Ashley starred in the play Burleigh Grimes.
Ashley's father is a freelance medical journalist.
Ashley's mother is a fundraiser for the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute.
Ashley has a dog named Phillip.
Ashley's first job was a commercial for the local health care commission when she was 14 years old.
She attended Rye High School in New York.
Ashley graduated from Boston University in May 2001.
Ashley is the sister-in-law of country music star, Brad Paisley.
Ashley has appeared at many celebrity charity fund-raisers, especially for AIDS.
Her sister is Kimberly Williams, who most people know as Dana from According to Jim.
Ashley lived in New York City for about a year before moving to Los Angeles to work on Good Morning, Miami.
Her older brother, Jay Williams, is a Firefighter and Paramedic in Los Angeles County.
She studied at Boston University's renowned School of Theatre Arts.
She enjoys writing, doing yoga, running and hiking.
Ashley was nominated for a YoungStar Award for her performance on As the World Turns.
She made her big screen acting debut alongside her sister in the 1993 ensemble comedy-drama Indian Summer.
She can't live without her cell-phone. "It's a joke on the set because all of my friends are in New York, and I am always on my phone!" says Ashley.
Ashley's trademarks are her wide, cheshire-cat smile and high chestnut cheeks.
Ashley was named the fall "It" girl of 2002.
Ashley Williams: It's a joke on the set because all my friends are in New York and I am always on my phone. The Will & Grace people [who shoot next door] are like, 'What's her deal?'
Ashley Williams: The concept that Kimberly and I have that one individual can make a difference came from our mom, who is a fund-raiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. When I was 6 years old, I saw a story about children and mud slides in Central America, and I burst into tears of despair. I felt there was nothing that I, a little girl in Rye, N.Y., could do to help, but she said, 'Oh, yes there is.' We marched down to our church together, talked to the rector, and two days later we had organized this huge benefit. My mom taught me to be direct, jump in and take action.
Ashley Williams: At parties I'm the girl standing there with sweat dripping down her forehead who's trying to figure out when she's supposed to be.
When Ashley read the pilot script for "Good Morning, Miami" researching her character "Dylan" she said: "This is SO not me!"