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Elizabeth Ashley

Birth Place: Ocala, FL, USA

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Notable Broadway credits include: You Can't Take it With You, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 revival), August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate (also Off-Broadway; Drama Desk nom.), Enchanted April, The Best Man (2000 revival), Take Her, She's Mine (Tony® and Theatre World Awards), Barefoot in the Park (Tony® nom.), The Skin of Our Teeth (opened the American Bi-Centennial at the Kennedy Center), Caesar and Cleopatra, Legend, Suddenly Last Summer, Agnes of God, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tony® nom.). Notable Off-Broadway credits include Red Devil Battery Sign, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, When She Danced and the New York premiere of Albee's Me, Myself, and I. Also, Sweet Bird of Youth (Helen Hayes Award Nomination/Millennium Award), The Little Foxes, and Mrs. Warren's Profession all at the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. Film: Dragnet, The Carpetbaggers, Ship of Fools (Golden Globe® nom.), Happiness (Independent Spirit Award). TV includes the HBO series Treme, Evening Shade (Emmy® nom.), The Buccaneers (PBS), Saturday Night Live (Host), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (regular), The Rope (Cable ACE nom.), The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, etc. Recording: Lou Reed's The Raven. Founding member/Board of Directors, American Film Institute and served on the first National Council Of The Arts under Presidents Kennedy & Johnson. Author: Actress: Postcards From the Road.

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Elizabeth Ashley STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
American Repertory Theater Regional Production, 2017
Judith Fellowes

Broadway Revival, 2014
The Grand Duchess Olga

Broadway Revival, 2012
Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge [Replacement]

Playwrights Horizons Production, 2010

Original Broadway Production, 2008


Original Broadway Production, 2003
Mrs. Graves

Broadway Revival, 2000
Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge

Dianne Barrow

Woman Downtown


Flora Goforth

Original Broadway Production, 1982
Doctor Martha Livingstone

Jennifer Crawford




Broadway Revival, 1974

Maggie Train

Original Broadway Production, 1963
Corie Bratter

Corie Bratter

Mollie Michaelson

[West End]
Original London Production, 1958

Elizabeth Ashley Movies

[1964]The Carpetbaggers Monica Winthrop

[1965]The Third Day Alexandria Mallory

[1965]Ship of Fools Jenny

[1971]The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Nan

[1973]Paperback Hero Loretta

[1974]Golden Needles Felicity

[1975]Rancho Deluxe Cora Brown

[1975]92 in the Shade Jeannie Carter

[1976]The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday Nancy Sue

[1978]Coma Mrs. Emerson

[1981]Paternity Sophia Thatcher

[1982]Split Image Diana Stetson

[1987]Dragnet Jane Kirkpatrick

[1988]Vampire's Kiss Dr. Gler

[1988]Dangerous Curves Miss Reed

[1989]A Man of Passion Gloria

[1996]Shoot the Moon Mrs. Comstock

[1997]Sleeping Together Mrs. Tuccinini

[1998]Happiness Diane Freed

[1998]Just the Ticket Mrs. Paliski

[2000]Home Sweet Hoboken Beth Flowers

[2000]Labor Pains Janice

[2002]Hey Arnold! The Movie Mrs. Vitello

[2007]The Cake Eaters Marg Kaminski

[2017]Just Getting Started Lily

[2018]Ocean's Eight Ethel

Elizabeth Ashley TV Shows

Caroline in the City Natalie Karinsky

Evening Shade Freida Evans

Hey Arnold! Mrs. Vitello

Mission: Impossible Andrea, Lois Stoner

Murder, She Wrote Emily Broussard Renwyck, Vera Gerakaris

Russian Doll Ruth Brenner

Treme Aunt Mimi

Elizabeth Ashley Videos

Elizabeth Ashley News

Feature: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN STAGE at Westport Country Playhouse

One Acts, Music, Dorothy Lyman speaking about Hollywood's Glass Ceiling Celebrate the Accomplishments of Women Over 40 on Stage!

AGNES OF GOD Announce At Old Academy Players

As part of their 100th Anniversary Season, Old Academy Players is proud to present the electrifying drama, Agnes of God, as its second mainstage production for 2022-2023. Agnes of God, written by John Pielmeier, debuted at The Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference in 1979, and later made its Broadway debut in 1982 starring Elizabeth Ashley, Geraldine Page and Amanda Plummer.

Paper Mill Announces Brookside Cabaret's Exciting Lineup For Summer 2022

Paper Mill has announced the return of its popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 29. The outdoor series features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant. 

