Ashley Leggat is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Casey McDonald in the Canadian family comedy series Life with Derek, as Ashley Dunnfield in the television movie The Perfect Roommate and portrayed college student Sloan in the Season Seven episode Profiling 101 On Criminal Minds.
Born Name Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat
Nick Name Ash
Occupation Actress, Theatre Artist, Dancer
Years active 1999–present
Born September 26, 1986, 34, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign Libra
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Measurements 34-24-33 in – 86-61-84 cm
Bra size 32C
Father – Roy Leggat
Mother – Patty Leggat
Siblings – Bram Leggat (Older Brother), Rob Leggat (Older Brother), Todd Leggat (Older Brother), Brett Leggat (Older Brother)
Ashley Leggat is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
Ashley Leggat has studied at institutions including St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School.
She also got trained in theatre with Theatre Aquarius‘s Performing Arts Program.
Leggat was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and has Scottish and Irish ancestry on her mother’s side.
Leggat began her theatrical training with Theatre Aquarius’s Performing Arts Program under the direction of Lou Zamprogna. That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing Marta in Theatre Aquarius’s production of The Sound of Music.
Leggat went on to perform in several of the company’s productions, including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz. She also performed the role of Clara in The Nutcracker at the Hamilton Place Theatre.
Beginning in 2004, she appeared in the Disney feature film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox, the television movie A Very Married Christmas, with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead Kat Adams in Ace Lightning.
Leggat performed concurrent recurring roles on the series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien for Fox and YTV, and In a Heartbeat for the Disney Channel. She performed a guest lead role on the series Real Kids, Real Adventures, and a lead role on the CBC Radio drama Articles of Faith.
As well, she appeared in the cable television film What Girls Learn, starring Elizabeth Perkins and Scott Bakula; the Disney television movie The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick; the comedy series The Blobheads; and the fantasy science-fiction series The Zack Files.
In 2005, Leggat performed in Moze Mossanen’s short film Roxana as part of CBC’s “Opening Night” series.
In 2005, Leggat was cast in the co-lead role of Casey McDonald in the Family Channel family comedy series Life with Derek. The series ran for four seasons before ending its run in 2009. On July 31, 2009, Leggat commented on her official Facebook page that they would begin shooting Vacation with Derek in September of that year; it aired in Canada on the Family Channel in June 2010, and in the U.S. on Starz in 2011.
Leggat starred in the Toronto version of the play Dirty Dancing, and received critical acclaim for her lead role of Baby.
In 2010, Leggat was cast in MTV’s Made… The Movie as the main antagonist, Tiffany.
In 2015, she starred in the independent film People Hold On, directed by Life with Derek co-star Michael Seater.
Leggat is a supporter of Count Me In, the largest youth-led movement of its kind. Based in Canada and founded by activist Shane Feldman, the ultimate mission of Count Me In is to promote student volunteerism, and help connect young people with community service opportunities that match their interests, passions and lifestyle. Count Me In is the link between teenagers and the charitable sector, inspiring community involvement, leadership, and positive social change.
Leggat hosted the 2012 “Count Me In Conference”, which has been recognized as the largest youth-run empowerment event in North America. Following the event, Leggat tweeted her support for Count Me In.
Leggat has four older brothers. She is close friends with her Life with Derek co-star Michael Seater.
In 2011, she married longtime boyfriend, hockey player Jeremy Williams. They have a daughter born in February 2017.
In January 2019, Leggat announced her pregnancy with her second child, revealed to be another daughter four days later, who was born in May 2019.
Ashley Leggat is represented by Fountainhead Talent Inc., Talent Agency, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ashley Leggat Favorite Things
Actor – Johnny Depp
Actress – Nicole Kidman
Some Of Her Favorite TV Shows – Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives
Band – The Racket
Sport – Hockey
Ashley Leggat Facts
She made her theatrical film debut as Marcia, one of Carla’s best friends, in the 2004 American teen musical-comedy film, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, starring Lindsay Lohan, Adam Garcia, Alison Pill, Megan Fox, and others.
