Ashley Williams is an American actress probably best known for her roles in “Margin Call,” “Snow” and “How I Met Your Mother.” She is set to appear in a CBS pilot starring Jim Gaffigan.
Ashley Williams grew up in New York and attended Rye High School in Rye, New York. She later studied at Boston University and graduated in 2001.
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Ashley Williams made her on-screen acting debut in a non-speaking role in the 1993 film “Indian Summer.” Regarding her appearance on “How I Met Your Mother,” she won the production staff straw poll as to which character is the fans’ favorite.
She was named the fall “It” girl of 2002. Her sister is fellow cutie and actress Kimberly Williams. Her mother is a fund-raiser for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation.
When not working, Ashley Williams enjoys running, hiking, writing and doing yoga. Apparently, she is an avid diary-keeper and since she was little has filled up at least 37 books. She is also a doula (and has coached more than 50 births) and appeared on “More Business of Being Born: Episode 3.” She said, “Once I was shooting an episode and had to coach a woman through contractions between scenes!”
Ashley Williams said of her husband, Neal Dodson, “He grounds me. He allows me to laugh at myself and calms me down. He puts things in perspective.” In L.A., she is recognized, but she gets a lot of "Didn’t I go to camp with you?”
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Ashley Williams is married and resides in Los Angeles.