Ashley Jensen

Ashley Jensen

Highest Rated: 92% Arthur Christmas (2011)

Lowest Rated: 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1969

Birthplace: Not Available

The fair-haired and voluptuous classically trained Scotch actress Ashley Jensen is best known to mainstream American viewers for her portrayal of "Mode" in-house seamstress Christina McKinney (one of the title character's colleagues) on the hour-long Hollywood telenovela adaptation Ugly Betty. Yet, actually, as a U.K. import, Jensen chalked up a formidable number of roles in her native Great Britain prior to her West Coast arrival. Most of these constituted television roles on such British series as The Bill, Roughnecks, and City Central. Most notable to American audiences was her co-starring role on the hit Ricky Gervais series Extras (2005-2007), which was imported to HBO shortly after airing in the U.K. On that series, Jensen played Maggie Jacobs, the best friend and fellow extra to Gervais' Andy Millman; her character's habit of putting her foot in her mouth, usually at the expense of Millman, led to many uncomfortably comic moments on the series. Cinematically, Jensen's portrayal of Miss Tringham in Mike Leigh's Gilbert & Sullivan biopic Topsy-Turvy (1999) and her evocation of Lindsey in Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story also netted favorable reviews for the rising star. In 2006, Jensen was cast in Ugly Betty, which quickly became a hit and one of her most high-profile roles to that date. In early 2007, Jensen made headlines in the U.K. when she married actor Terence Beesley, at age 37. Jensen also found success in voice roles; in 2011 she voiced characters in the films Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas, as well as for The Pirates! Band of Misfits in 2012.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% Lady and the Tramp Jock 2019
27% Sherlock Gnomes Actor 2018
87% The Lobster Biscuit Woman $9.1M 2016
62% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) Detective Inspector June Robertson $0.2M 2016
43% All Stars Gina $0.8M 2013
59% Hysteria Fanny $1.8M 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate $31.1M 2012
92% Arthur Christmas Bryony $46.5M 2011
56% Gnomeo and Juliet Nanette $99.9M 2011
46% Nativity! Jennifer Lore 2009
83% Taking Liberties Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Unspoken Katie 2006
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Lindsey $1.2M 2005
89% Topsy-Turvy Miss Tringham 1999

TV

Credit
74% After Life
2019
Nurse 2020
2019
No Score Yet Agatha Raisin
2016-2019
Agatha Raisin 2020
2019
2018
2017
88% Love, Lies & Records
2017
Kate 2018
2017
98% Catastrophe
2015-2019
Fran 2016
2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Kate Burton 2014
86% The Escape Artist
2013
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2010
30% Accidentally on Purpose
2009-2010
Olivia 2010
2009
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Christina McKinney Christina 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2007
88% Extras
2005-2007
Maggie Jacobs 2007
2005
No Score Yet What I Like About You
2002-2006
Holly No. 2 Stephanie 2005
2003
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Connie 1994

QUOTES FROM Ashley Jensen CHARACTERS

Nanette says: Ooooo, you look like a fun guy (fungi).

Nanette says: Ooh, you look like a fun guy.

Bryony says: No one gets an unwrapped present on MY watch!

Bryony says: No one gets an unwrapped present on my watch!

Bryony says: She runs away! Alchoholic by the age of nine! DEAD before she's even...! [Grandsanta blocks her mouth to prevent her from going any further]

Bryony says: She runs away! Alchoholic by the age of nine! DEAD before she's even... [Grandsanta blocks her mouth to prevent her from going any further]

The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate says: Are you gonna...[changes voice to sound deeper] Are you gonna enter again.

The Pirate Captain says: Why yes I am, Surprisingly Curvaceous pirate.

The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate says: [Blushes]

Bryony says: "Mission complete! And we have a new Santa!"

Bryony says: Mission complete! And we have a new Santa!

Bryony says: "He loves those slippers more than you do."

Bryony says: He loves those slippers more than you do.

Bryony says: "And I said to myself Bryony, the wrapping looks fine. Thank goodness."

Bryony says: And I said to myself Bryony, the wrapping looks fine. Thank goodness.

Bryony says: "Technically it's known as Africa."

Bryony says: Technically it's known as Africa.

Bryony says: "I can wrap anything with three slaps of sticky tap! Three!

Bryony says: I can wrap anything with three slaps of sticky tap! Three!

Grandsanta says: "Good. Wrap yourself a parachute!" (Throws Bryony off the sled)

Grandsanta says: Good. Wrap yourself a parachute! [throws Bryony off the sled]

Arthur says: "Grandsanta!"

Arthur says: Grandsanta!

Bryony says: "How do you thinks he's..."

Bryony says: How do you thinks he's...

Grandsanta says: "Fine. Fine."

Grandsanta says: Fine. Fine.

Arthur says: "AHHHH!!!"

Arthur says: AHHHH!

Bryony says: "So why didn't they scrap the old slay?"

Bryony says: So why didn't they scrap the old slay?

Grandsanta says: "I threatened the elfs. Told them I'd feed them to the polar bears."

Grandsanta says: I threatened the elfs. Told them I'd feed them to the polar bears.

Bryony says: "Oh."

Bryony says: Oh.

Bryony says: "Premission to breath sir."

Bryony says: Permission to breath sir.

Grandsanta says: "Fine. One breathe."

Grandsanta says: Fine. One breathe.

Bryony says: "What do you want me to wrap?"

Bryony says: What do you want me to wrap?

Grandsanta says: "Wrap your head!"

Grandsanta says: Wrap your head!

Bryony says: "Yes sir."

Bryony says: Yes sir.

Bryony says: "Three pieces of sticky tape. Three!"

Bryony says: Three pieces of sticky tape. Three!

Bryony says: "Arthur! That is not a toy! Well I mean it is, but you know what I mean. Arthur!"

Bryony says: Arthur! That is not a toy! Well I mean it is, but you know what I mean. Arthur!

Bryony says: there's always time for a bow

Bryony says: There's always time for a bow.