Who is Annaleigh Ashford?
Annaleigh Ashford is an American actress, dancer, and singer who is best known for her work on Broadway as Glinda in ‘Wicked’ and Margot in ‘Legally Blonde’. She is also recognized for originating the role of Lauren in Kinky Boots which helped her gaining a 2013 Tony nomination. She is famous for portraying the role of Betty DiMello on the showtime American period drama television series ‘Masters of Sex’. She released her debut album titled ‘Lost in the Stars: Live at 54 Below’ in 2015.
Full Name: Annaleigh Amanda Swanson
Age: 33 years old
Date of Birth: June 25, 1985
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
Father: Chris Swanson
Mother: Holi Swanson
Education: Marymount Manhattan College
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 6 inches
Weight: 55 kg
Body Measurement: 33-24-32 inches
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Profession: Actress, singer, dancer
Net Worth: $3 million
Husband: Joe Tapper
Children: One(Jack Clark Tapper)
She was born on June 25, 1985, in Denver, Colorado, USA. Her birth name is Annaleigh Amanda Swanson and she is currently 33 years old. She is the daughter of Holli Swanson(an elementary school gym teacher) and Chris Swanson(a small business owner). At the age of six, she participated in Kids Cross Country and she was coached by her mother. She discovered that she hates running and she was more interested in the costumes for the races rather than the actual races themselves. Her last race was the 400-meter dash and after that race, her mother decided it was time to enroll her in the nearest dance studio.
She was enrolled at Kit Andree’s Dance and Performing Arts Center the same day she started the second grade. She graduated from Wheat Ridge High School at the age of 16 and then enrolled Marymount Manhattan College and earned a degree in theater in another three years at the age of 19.
Ashford began her career as an actress. She was cast as Tina Denmark in ‘Ruthless’ at the age of 9. She was the rising star everyone was talking about and she was labeled as ‘The Teen to Watch’ by the Rocky Mountain News at the age of 14.
Ashford went by the name Annaleigh Swanson, Swanson being her stepfather’s last name. She made her performance in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Feeling Electric in n2005. She joined Rent’s Anthony Rapp at the New York Film Festival in the same year.
Then, she made her breakthrough from the role of Glinda on the First National Tour of ‘Wicked’. She appeared in the series from December 2005 to September 2006. She worked on a musical adaptation of ‘Catch Me if You Can’ as Brenda Strong in July 2007.
She made her directorial debut at Birdland Jazz Club directing fellow ‘Hair’ alum Jay Armstrong Johnson in his solo concert debut in September 2010. She provided the voice of a troll in the highest grossing animated film of all time ‘Frozen’ in 2013.
Recently, she appeared as Hildy in the Jennifer Lopez-led comedy film ‘Second Act’ which was released in 2018. It was announced on July 23, 2018, that she would be starring in a new musical film entitled ‘American Reject’.
She is a married woman. She has been married to Joe Tapper since July 29, 2013. The couple welcomed a son named Jack Clark Tapper on September 8, 2016. The family is living together and there is no sign of divorce between the couple.
She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career. However, her income and salary are under review.
Wiki and facts
She has been successful in achieving many awards and nominations in her name. She has also won a lot of money, fame, and respect in her career.
She has a height of 5 ft. 6 inches and she weighs 55 kg. Her body measurement is 33-24-32 inches. Ashford has brown eyes and blonde hair. Her bra size is 34B.