Ashley Comeau

Ashley Comeau

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Ashley Comeau
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Born (1984-07-31) July 31, 1984 (age 33)
Brampton
Nationality Canadian
Education Mayfield Secondary School
Alma mater Humber College
Occupation Actress, Writer, Improviser, Comedian, Television Producer
Organization Second City
Agent Cathy Knights at Catalyst
Partner(s) Connor Thompson
Awards Best Female Improviser 2015 from Now Magazine’s Best Of 2015
Website http://www.ashleycomeau.com/

Ashley Comeau (born July 31, 1984), is a Canadian actress, writer and television producer. She is best known as an alumna of the Second City Toronto, and for her role as Ms. Badger on Degrassi.[1]

Early life[edit]

Comeau was born in Brampton in 1984. She attended Mayfield Secondary School[2] in the Dramatic Arts Programme.[citation needed] At Mayfield she started competing in the Canadian Improv Games.

Her father is a firefighter for the City of Brampton[3] and her mother is a make-up artist. She has one brother and one sister.

Career[edit]

Comeau’s interest in acting began at the age of 9 when she started doing impersonations of Dana Carvey’s character Garth from Wayne’s World. She studied at Humber College (in their Comedy Programme), and with the Second City Conservatory. She started touring for Second City Theatricals on cruise ships, then came home to Toronto to join the Second City Mainstage cast in 2011 with Carly Heffernan, Nigel Downer, Alastair Forbes, Jason DeRosse and Inessa Frantowski.

She continues to act and tour with her sketch and improv partner Connor Thompson as The Lusty Mannequins.[4] She is currently the Head Writer of Chef in Your Ear for The Food Network Canada.

She has contributed to Today’s Parent, The Walrus Laughs, CBC’s Punchline, She Does The City and written for YTV’s The Zone.

Ashley has been nominated for ‘Best Ensemble” at the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and several Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Revues/Best Ensemble 2013/2014. She was recently named Best Female Improviser in Toronto by Now Magazine’s ‘Best Of 2015 Awards.”

She has produced television (Chef in Your Ear, The Zone), and live events (The 2016 Banff World Media Festival Awards Gala and Program Competition, the 2015 Youth Media Alliance Awards, and many live stage shows.

Personal life[edit]

She performs with her real life partner Connor Thompson in a duo called The Lusty Mannequins. The two met in a Second City Conservatory class in 2008 and have been dating and performing together ever since.[5] They have taught in Ireland, Spain, England, Germany and on the high seas.

She supports the HSSE (Heterosexuals for Same Sex Equality).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Odd Squad Jamie Jam
2016 Hannah and Anna: Danger Girls Yoga Seal
2016 Degrassi: Next Class Ms. Badger
2015 Falling Without You Nurse
2014 The Palace Ludmilla
2014 Oh Deer! Cheryl
2014 Heartfelt Real Girl *Award-winning short film – 48 Hour Film Contest in Toronto
2013 But I’m Chris Jericho Acting Class Student
2013 Documentary of the Dead Infected
2012 Cold Blood Debra Sue Carter
2012 Curious and Unusual Deaths Maid
2010 Frank n’ Stan Sarah
2010 Freak Encounters Hazmat Lady
2010 The Real M*A*S*H Mary
1996 Bogus Child at Airport Uncredited
Actress (17 credits)
 2018 The Parent Council (TV Series)
Mel McPherson

Pilot (2018) … Mel McPherson
 2016-2017 Degrassi: Next Class (TV Series)
Ms. Badger

#Preach (2017) … Ms. Badger
#WorstGiftEver (2017) … Ms. Badger
#NotOkay (2016) … Ms. Badger
#BootyCall (2016) … Ms. Badger
 2016 Stay Out of the Desert (TV Series)
Clara
 2016 Hannah & Anna: Danger Girls (Short)
Yoga Seal
 2015-2016 Odd Squad (TV Series)
Jamie Jam

Flawed Squad/The Creature Whisperer (2015) … Jamie Jam
 2014/III The Palace (Short)
Ludmilla (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2014 Oh Deer! (Short)
Cheryl (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2014 Heartfelt (Short)
Real Girl
 2013 But I’m Chris Jericho! (TV Series)
Acting Class Student

Acting Class (2013) … Acting Class Student
 2013 Documentary of Dead (Short)
Infected (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2012 Cold Blood (TV Series documentary)
Debra Sue Carter

Framed (2012) … Debra Sue Carter (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2012 Curious and Unusual Deaths (TV Series)

Death by Security Measures (2012) … (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2010 Frank ‘n’ Stan (Short)
Sarah (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2010 The Real M*A*S*H (TV Movie)
Mary / Ensemble (as Ashley Marie Comeau)
 2010 Freak Encounters (TV Series)
Hazmat Lady (2010)

Vampire Virus … Hazmat Lady (2010)
 2009 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
Phone Operator Ashley

John Cleese (2009) … Phone Operator Ashley
 1996 Bogus
Child at Airport (uncredited)
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