Ashley Jensen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Feb, 2020
Facts of Ashley Jensen
Date of Birth: 1969 , August-11
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Ashley Jensen
Birth Name Ashley Samantha Jensen
Father Ivar Jensen
Mother Margaret Jensen
Nationality Scottish
Birth Place/City Annan, Dumfriesshire
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Married to Terence Beesley
Children Francis Jonathan Beesley
Education Queen Margaret University
Awards British Comedy Awards,
Movies How to Train Your Dragon, Gnomeo & Juliet, Arthur Christmas, Sherlock Gnomes, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Lady and the Tramp
TV Show Roughnecks, Extras, Ugly Betty, Agatha Raisin, After Life
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Ashley Jensen is a Scottish actress and narrator, who rose to fame after working in the television series ExtrasJensen was also nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for her role. Besides, Jensen has appeared in television series Ugly Betty, Accidentally on Purpose, After Life. Jensen is also known for dubbing the characters in animation movies such as How to Train Your DragonLady and the Tramp, Sherlock Gnomes, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Born And Raised in Annan, Dumfriesshire

Ashley Jensen was born as Ashley Samantha Jensen on 11th August 1968 in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scottland. She holds Scottish nationality.

She is the only daughter of Ivar Jensen and mother, Margaret Jensen. Ashley graduated from Queen Margaret University.

Ashley Jensen Won Nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Her Role in Extras

Ashley Jensen made her acting debut from the television series City Light in 1990. The next year, she appeared in feature film Tickets for the Zoo. Later, in 1994, she landed a major role in the television series Roughnecks.

The actress rose to fame from her role of Maggie Jacobs in television series Extras and was nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress. From 2006 to 2010, Ashely worked alongside America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Alan Dale, and Tony Plana in television series Ugly Betty.

Ashley Jensen At the UK premiere of All-Stars. SOURCE: Getty Image

Moreover, she has been working as a lead character, Agatha Raisin, in television series Agatha Raisin from 2014. Since 2019, Jensen has been playing Nurse Emma in the Kerry Godliman, Roisin Conaty, Paul Kaye, and Tony Way starrer television series After Life.

The actress has also given her voice in animation feature films, including How to Train Your Dragon, Lady and the Tramp, Sherlock Gnomes, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Jensen Lives a Single Life Following Her Husband's Tragic Death

Ashley Jensen was married to actor Terence Beesley. Jensen met Terence during a stage production of King Lear at the Manchester Royal Exchange in 1999. The couple dated for more than five years before they exchanged vows on 22nd January 2007 in Big Sur, California.

Ashley Jensen along with her late husband Terence Beesley SOURCE: Pinterest

Ashely welcomed her first child, a son Francis Jonathan Beesley on 20th October 2009. The couple lived together for two decades before Terrence died in November 2017.

Terence Beesley was found unconscious in a car in his garage at Yew Tree house in Camerton. The paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. Later in 2018, an inquest ruled his suicide, stating he had taken his life from carbon monoxide poisoning.

What is Ashley Jensen's Net Worth?

Ashley Jensen has earned a handsome fortune from her career as a film and television actress. However, her exact net worth is yet to be revealed. According to some online sources, Ashley Jensen has a net worth of $3 million in 2020. On the other hand, Ashely Jensen's late husband Terence Beesley had $20 million net worth at the time of his death.

Meanwhile, Jensen has appeared in a handful of commercially successful movies, which is listed below.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget  Box-Office
Nativity 2009  Martin Freeman and Jason Watkins $2,443,493 $8,494,434
How To Train Your Dragon 2010 Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler $165 million $494.9 million
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Emily Blunt and Jason Statham $36 million $194 million
How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World
2019 Cate Blanchett and America Ferrera $129 million $522 million

Talking about Jensen's real estate properties, she and her husband owned a 2512 square feet home in Los Angeles, California. The three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms house was put on sales in 2011 for $1.58 million. The couple also owned the house at Yew Tree in Camerton. According to some online outlets, her husband, Terrence left a £400,000($515,656) property for her.