Hi! I'm Mary Marquiss Ashley. A SAG actor working and living in NYC.
Young Holly Hunter mixed with Anna Paquin mixed with Jodie Foster. Down to earth, friendly but tough when needs to be, compassionate, rooted, woman who fights for a cause or cares about saving the human race. Doctor, FBI agent, lawyer, activist....I'm your gal!
Recent film credits include Pottersville (Principal, opposite Michael Shannon & Judy Greer), Guest Star roles on Discovery ID (My Dirty Little Secret, The Perfect Murder), & series regular on POOL.
Last Fall (2016) I created/co-wrote/produced/starred in POOL Web Series. Earlier this year I assistant directed and edited a female focused short film The Night Runner (currently in post-production).
I am a graduate of Syracuse University, and trained with Penny Templeton (Penny Templeton Studio) and Seth Barrish (The Barrow Group).
Mary's Talent is only succeeded by her professionalism.
- Rudy Cecera, Producer
I am a self proclaimed chronic FOMO (fear-of-missing-out) sufferer, pizza eating health nut, shock value connoisseur, Chris Farley trapped in a skinny chick.
Pottersville Teaser Trailer
Pottersville releases December 15, 2017 for purchase and on Netflix!!!
Maynard (Shannon), a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. A fresh take on the same town from "It's a Wonderful Life"!
"Pottersville" is Netflix Bound!
Rumor has it "Pottersville" is headed to Netflix!
Which means viewers can catch lil' ole me, as SUE, sharing the screen with some recognizable faces. Michael Shannon stars in this indie comedy produced by Ron Perlman.
“The film follows a local business man (Shannon) who is mistaken for the mythical creature Bigfoot after a wild night of drinking, tossing on a gorilla costume and staggering through the woods makes him an internet sensation. The event sparks international media attention and reinvigorates a small town’s economy, as the business man grapples with revealing the truth.” (check out the rest of the article here)
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Delaina Dixon from Bravo.com for their "Personal Space" section. I met Delaina at the premiere for POOL in February. She loved the concept of the show and BOOM! She featured us.
"Wanting to show how both genders handle the insanity of trying to find a mate, Mary brought on writing partner and fellow star Chris Russell for “the male perspective.” With this dynamic duo, there’s no holding back on how bad – or gross – these onscreen dates get. " - Delaina Dixon
And boy do they get messy!
Read the full article on Bravo.com here
Catch all of Season 1 of POOL on Vimeo now!
POOL heads to Miami Web Fest 2017
We're Going To Miami!
POOL is an official selection of the Miami Web Fest 2017!
Watch the first season on Vimeo
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