen Grundler), Ben 10: Alien Force (as grown-up Gwen), The Last of Us (as Ellie), inFAMOUS: First Light (as Jenny), Petra in Minecraft: Story Mode, and Jumanji (as Peter Shepherd).
Often paired with Greg Cipes. Also has guest-starring roles in Dollhouse, The Mentalist, and CSI. She appears in Marvel's The Avengers (2012) directed by Joss Whedon, The Help, and an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing which Whedon filmed afterwards. On the Geek & Sundry channel, she had a lead role in the Web Video series Spooked and, when her filming schedule allows, appears alongside several voice-over actor friends in Critical Role, a Dungeons and Dragons campaign played live that was taken from their weekly campaigns, as Pike Trickfoot and in the second campaign as the fallen aasimar barbarian Yasha. She has a role in the NBC series Blindspot as the forensic scientist Patterson.
She attends the International School of Music, where she studies Violin and Piano; and also plays guitar and cello. When not acting or studying music, Johnson co-runs the photography company Infinity Pictures, with her friend, production assistant Mila Shah. She loves to snowboard and surf, was taught to sail by her father, and she is an avid video game player. She has been in a relationship with cheeseless quesadilla lookin' orphan Brian Wayne Foster, host of Critical Role's Companion Show Talks Machina, since 2012 and in December 2018 they announced their engagement.
Ashley Johnson's Roles
- Annie: A Royal Adventure! - Annie
- Growing Pains - Christine Ellen "Chrissy" Seaver
- What Women Want - Alex Marshall
- Teen Titans/Teen Titans Go! - Terra
- Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go - Jinmay
- Recess - Gretchen Grundler, Ashley T.
- Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse - Gwen Tennyson (teenager; also adult form in the latter series), Sunny
- Cold Case - Grace Stearns '66
- Lie to Me - Valerie
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) - Renet
- Pound Puppies (2010) - Toyokoshimo, Amelia, Giblet
- The Last of Us/The Last of Us Part II - Ellie
- Infinity Train - Tulip Olsen, MT
- Blindspot - FBI Agent Patterson
- Critical Role - Pike Trickfoot (Campaign 1) and Yasha Nydoorin (Campaign 2)
The actress's career provides examples of:
- Role Reprise: In LEGO Marvel's Avengers, Ashley not only reprises her brief Avengers role as Beth the Waitress, she even gets her own stash of sub-quests for the player, in part to scoring a voiceover pro like Johnson in the game's cast.
- Those Two Actors: She has been in many works with actor Greg Cipes, often being cast as his character's love interest.
- Tom Hanks Syndrome: She started out acting and voicing sitcom characters, but after Terra and especially Ellie, she is a serious contender for the #1 "Voice Actress to Make You Cry".
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: As her roles in cartoons show, she is capable of changing her voice to suit her characters well.