Aside from starring in the 2008 mystery drama Dead at 17, Ashley was also an executive producer for the film.
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• Dead at 17 (2008) (TV) as Becca
• His Good Will (2008) as Dorothy
• A Teacher's Crime (2008) (TV) as Carrie Ryans
• Extreme Dating (2004) as Amanda
• The King's Guard (2000) as Princess Gwendolyn
• Our Son, the Matchmaker (1996) (TV) as Young Winona
• She Fought Alone (1995) (TV) as Susan
• The Fire Next Time (1993) (TV) as Linnie Morgan
Because of their similar looks, Ashley is usually mistaken for actress Mira Sorvino.
Whenever Ashley travels to Houston Texas, she enjoys eating barbecue and pecan pie from a restaurant called Goode Company.
Ashley was a dork in high school.
A former dancer, Ashley practices yoga and Pilates. Her other hobbies include playing the violin, hiking, and writing.
In 1999 and 2000, Ashley was nominated for Outstanding Young Actress in the Daytime Emmy Awards for The Young and the Restless. In 2005, she shared a Daytime Emmy Special Fan Award nomination with Jack Wagner in the category Irresistible Combination for The Bold and the Beautiful.
Ashley was named by Country Music Television and E Entertainment in the top 20 Most Sexiest Southern Belles.
She met her husband Noah Nelson, a writer, when she was filming the CBS miniseries The Fire Next Time. In 2009, Noah and Ashley separated after being married for six years.
Flopsy, a rabbit, was the name of her first pet. She has a dog named Scotty.
She is best friends with Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski.
The first rock concert that Ashley attended was Chicago.
Jones supports the charitable organization called Friends of El Faro, which aims to improves the lives of children living in Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage and school in Tijuana, Mexico.
Her father-in-law, Craig T. Nelson, played the voice of Mr. Incredible in the animated movie, The Incredibles. She was named after her great-great-grandfather and has a younger brother named Zach and a younger sister named Jordan.
Ashley is 5'7" (1.70 m) tall. She has dark brown eyes and brown hair, which she has often dyed blonde.
Ashley: I think when you really want something and you put your mind to it, it's amazing what the human body can tolerate and what the human spirit can stretch to.
Ashley: (her husband) I met him when I was 15, and I wrote in my journal that I knew I was going to marry him someday.
Ashley: (on considering herself a southern belle) Oh yeah! I'm a full-bred, born-and-raised girl from Tennessee and Arkansas. My momma has nine brothers and sisters. She only had three of us, but we have a huge family. Every time I'm home she makes the homemade rolls, sweet cream bread and all the typical southern chow. That's the one thing I didn't inherit. I can't cook all that! It's such an honour and a privilege to be included in this. Country Music Television and E! Entertainment are showing a different side to what people usually call 'intriguing' or 'sexy'. They've chosen strong, intelligent, accomplished women who juggle different careers, family and marriage.
Ashley: (on having a baby) There is room for the baby in the house - I mean, a baby, not the baby! Laughs There's so much I want to do before I'm ready for that. My husband hasn't been to Italy, where I went to school. We haven't been able to do silly things, like go to Yosemite or fishing in Montana. I also want to do another project, maybe an independent film, and he's a writer and wants to get into a different position at work. Of course if it happens I will be so happy, but if I have some Vontrol over it I'd love to do the traveling, the savings accounts and all of that first!
Ashley: (on what she'd like to see happen for her "B&B" character Bridget) I'd love to see her go head-to-head with Brooke. In order for her to become a woman, she has to. She needs to ask herself why she's living in her mother's shadow and what she needs to do to become her own person, instead of worrying what her mother is doing. It makes sense that she hasn't stood her ground with Brooke yet. She just isn't equipped to do that yet. Felicia will be her 'warm-up' to a bitter battle.
Ashley: (on working with Antonio Sabato Jr.) Antonio brings a wonderful dynamic. He's this gentle spirit, yet he has such a strong presence. He's beautiful and talented and is coming into his own on the show. I'm proud of him. There's a great storyline coming up with him.
Ashley: (on how the "B&B" character, Bridget, has changed since she took on the role in 2004) Her essence is similar, but she's coming of age. She's made that change from girl to young adult and the next time you see her in a real relationship, she'll be more of a woman.