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Ashlie Atkinson
American actress

Ashlie Atkinson

Ashlie Atkinson
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Stage actor Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 6 August 1977, Little Rock, USA
Age 44 years
Star sign Leo
Barnard College
Hendrix College
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Theatre World Award 2005
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Ashley Elizabeth Atkinson (born August 6, 1977), known professionally as Ashlie Atkinson, is an American character actress who works in movies and television (with over 75 credits) – as well as in theater. Atkinson is known for her work as Ace on Happy!, Peaches in the Netflix film Juanita, as Connie in the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman, and Janice in the last season of Mr. Robot.

Early life and education

Atkinson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a nurse. Her family has lived in Arkansas for many generations.

In 1995, Atkinson graduated from Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Atkinson attended Barnard College in New York City for three semesters but in 1996, moved back to Arkansas and eventually transferred to Hendrix College, where she had previously attended a summer program through Arkansas Governor's School for drama. In 2001, Atkinson graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in theater arts.

In 2003, after moving back to New York City when she was 24, Atkinson graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. While at the Neighborhood Playhouse, she studied the Meisner technique.


While at the Neighborhood Playhouse School, director Jace Alexander saw Atkinson perform in a showcase there. This led to a 2004 guest starring appearance in the TV show Law & Order and a six-episode arc in the Denis Leary TV series, Rescue Me.

Atkinson then starred in a breakout role as Helen, the sweet-faced, plus-size librarian in Neil LaBute's 2004 off-Broadway play Fat Pig. The role garnered her a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut, as well as nominations for both a Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.

In 2007, Atkinson appeared in a Broadway revival of the Terrence McNally play, The Ritz.

In 2007, Atkinson appeared in the Noah Baumbach film Margot at the Wedding.

In 2010, Atkinson had a memorable role in the pilot of Louis C.K.'s TV show, Louie.

In 2011, Atkinson hit the three guest star appearance in the Law & Order franchise, following her 2005 debut on the original Law & Order with a 2007 appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and then in 2011 both Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2012, Atkinson guest starred on the TV series Boardwalk Empire as Gyp's wife, Gianconda Rosetti. She appeared on a 2012 episode of 30 Rock.

In 2013, Atkinson portrayed Rochelle Applebaum in the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street.

In 2013 and 2014, Atkinson had a four episode arc in the TV show, F to 7th. From 2013 to 2014, she was featured on the American remake of Gavin and Stacey, called Us & Them in the role of Nessa.

In 2014, Atkinson had a recurring role on nine episodes of the TV series, Stuck on A, as the character Maurice.

In 2017, Atkinson had a two episode arc in the American version of Crashing.

In 2018, Atkinson played the role of Connie Kendrickson in the Academy Award-winning film BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee. She had previously worked with Lee in the 2006 Denzel Washington film, Inside Man. Atkinson also worked alongside Lee's sister Joie Lee, contributing sound work on his 2008 WWII drama, Miracle at St. Anna. Also in 2018, Atkinson had a recurring role on the TV series, One Dollar.

From 2018 to 2019, Atkinson was Ace, Internal Affairs Detective, in four episodes of the Syfy TV show Happy!, a live-action/adult animated black comedy/action-drama television series.

In 2019, Atkinson portrayed Mrs. Fosse in the mini-series Fosse/Verdon. She had a two episode arc in the 2019 Allison Tolman thriller Emergence. And played a trucker in the ensemble opposite Alfre Woodard in the Netflix movie, Juanita.

And also in 2019, Atkinson was on the last season of Mr. Robot, playing the character Janice.

Other work

From 2003, Atkinson is a former skater and long-time member of the 5-time world champion Gotham Girls roller derby team under the name of "Margaret Thrasher (Prime Minister of Your Demise)", although she has since retired.

In 2004, Atkinson appeared in the music video for the Kings of Leon song, "Four Kicks" off their album Aha Shake Heartbreak.

In 2006, Atkinson became the face of a fictional character called Chunky Pam. Her character, Chunky Pam, was featured in three videos: in a Christmas promotion for MTV called "Merry X.X.X.L.M.A.S. (Pam I Am)", in a Valentine's Day promotion called "Pampered", and a one-off music video titled "Dirrrty Jerzy", in which she raps about being from New Jersey.

