Like her favorite Disney character, Alice in Wonderland, Ashley Eckstein's life has been one amazing adventure after another. And now, Ashley is embarking on one of the greatest acting adventures of a lifetime. She is the voice of Ahsoka Tano, the latest jedi creation by George Lucas for his upcoming feature film and television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, set for release in August 2008. For Ashley, this breakout role is a dream come true and is the culmination of her many years of acting experience from her start in local theater to television and then to the big screen.
Ashley was born on September 22 in Louisville, Kentucky, moving shortly thereafter with her family to Orlando, Florida. Ashley grew up Disney with her father, Tony, having worked for Disney for over 15 years. Ashley's mother, Sharon, worked an elementary school teacher and was instrumental in establishing Ashley's early acting career.
Ashley's started acting as a child in Orlando theater and starred in a television show for Sea World titled Shamu TV. After high school, Ashley moved out to Los Angeles finding success in television as Jan Brady in the television movie, The Brady Bunch in the White House; as a regular cast member on Jeff Foxworthy's hit show, Blue Collar TV; and most notably among kids/teens as Muffy on That's So Raven, as well as recurring roles on Phil of the Future and Drake and Josh.
In addition to her television career, Ashley moved to the big screen with a supporting role in the Amanda Bynes film Sydney White. She also has a starring role in the upcoming film Alice Upside Down alongside Alyson Stoner, Lucas Grabeel, Luke Perry and Penny Marshall.
On a personal note, Ashley married Major League Baseball player and two-time World Series Champion, David Eckstein, on November 26, 2005, in a fairy tale wedding at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Ashley and David support a variety of organizations and causes including, Mid-America Transplant Services, Donate Life and The Ronald McDonald House.