Originally from the infamous state of New Jersey, Ashley is an Italian Jew – a pizza bagel – guilty with an attitude.
Ashley is an award-winning actress, comedian, and creator based in Los Angeles, CA, with extensive experience in film, television, and theatre. Most recently, Ashley starred in the award-winning short film “Gone Tomorrow”, directed by TC Grey. Additionally, you can catch Ashley as the lovable diva Karen Cane in “Community theatre Christmas” currently streaming on Amazon. Some of Ashley’s most notable on-screen credits include DJ Pooh’s return to cult urban comedies “Grow House”, Jeff Probst’s “Kiss Me”, and Steve Anderson’s “The White Orchid”.
Ashley has been performing ever since her theatrical debut in the Kindergarten Follies and went on to graduate with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She performs standup at The Comedy Store, Flappers, and elsewhere. She was 1 of 16 (out of the original 90) to make it to the Semi-Finals of the California Funniest Female Contest. Ashley is in the Advanced Study Program at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Ashley greatly enjoys collaborating with other industry professionals and creatives, and continues to lend her producing talents to many independent projects, including the festival selected film, “Moving Millie”. Ashley is the creator and star of the digital series, “Liv, Out Loud!”. Ashley is a proud SAG-AFTRA member and is represented by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency. For more fun facts and information about Ashley and to follow Ashley on social media visit: www.ashleygianni.com
Was born into a big Italian Sicilian New York family and after a lot of therapy, church confessions, and failed relationships with Italian men, she moved to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream as a token mafia Italian in all indie films and TV pilots. Seriously, she just walked the red carpet for the star-studded award-winning indie featured film, “Frank and Ava”, where she played Nancy Sinatra, Frank’s wife.
Maria has performed stand up for years in LA and across the USA. She competed “Savannah Comedy Revue” in Savannah, GA and beat out 18 other top comedians! In Los Angeles, she performs in clubs that include the Comedy Store, the Ice House Comedy Club to name a few. For the last 5 years Maria has been writing, producing, and acting in her own short sketch comedy web series called, “Rita Guida Show”. Which can be found on YouTube and streaming on E360TV on AppleTV and Roku.
When Maria isn’t making people laugh, she is learning to cook so that one day she can earn back her “i” vowel at the end of her last name and stop shaming her Italian Sicilian family.
“A JERSEY shell with a BRITNEY filling”, Jaclyn Marfuggi is an Actress, Stand Up Comic, “What’s Your Jersey?” Podcast Host, Choreographer and a Plyojam Dance fitness instructor based in LA (keeping those Brentwood Housewives in their skinny jeans). She has appeared on BRAVO, TruTv, FOX, SiriusXm Radio, and is recurring as “Bethany” on the Amazon series “Alterred Reality”. She performed as “Adriana La Cerva” at SOPRANOSCON (along with doing stand up/having her “What’s Your Jersey?” Podcast booth). This Jersey Italian is spokesperson for Meatball Brand “THE FLYING MEATBALLS” and is the “AZUNA AMY” character for brand AZUNA FRESH Plant Based Odor Eliminator. Jaclyn has toured the World performing for the Troops, performed at NJPAC and Count Basie Theatre NJ, and frequents the stage at Haha Comedy Club, The Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory (before we all were put in time out for a year ). She also portrayed “BRITNEY SPEARS” in the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL musical “Les Deux You Remember This” (Perez Hilton called her performance “Truly AUTHENTIC”)! Currently in development on a semi-biographical Comedy series and Cookbook “SUNDAY SAUCE”. Follow Jaclyn @Jaclynmarfuggi on social media.