In 2016, Atkinson appeared in the Ubisoft video game WATCH_DOGS 2 as Lenni.

In 2017, Atkinson starred as Dakota "Dak" Prentiss in a 14-episode noir science fiction thriller audio drama podcast called Steal the Stars, the story of two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO.

Personal life

In 2015, Atkinson married gaffer, musician, and filmmaker Leon Chase. The couple were married at the music venue, the White Water Tavern, and live in Brooklyn.

Membership and leadership

  • 20XX: Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Board Member
  • 2007: Hendrix College, Murphy Guest Director
  • 2009: Hendrix College, Murphy Guest Director
  • 2017: Hendrix College, Murphy Guest Director
  • 20XX-present: Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Advisory Council


  • 2005: Theatre World Award, Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut for Fat Pig
  • 2005: Lucille Lortel Award (nominee), Outstanding Lead Actress for Fat Pig
  • 2005: Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (nominee), for Fat Pig
  • 2014: Hendrix College, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Selected theater

  • 2005: The 24 Hour Plays – as Winnie
  • 2005: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute – as Helen (Lucille Lortel Theatre)
  • 2005: Making Marilyn – as Marilyn Monroe (Bridge Theatre Company at Theatre 54)
  • 2005: The Butcher of Baraboo by Marisa Wegrzyn – as Midge (Second Stage Theatre)
  • 2007: The Ritz by Terrence McNally – as Vivian Proclo (Roundabout Theatre)
  • 2010: As You Like It by William Shakespeare (The Bridge Project)
  • 2010: The Tempest by William Shakespeare (The Bridge Project)
  • 2010: Psychomachia by Jennifer Lane – as Lydia (Theatre 54 @ Shelter Studios)
  • 2011: The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías (Arena Stage)
  • 2013: January Joiner: A Weight Loss Horror Comedy by Laura Jacqmin – as Terry (Long Wharf Theatre)
  • 2014: Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron (Rubicon Theatre Company)
  • 2015: Steve by Mark Gerrard – as Carrie (Pershing Square Signature Center / The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre)
  • 2016: The Forgotten Woman by Jonathan Tolins (Bay Street Theater)
  • 2017: Imogen Says Nothing by Aditi Kapil (Yale Rep at Binger Center for New Theatre)

