Ashley Fox Linton is an actor and vocalist by profession and a renaissance gal by nature; a songbird, art enthusiast, designer, poet, bon vivant, book-worm and chocolate lover. The LA Times claims that “her uncanny soprano can evoke goose bumps, while she also uncorks a Broadway-caliber belt when needed.”
She began working professionally at age nine in San Diego and continued creative pursuits on the East Coast with a BFA from the Boston Conservatory, R&B and Jazz studies at Berklee College of Music, Film at Harvard University, and improv and sketch with the Upright Citizens Brigade NYC/LA and Groundlings in Los Angeles.
“I grew up in Del Mar, California, where I was brainwashed by VH1 and developed an incurable obsession with music and storytelling. One morning in my kindergarten class, I forgot to bring my Care Bear for ‘Show and Tell.’ In a panic, I stood up and told the class I had prepared a song for them instead. I sang my favorite song at the time, “Somewhere Out There” from “An American Tale.” My teacher, Mrs. Hays, made me go around to every class in the school and sing for them. I remember being terrified to sing in front of the big third graders! I hadn’t told my parents because I was afraid they would be upset that I forgot my homework. It wasn’t until I was singing at an assembly that they found out I had been performing at my school.”
Linton released her debut solo album “First Real Love,” which she co-produced with King Kozmo, a subsidiary of Jazzheads Records. It’s all original tunes by Randy Klein and various lyricists with a throw-back 70’s feel. She is featured on numerous recordings and has been a contributing artist to the Holiday Magic Project, benefitting Children’s Hospitals, for over ten years.
Ashley has toured the U.S. and Canada in Broadway blockbusters “Les Miserables” (which she recently reprised in concert, singing as Cosette alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean) and smash-hit “Wicked” and performed regionally at The Old Globe, Goodspeed Opera House, The Helen Hayes Theatre, North Coast Repertory, Cygnet Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Musical Theatre West, The Rubicon 3-D Theatricals and The Broad Stage. She directs children’s musicals, teaches ballet an tap and serves as Chair of Education and Outreach for the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles where she currently resides.
Her children’s holiday book “Cherry Lane” was published this past Christmas and is now available in Amazon.
She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Variety Artists, Musical Theatre Guild, Society of Composers and Lyricists, Teaching Artists Guild, ASCAP and also teaches at her private studio.