Originally from the infamous state of New Jersey, Ashley is an Italian Jew – a pizza bagel – guilty with an attitude. Raised among the women of the Real Housewives, so naturally, Ashley has killer wit, sass, and is a little cray-cray!
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 wrapped Community Theater Christmas, an independent feature comedy by award-winning writer/director Melissa Vitello. On-screen, Ashley’s credits include, DJ Pooh’s return to cult urban comedies “Grow House”, Jeff Probst’s “Kiss Me”, and Steve Anderson’s “The White Orchid”.
She performs standup at The Comedy Store, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, 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!”. Join the #LoudCrowd. She is also the creator and host of Meet&Greet’s digital talk show, “Talent in the Trenches”.
Ashley is a proud SAG-AFTRA member and is represented by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency.
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.
Voted best storyteller 1st grade is an Actress, Stand-up Comic, Podcast Host, Choreographer and a Plyojam Dance fitness instructor. She has appeared on TurTv, FOX,BRAVO,SiriusXm Radio and currently recurring as “Bethany” on the Amazon series “ Altered Reality”.
She has toured the World performing for the Troops, but can be seen regularly at the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store and Laugh Factory.
This Jersey native started her acting career studying at Michael Impeirioli’s theater “Studio Dante” in NYC. This “Meat” Ball of energy is the host of the popular “What’s your Jersey?” Podcast in itunes and Audioboom Network.
She has won the Hollywood Fringe Festival musical “Les Deux You Remember This” playing Britney Spears (Perez Hilton called her performance “Amazingly AUTENTIC”!