Ashley Jensen

Ashley Jensen

Highest Rated: 92% Arthur Christmas (2011)

Lowest Rated: 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Birthday: Aug 11, 1969

Birthplace: Annan, Scotland, UK

Although primarily known to American audiences as seamstress Christina McKinney on the hit comedy series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), actress Ashley Jensen had long reached prior notoriety in the UK on screens both large and small. Honing her craft on the stages of London and Scotland, the versatile actress made a name for herself on British TV projects, such as the comedies "May to December" (BBC, 1989-1994) and "Bad Boys" (BBC, 1995-96). Jensen also landed feature film roles, first in Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy" (1999) and later alongside comedic actor Steve Coogan in "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story" (2005). She made substantial inroads with U.S. audiences on the Ricky Gervais cable comedy "Extras" (BBC/HBO, 2005-07), in which she played a socially awkward, man-hungry aspiring actress to riotous perfection. Her major stateside breakthrough came with three seasons of "Ugly Betty," followed by more appearances in the UK, as well voice work in the hit animated family adventure, "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010). A true double threat, equally adept in the genres of comedy and drama, Jensen continued to enjoy success on both sides of the Atlantic in roles ranging from ditzy best friend to leading lady.

Highest rated movies

The Lobster
Taking Liberties
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Hysteria
Nativity!
All Stars

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 50% Lady and the Tramp Jackie (Voice) - 2019
90% 86% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Phlegma (Voice) $160.8M 2019
27% 36% Sherlock Gnomes Nanette (Voice) $43.1M 2018
87% 65% The Lobster Biscuit Woman (Character) $9.1M 2015
62% 52% The Legend of Barney Thomson Detective Inspector June Robertson (Character) - 2015
43% 63% All Stars Gina (Character) - 2013
86% 71% The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate (Voice) $375.9K 2012
59% 54% Hysteria Unknown (Character) $1.8M 2011
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Bryony (Voice) $46.4M 2011
55% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Nanette (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reckoning Sally Wilson (Character) - 2011
48% 66% Nativity! Jennifer (Character) - 2009
83% 87% Taking Liberties Unknown (Character) - 2007

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Agatha Raisin Agatha Raisin (Character) 2016 2018-2021
75% 90% After Life Emma (Character) 2019-2020
79% 80% Trust Me Debbie Dorrell (Character) 2019
98% 92% Catastrophe Fran (Character) 2015 2019
100% 87% DuckTales Downey McDuck (Guest Voice) 2018
88% 50% Love, Lies & Records Kate Dickenson (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Dateables UK Narrator 2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Embarrassing Bodies Narrator 2008-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Escape Artist Kate Burton (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Marriage Sarah Paradise (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention Narrator 2010
30% 40% Accidentally on Purpose Olivia (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
97% 87% Ugly Betty Christina McKinney (Character) 2006-2010
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007
88% 89% Extras Unknown (Character) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Character) 2006