Tony Award–winning actor Annaleigh Ashford has spent her career collaborating with acclaimed directors and actors across stage, film, and television, and she continues that award-winning work with several upcoming projects. She can currently be seen starring opposite Kumail Nanjiani in the Hulu limited series “Welcome to Chippendales” from creator Robert Siegel. Ashford is currently in production on Searchlight Pictures’ horror-thriller Dust, starring opposite Sarah Paulson and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. The film will stream on Disney’s DTC platforms as a Hulu Original.
Ashford most recently starred as Paula Jones in the Ryan Murphy FX series “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” based on the national crisis that swept up Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, and Linda Tripp as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century. She starred in two seasons of the hit CBS comedy “B Positive.” Created by Marco Pennette and Chuck Lorre, the series also starred legendary actors Linda Lavin, Hector Elizondo, and Ben Vereen.
No stranger to Broadway, Ashford won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of “Essie” in You Can’t Take It With You. Her additional Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park With George, Wicked, andLegally Blonde. She originated the role of “Lauren” in Kinky Boots, a performance for which she received another Tony Award nomination. Born and raised in Denver, Ashford now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York.