Born and raised in Texas, Ashlee got her start in theater in Dallas. Going to an open call audition on a lark, not only did she get a call back - she got a lead role... begging the question "OH NO, NOW WHAT?" She went on to play a number of roles on the Dallas stage, including Claire Ganz in Neil Simon's Rumors with award winning director Cheryl Denson. Ashlee studied the Meisner technique at WaterTower Theater under Terry Martin.
Wanderlust eventually set in, and it was next stop: Los Angeles. Ashlee continued her acting studies with Amy Lyndon, studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and eventually found her way into stand up. In fact, her first time doing stand up in front of an audience was on national TV on The Greg Behrendt Show. Luckily her nerves and material continued to improve, and she went on to perform at numerous venues, including The Hollywood Improv.
After a fateful trip to Vegas (where she met a very dashing New Yorker), Ashlee made her way to the city that never sleeps. She made her NYC comedy debut at Comix, and has since performed at Carolines, Gotham, the Stand, Eastville, Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club and countless venues. She featured in the Chicago Womens Funny Festival, the Big Little Comedy Festival in Cleveland, and will headline the opening night of the 2017 Dallas Comedy Festival.