From 2005 to 2009, Ashley Leggat played the role of Cassandra “Casey” McDonald, the oldest beautiful daughter who is idealistic, independent, and academically ambitious, in the television sitcom, Life with Derek.
During her leisure time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, dancing, renting movies, and sleeping.
As a theatre artist, she has been a part of productions such as The Lion, The Nutcracker, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, The Sound of Music, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde, and The Wizard of Oz.
Ashley Leggat has supported the youth-led movement, Count Me In.
She is good friends with Michael Seater.
She has 3 cats named Baby, Punk, and Furbee.
Suits (2016) as Naomi
Day Players (2016) as Veronica Blackwell (short)
Good Witch (2015-2016) as Tara Russell (4 episodes)
Charming Christmas (2015) as Jessie
People Hold On (2015) as Julia
We Are Disorderly (2015) as Poppy
The Perfect Girlfriend (2015) as Jensyn Bannet
The Good Witch’s Wonder (2014) as Tara
The Good Witch’s Destiny (2013) as Tara
The Perfect Boss (2013) as Renee Renfro
The Good Witch’s Charm (2012) as Tara
Criminal Minds – “Profiling 101” (2012) TV episode – Sloan
Totally Amp’d (2011-2012) as Zoe (10 episodes)
Cinnamon (2011) as Chloe Walters (video)
The Perfect Roommate (2011) as Ashley Dunnfield
Made… The Movie (2010) as Tiffany
Unnatural History (2010) as Whitney Coleman
Vacation with Derek (2010) as Casey MacDonald
Murdoch Mysteries (2010) as Ivy
Aaron Stone (2010) as Nikki York
The Jerk Theory (2009) as Britney (uncredited)
Life with Derek (2005-2009) as Casey MacDonald (70 episodes)
11 Cameras (2006) as Kelly (20 episodes)
Darcy’s Wild Life (2005-2006) as Brittany MacMillan (5 episodes)
Ace Lightning (2004) as Kat Adams (13 episodes)
A Very Married Christmas (2004) as Teenage Girl
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) as Marcia
The Blobheads (2004) as Misty (2 episodes)
The Music Man (2003) as Actor/Dancer (uncredited)
The Zack Files (2002) as Kristen
What Girls Learn (2001) as Libbie
In a Heartbeat (2000-2001) as Michelle (4 episodes)
My Best Friend Is an Alien (2000) as Stacey (4 episodes)
Real Kids, Real Adventures (1999) as Michelle
At some point, she aspired to become an actress. Leggat began training at Theatre Aquarius’s Performing Arts Program. That same year, Leggat made her theatre debut as Marta in The Sound of Music. She went on to perform in several other productions, including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde, and The Wizard of Oz. In addition to these productions, she portrayed Clara in The Nutcracker at the Hamilton Place Theatre. Beginning in 2004, she transitioned to appearances in feature films and made-for-TV movies. Leggat’s first roles were in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, A Very Married Christmas (which also starred Joe Mantegna), and Ace Lightning.
Leggat later performed concurrent recurring roles on the TV series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien and In a Heartbeat. She then performed roles in Real Kids, Real Adventures, Articles of Faith, What Girls Learn, The Music Man, The Blobheads, and The Zack Files. In 2005, Leggat performed in the short film Roxana as part of CBC’s “Opening Night” series. In 2005, Leggat was cast as Casey McDonald in the Family Channel-produced family-comedy series Life with Derek. The series ran for four seasons before ending its run in 2009. She then starred in the Toronto version of the play Dirty Dancing, and received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Baby. In 2010, Leggat was cast in MTV’s Made… The Movie as the main antagonist. In her personal life, in 2011, she married her longtime boyfriend, hockey player Jeremy Williams, and they are expecting a baby in March 2017.