Annaleigh Ashford

  • Birth Name: Annaleigh Amanda Swanson
  • Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Studied at Kit Andre Performing Arts Center in Denver, Colorado.
  • Started acting professionally at age 9.
  • Graduated both high school and college in three years each.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2006 as Margot in Legally Blonde.
  • Won the Clarence Darwent Award for most promising actress of 2013 for her role in Broadway's Kinky Boots.
  • Was a recurring character in season 1 of Masters of Sex, but once she finished her run in Kinky Boots, she was able to join the series as a regular cast member in season 2.

Awards

  • 2013, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
  • 2015, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Winner

Relationships

  • Joe Tapper — Husband
  • Jack Clark Tapper — Son
  • Holli Swanson — Mother

College

  • Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York, United States (BA in Theater, 2005)

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  • Birth Name: Annaleigh Amanda Swanson
  • Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Profession: Actor