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
27% Sherlock Gnomes Actor 2018
88% The Lobster Biscuit Woman $9.1M 2016
62% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) Detective Inspector June Robertson $0.2M 2016
56% 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
69% After Life
2019
Nurse
  • 2019
88% Love, Lies & Records
2017
Kate
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Agatha Raisin
2016-2018
Agatha Raisin
  • 2017
99% Catastrophe
2015
Fran
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Kate Burton
  • 2014
86% The Escape Artist
2013
  • 2014
  • 2013
32% Accidentally on Purpose
2009-2010
Olivia
  • 2010
  • 2009
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Christina McKinney Christina
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2007
89% 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

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