Ashley Williams Dodson - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Ashley Williams Dodson
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Good Morning Miami (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 12, 1978 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ashley Churchill Williams
Birth Place: Westchester County, New York, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Gurney Williams III
Mother's Name: Linda Barbara
Siblings: 2

Kimberly Williams-Paisley (older sister)
Jay Williams (brother)

High School: Rye High School
University: Boston University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Welsh, German, French)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 29, 2011
Husband's Name: Neal Dodson
Children: 2

Gus Williams Dodson (son)
Odie Sal Dodson (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 62 kg (136.69 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

Table of contents [Hide]

Who is Ashley Williams?

Ashley Williams Dodson is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in television series The Jim Gaffigan Show, Good Morning Miami, How I Met Your Mother, and TV movies for The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television, etc.

Ashley Williams – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ashley Williams was born on November 12, 1978, in Westchester County, New York, USA. Her birth name is Ashley Churchill Williams. Her mother is Linda Barbara, a fundraiser for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and her father is Gurney Williams III, a freelance health and science writer. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- brother Jay Williams and older sister Kimberly Williams-Paisley, also an actress and wife to country music star Brad Paisley.

Ashley Williams with her siblings (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Ashley Williams attended Rye High School. After graduation, she went on to study at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. She graduated from the same in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after graduating from college. 

Her ethnicity includes English, Welsh, German, and French.

Ashley Williams – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Ashley Williams married her longtime boyfriend Neal Dodson on 29 May 2011. She has two children with her husband – sons Gus Williams Dodson (born October 5, 2014) and Odie Sal Dodson (born May 17, 2017). Her second pregnancy ended in miscarriage in the summer of 2016 and has been open about it.

Currently, the couple seems to be in a happy marriage. Also, there are no rumors of affairs or divorce surrounding the couple.

In recent years Williams has partnered with Human Development Project to speak publicly about her experience with miscarriage in hopes of reducing the stigma of miscarriage and encouraging more open talks.

Ashley Williams, Neal Dodson (Image: Us Weekly)

Ashley Williams – Career

Early Days

Williams began her career as an actress in the year 1993, her debut role being Ida Heinken in the film Indian Summer. This was followed by the recurring role of Danielle Andropoulos in the TV series As the World Turns from 1994 to 1996 and in an episode of Dawson's Creek (2002). Finally, in 2002, Ashley Williams was cast as the main role of Dylan Messinger in Good Morning, Miami. She portrayed the character for a total of 39 episodes which also gained her recognition.

Also read: Brendan Penny - Actor in the film Motive 

Films, Series

Over the years Ashley Williams has appeared in the films Something Borrowed (2011), Christmas in the City (2013), Lovesick (2014), Six LA Love Stories (2016), and in TV films including Hallmark’s Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (2019), Northern Lights of Christmas (2018), Christmas in Evergreen (2017), October Kiss (2015). She has also starred in Lifetime Film The Front (2010) and other ABC, Fox, and TBS TV films.

Other TV credits of Williams are in the TV series E-Ring (2005-2006), How I Met Your Mother (2006-2014), Saving Grace (2009-2010), and The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015-2016), to name a few.

Ashley Williams in Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy (Image: Hallmark Channel)

Also read: Emilie Ullerup - Actress in TV series Sanctuary 


On the set of Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy, Ashley Williams has worked with Maggie Lawson, Jill Wagner, Paul Greene, Rukiya Bernard, Patty McCormack, and Barbara Niven.

In addition to acting, she is also a certified birth doula.

Ashley Williams – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Ashley Williams is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Ashley Williams – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites, Ashley Williams is active on Instagram and Twitter with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

Also read: Jessy Schram - Model, Actress of Jane Doe, Veronica Mars 

Fact Check

We endeavour for accuracy. If you believe our content has any misinformation, violates your copyright, or you want to propose an update, please feel free to contact us.

Tags : Ashley Williams Dodson Hallmark Hallmark Channel actress The Jim Gaffigan Show Good Morning Miami