Ashley Nicole Richards was born on the 4th May 1992, in Sarasota, Florida USA, and is an actress, probably best known to the world as Samantha ‘Sam’ Walker in the TV series “One Three Hill” (2008-2009), then as Mandy in the film “Fly Away” (2011), and as Jenna Hamilton in the TV series “Awkward” (2011-2016), among many other differing appearances. Her career started in 2005.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ashley Rickards is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rickards’s net worth is as high as $2.5 million, an amount earned through her successful career as an actress. In addition, Ashley has published a book “A Real Guide to Getting It Together Once and For All” in 2015, the sales of which also improved her wealth.
Ashely Rickards Net Worth $2.5 Million
Ashley grew up on a farm near Sarasota, and from her early years fell in love with horses. She would often participate in horse riding competitions, and when she got older she started her own horse training organization. She went to a local Montessori school, matriculated at only 13 years old, and became a MENSA member. Even before her high school was over, she started participating in local talent shows, organized by Lou Pearlman, then after matriculation moved to Los Angeles. She started auditioning for minor roles, and in 2006 made her debut in the short film “Web Journal Now”, followed by other minor roles in TV comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris” the same year and in 2007 in an episode of “CSI: NY”, and also starred in the made-for-television film “American Family”, the same year.
In 2008 she got her breakthrough role as Samantha ‘Sam’ Walker in the TV drama series “One Three Hill” (2008-2009), while in 2011 she took a step forward with the lead role in the drama “Fly Away”. This helped her increase her net worth significantly, but also enabled her to find new roles, and the same year she was selected for the role of Jenna Hamilton in the TV romantic comedy series “Awkward.”, subsequently appearing in 89 episodes of the show, which further increased her wealth. Then in 2012 she portrayed Bethany Pruitt in the comedy drama “Sassy Pants” (2012), and in 2014 starred in the horror “At the Devil’s Door”. After “Awkward” ended, she appeared in the comedy “The Outcasts” (2017), and starred in the thriller “Killer App” (2017), which also added to her net worth.
Regarding her personal life, Ashley has been in a relationship with Tom Cole since 2014; most recently, the couple announced their engagement.
Ashley is also a well-known philanthropist; aside from opening a horse farm which also caters children with special needs and elderly people, she has also helped launch the Project Futures Somaly Mam Foundation, which is focused on stopping and preventing human trafficking and sexual slavery in Southeast Asia.
In Wilmington, North Carolina, filming One Tree Hill (2003). [January 2009]
Ashley is a member of MENSA.
Ashley took Polish as a language in high school and graduated with honors.
An animal lover, Ashley rides, trains and carts horses and enjoys sharing her pets with others through pet therapy programs that focus on the disadvantage and special needs children as well as the elderly.
I've always loved horses. When I was younger, I competed in horse shows and did quite well.
My ideal role would be anything that allows me to play anyone the public is familiar with and to be able to show them that, but in a new light.
As an actor, I think it's always important to separate yourself from your characters because, when you include yourself in a character, you're taking a liberty that you don't really have unless you're life is that incredibly close to the character.
I'm sort of a reverse Method actor. In my personal life, I become my characters. After 'One Tree Hill', I started dressing in Converse and ripped jeans and hoodies. On 'Awkward', it manifests in how I speak.
Yeah, the whole 'One Tree Hill' experience made me realize I wanna write, and produce, and direct as well as act. I'm interested in all facets of the industry.
I have everything in my house organized to an unnecessary T, and I love it! The only downside: I have no excuses for losing my to-do lists.
I love skin care and actually wanted to be an esthetician for many years.
I'm always looking to do different roles and play around a little bit. That's always the fun part of my job.
When I believe in something, I support it fully. On that note, I totally don't support Velcro shoes.
Frankly, the reason I joined MENSA is because I was dating a guy at the time who spoke five languages and could solve a Rubik's Cube literally with his eyes closed because it's just an algorithm.
I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.
I'm not saying standardized tests are the worst ever, but there's an in-between and I don't think we're there yet. That's what I mean when I say I have an issue with it. There's no way a kid can learn in a class with 40 to 45 people. I had the power to get out of that system and pursue things that I wanted to do and I did that.
I'm horrible at quoting movies! Even my very favorites are not easily recalled or programmed to memory. When people start movie quoting around me, I'm that person who just smiles and then looks up the reference later.