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  BORN AND RAISED IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, ASHLEY IS A NEW YORK CITY BASED ACTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER. SHE BECAME INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHER SHE KNEW ENCOURAGED HER TO INVEST IN A CAMERA AS A MEANS OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. SHE BEGAN TO NOTICE THAT MANY FELLOW ACTOR-FRIENDS WERE IN CONSTANT NEED OF UPDATED HEADSHOTS, SO SHE PICKED UP THE CAMERA ONE DAY AND STARTED SHOOTING. RECOMMENDATIONS CAME FAST AND HER BUSINESS THEN TOOK OFF.

AN ACTOR HERSELF, SHE HAS EMPATHY FOR PERFORMERS AND UNDERSTANDS WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH DURING THE SHOOT. "I TRY AND MAKE THE PROCESS FUN..." SAYS ANDERSON, "PEOPLE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THEMSELVES TO LOOK AND FEEL A CERTAIN WAY ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT. I LIKE TO REMIND THEM THAT EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE OK, JUST BREATHE AND BE YOURSELF. IF YOU TAKE A BAD PHOTO, WE CAN DELETE IT! 

ASHLEY LIKES TO THINK OF HERSELF AS A COOL NERD... "I ENJOY VIDEO GAMES, CATS, BEER, SCI-FI AND PHOTOGRAPHY (OF COURSE). I HAVE A TATTOO OF A PULSAR MAP ON MY RIGHT ARM THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE VOYAGER SATELLITE GOLDEN DISK, WHICH IS CURRENTLY DRIFTING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM. YEAH, I'M A NERD."