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Also Known As: Ashley Samantha Jensen Died:
Born: August 11, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actress

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Although primarily known to American audiences as seamstress Christina McKinney on the hit comedy series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), actress Ashley Jensen had long reached prior notoriety in the UK on screens both large and small. Honing her craft on the stages of London and Scotland, the versatile actress made a name for herself on British TV projects, such as the comedies "May to December" (BBC, 1989-1994) and "Bad Boys" (BBC, 1995-96). Jensen also landed feature film roles, first in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy" (1999) and later alongside comedic actor Steve Coogan in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" (2005). She made substantial inroads with U.S. audiences on the Ricky Gervais cable comedy "Extras" (BBC/HBO, 2005-07), in which she played a socially awkward, man-hungry aspiring actress to riotous perfection. Her major stateside breakthrough came with three seasons of "Ugly Betty," followed by more appearances in the UK, as well voice work in the hit animated family adventure, "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010). A true double threat, equally adept in the genres of comedy and drama, Jensen continued to enjoy success on both sides of the Atlantic in roles ranging from ditzy best friend to leading...

Although primarily known to American audiences as seamstress Christina McKinney on the hit comedy series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), actress Ashley Jensen had long reached prior notoriety in the UK on screens both large and small. Honing her craft on the stages of London and Scotland, the versatile actress made a name for herself on British TV projects, such as the comedies "May to December" (BBC, 1989-1994) and "Bad Boys" (BBC, 1995-96). Jensen also landed feature film roles, first in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy" (1999) and later alongside comedic actor Steve Coogan in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" (2005). She made substantial inroads with U.S. audiences on the Ricky Gervais cable comedy "Extras" (BBC/HBO, 2005-07), in which she played a socially awkward, man-hungry aspiring actress to riotous perfection. Her major stateside breakthrough came with three seasons of "Ugly Betty," followed by more appearances in the UK, as well voice work in the hit animated family adventure, "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010). A true double threat, equally adept in the genres of comedy and drama, Jensen continued to enjoy success on both sides of the Atlantic in roles ranging from ditzy best friend to leading lady.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lobster, The (2015)
3.
 Small Time (2014)
4.
 All Stars (2013)
6.
 Arthur Christmas (2011)
7.
 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
9.
 Nativity! (2009)
10.
 Taking Liberties (2007)
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1994:
First TV role, playing the eccentric secretary Rosie McConnichy, in the series finale of BBC comedy "May to December"
1996:
Played Clare Donnelly, the daughter of Glasgow criminal Jo-Jo Donnelly (Billy Connolly), on the BBC drama "Down Among the Big Boys"
1998:
Appeared on the BBC series "City Central"
1999:
Cast in director Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy"
2001:
Appeared in the award-winning series "Clocking Off" (BBC)
2005:
Played Steve Coogan's agent in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story"
2005:
Cast alongside Ricky Gervais on the BBC2/HBO series "Extras" as the socially inept Maggie Jacobs; her role in the 2007 Christmas special earned her an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress
2006:
Starred on the short-lived drama series "Eleventh Hour" (ITV1)
2006:
Cast as the title character's best friend Christina McKinney on the ABC comedy "Ugly Betty"
2009:
Cast opposite Jenna Elfman on the CBS sitcom "Accidentally on Purpose"
2009:
Starred in the BBC comedy "Nativity" as Jennifer Lore, a Hollywood producer's secretary
2010:
Starred in the BBC comedy drama "Accidental Farmer"
2011:
Voiced Nanette the frog in the animated production "Gnomeo and Juliet"
2011:
Landed voiceover role for the character Bryony in the animated feature "Arthur Christmas"
2012:
Voiced the Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate in the animated adventure "Pirates! Band of Misfits"
2012:
Played supporting role opposite Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the period comedy "Hysteria"
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Education

Queen Margaret University College: -
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain: -

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