Selected filmography

  • 2004: Law & Order TV series – as Wendy (1 episode: "Darwinian")
  • 2005: Acting Class short – as Producer
  • 2004–2005: Rescue Me TV series – as Theresa (6 episodes)
  • 2006: Inside Man – as Mobile Command Officer Berk
  • 2006: Another Gay Movie – as Muffler
  • 2006: Puccini for Beginners – as Woman on Park Bench
  • 2006: 3 lbs. TV series – as Nurse Rhonda (2 episodes: "Disarming", "The God Spot")
  • 2006: The Wedding Album TV movie
  • 2006: Filthy Gorgeous TV movie – as Peggy
  • 2007: Margot at the Wedding – as Becky
  • 2007: Me and Lee? TV movie – as Melinda
  • 2007: Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV series – as Lisa Williams (1 episode: "Bombshell")
  • 2008: The Guitar – as Receptionist
  • 2008: Quid Pro Quo – as Candy
  • 2008: Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! – as Muffler
  • 2008: Last Call – as Donna
  • 2008: The Look short – as Johanna
  • 2009: The Unusuals TV series – as Tanya Blanston (1 episode: "The E.I.D.")
  • 2009: The Invention of Lying – as Bank Teller
  • 2009: Hungry Years – as Martha
  • 2009: When the Evening Comes – as Angie
  • 2010: 13 – as Margot (uncredited)
  • 2010: BearCity – as Amy
  • 2010: Louie – as Teacher (1 episode: "Pilot")
  • 2010: Eat, Pray, Love – as Bookstore Girl
  • 2010: An Invisible Sign of My Own – as Lisa's Aunt
  • 2010: All Good Things – as Bonnie Felder
  • 2010: Condemned short – as The Night Guard
  • 2011: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV series – as Rachel Gray (1 episode: "Pursuit")
  • 2011: Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV series – as Lisa Kirby (1 episode: "Icarus")
  • 2011: Bored to Death TV series – as Distraught Mom (1 episode: "The Black Clock of Time")
  • 2012: My Best Day – as Meagan
  • 2012: Compliance – as Marti
  • 2012: Game Change TV movie – as Plump Woman (uncredited)
  • 2012: Boardwalk Empire TV series as Gianconda Rosetti – Gyp's Wife (1 episode: "Sunday Best")
  • 2012: 30 Rock TV series – as Theresa (1 episode: "Mazel Tov, Dummies!")
  • 2013: He's Way More Famous Than You – as Gina
  • 2013: Weekend Away short – as Mother
  • 2013: Remedy – as Mistress Nadine, additional writing
  • 2013: Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell TV series – as Moon Rabbit (1 episode: "Schmickler83!")
  • 2013: Cold Comes the Night – as Social Worker
  • 2013: The Wolf of Wall Street – as Rochelle Applebaum
  • 2013–2014: F to 7th TV series – as Alex (4 episodes)
  • 2013–2014: Us & Them TV series – as Nessa (7 episodes)
  • 2014: The Actress TV series – as Discussion Circle Leader (1 episode: "Unemployment")
  • 2014: Nurse Jackie TV series – as Kim (1 episode: "Rat on a Cheeto")
  • 2014: The Pill Girls short – executive producer
  • 2014: Fair Trade short – writer
  • 2014: Lyle – as Therapist
  • 2014: Smoke Bomb Boys short – as The Butcher
  • 2014: High Maintenance TV series – as Female Coach (1 episode: "Ruth")
  • 2014: Stuck on A TV series – as Maurice (9 episodes)
  • 2014: Elementary TV series – as Gay (1 episode: "Dead Clade Walking")
  • 2015: Love Life short – as SweeteePi45
  • 2015: Bridge of Spies – as Classroom Teacher
  • 2015: The Good Wife TV series – as Octavia Howe (1 episode: "Payback")
  • 2015: Blue Bloods TV series – as Sandra Colby (1 episode: "Through the Looking Glass")
  • 2015: Damnation: The Flashback short – as Alma Bridges
  • 2016: Certain Women – as Secretary
  • 2016: The Lennon Report – as Deartra Sato
  • 2016: Above Average Presents TV series – as Alumni Rep (1 episode: "The Bothering: Your College Won't Stop Asking for Donations")
  • 2016: Blood Stripe – as Barb
  • 2016: Odd Mom Out TV series – as Patty (2 episodes: "Crushed", "The O.D.D. Couple")
  • 2016: WATCH_DOGS 2 video game – as Lenni (voice)
  • 2016: Level Up Norge TV series – as Lenni (voice, uncredited) (1 episode: "Lars Anmelder Watch Dogs 2")
  • 2016: Divorce TV series – as Woman (1 episode: "Détente")
  • 2016: Blue Bloods TV series – as Sandra Colby (1 episode: "Guilt by Association")
  • 2017: The Outcasts – as Interviewer
  • 2017: Crashing TV series – as Schmitty (2 episodes: "Warm-Up", "Julie")
  • 2017: Nowhere, Michigan – as Erin
  • 2017: Steal the Stars online podcast
  • 2018: Bull TV series – as Kendall Tyler (1 episode: "Kill Shot")
  • 2018: Jessica Jones TV series – as Mavis (1 episode: "AKA Start at the Beginning")
  • 2018: BlacKkKlansman – as Connie Kendrickson
  • 2018: Elementary TV series – as Gay (1 episode: "Sand Trap")
  • 2018: Stand-In TV series – as Casey
  • 2018: One Dollar – as Terri Mitchell (9 episodes)
  • 2019: Adam – as Bound Emcee
  • 2019: Juanita – as Peaches
  • 2019: Fosse/Verdon TV mini-series – as Mrs. Fosse (1 episode: "All I Care About Is Love")
  • 2019: Happy! TV series – as Ace, Internal Affairs Detective (4 episodes)
  • 2019: Two Strangers short – as Sally
  • 2019: Blue Bloods TV series – as Sandra Colby (1 episode: "The Real Deal")
  • 2019: Emergence TV series – as April (2 episodes: "No Outlet", "RDZ9021")
  • 2019: Mr. Robot TV series – as Janice (3 episodes)
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