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO

David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open and BroadwayWorld was there to capture pictures of the guests on opening night!

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present DANA H.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the critically acclaimed play Dana H. written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters will run Friday, June 3–Sunday, July 10, 2022.

SEX & THE CITY Stars Who Have Bowed on Broadway

Sex and the City has returned for a new spin-off series, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Read about the many Broadway appearances from the casts of different incarnations of the beloved franchise, including Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Mario Cantone, and Kim Cattrall.

Cindy Williams to Star in New One-Woman Show: ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY at Charles W. Eisemann Center

 Cindy Williams will take the stage of the Bank of America Theatre at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in a new one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for four performances only March 18-20, 2022. Tickets range from $46-$52 are on sale now and available at the Eisemann Center Ticket Office

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Oyster Mill Playhouse

Barefoot in the Park is a wonderful play that reminds us all that it is important to listen to one another, to fight for love, and to sometimes learn to let go a little. For a delightful performance by a stellar cast and crew that will make you laugh from beginning to end, get your tickets for Oyster Mill’s production of Barefoot in the Park.

Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper!

When you think 'haunted houses' you probably don't picture the inside of a theatre. But with an over 100 year history, many of Broadway's most famous houses are positively teeming with reports of the supernatural.

JoBeth Williams and Harris Yulin to Star in WE HAVE TO HURRY Livestream Production

Oscar, Emmy  and  Golden Globe nominated actress JoBeth Williams and Award winning Broadway, film and television actor Harris Yulin are set to star in the next monthly digital presentation of the new play  We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, July 10th at 8pm and Sunday, July 11th at 3pm.

Chris Noth To Reprise Role Of Mr. Big In Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…

Chris Noth will reprise the role of 'Mr. Big' in the Max Original series AND JUST LIKE THAT... This new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series 'Sex and the City' follows 'Carrie' (Sarah Jessica Parker), 'Miranda' (Cynthia Nixon) and 'Charlotte' (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. The ten-episode, half-hour series is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer.

WE HAVE TO HURRY Hosts Virtual Stage Door With Performance

We Have to Hurry , by a new work by acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Dorothy Lyman starring Kathleen Chalfant and Elliott Gould will host a Virtual Stage Door.

Theater Stories: HAIR, VENUS IN FUR, CHOIR BOY, MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON & More About the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Learn about this history of the theatre, and productions to have graced its stage including Hair, Choir Boy, My Name is Lucy Barton and many more!

BWW Exclusive: Read Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Earlier this month, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Theater Stories: A BRONX TALE, THE PROM, DIANA & More About The Longacre Theatre!

This week's Theater Stories features the Longacre Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including A Bronx Tale, The Prom, and The Lightning Thief, the next show that is set to open at the theater, Diana, and much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, October 14- with Kate Rockwell, Jenn Colella, Chilina Kennedy, and More!

Today (October 14) in live streaming: Kate Rockwell, Chilina Kennedy and Jenn Colella visit Backstage Live, Broadway for Biden hosts a pep rally, and so much more!

Works by Sarah Ruhl, Adrienne Kennedy & More Added to Spotlight on Plays Spring Season

The spring season of the a?oeSpotlight on Playsa?? series will feature four new productions by playwrights Adrienne Kennedy, Larissa FastHorse, Sarah Ruhl and Pearl Cleage. Additional details below. All proceeds for these events will benefit the Actors Fund, to aid during this time of unprecedented need. a??a??a??a??a??a??a??

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Morgan Freeman, Laurie Metcalf, Laura Linney & More Will Lead Spotlight On Plays

Broadway's Best Show will be a new home for entertaining, engaging content, long form features and exclusive access to Broadway's Best, will continue its weekly 'Spotlight On Plays' series on Thursday October 14, 2020 to benefit The Actors Fund.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 28- YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Returns to Broadway

Today we celebrate the Broadway revival of Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It with You, which opened on this day in 2014.


Elizabeth Ashley has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

Elizabeth Ashley has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Elizabeth Ashley's first West End show was Expresso Bongo which opened in 1958

Elizabeth Ashley has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Dividing the Estate." She also received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play at the Helen Hayes Awards for her performance in "Sweet Bird of Youth." Ashley was nominated for Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her role in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." She received another Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "Barefoot in the Park." Ashley's performance in "Take Her, She's Mine" earned her a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Performance. Additionally, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her role in "Take Her, She's Mine."

Elizabeth Ashley has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for her role in "Take Her, She's Mine".

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