|Ashley Nicole Black Quick Info
|5 ft 6 in
|Date of Birth
|June 15, 1985
Ashley Nicole Black is an American comedienne, actress, and writer who rose to fame as the writer and correspondent for the late-night talk and news satire TV show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016-2019), her phenomenal work fetching her the Primetime Emmy Award in 2017 for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special”. She went on to write for various other programs on the small screen including HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019, 2021), having acted in it as well. Ashley has appeared as an actress in many other TV shows too, like Puffy (2018), and starred in a number of films as well, such as An American Education (2014). She has garnered more than 40k followers on Instagram.
Ashley Nicole Black
Los Angeles, California, United States
She attended the University of California in Santa Cruz, graduating in 2007 with a degree in Theater Arts. She then went to Northwestern University in Evanston in Illinois and acquired her master’s degree in Performance Studies.
Ashley was 4 years into a Ph.D. program at Northwestern University when she opted to drop out in order to pursue her dream of working in comedy. Ashley had also taken improv classes at The Second City.
Comedienne, Actress, Writer
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She often tends to dye her hair in different shades.
- Fuller lips
- Cheerful smile
Ashley Nicole Black Favorite Things
- Pet – Her dog named Gordi
Source – Instagram
Ashley Nicole Black Facts
- She was raised in Walnut in California.
- Ashley has disclosed that, contrary to what may be expected, she was far from being funny while growing up. She used to be a sensitive, painfully introverted, and moody kid with her mother having talked of how she would find her wailing every day when picking her up from elementary school.
- When she was going to Northwestern University, her parents had purchased for her the package of improv classes at The Second City so she would have something enjoyable to do, as a hobby. She had an excellent teacher who had quickly pulled her aside and pointed out that she had great potential. The encouragement had convinced Ashley to audition for professional jobs when she was in her first classes. When she began to write, she got a writing teacher. Ashley had penned a sketch that should have been amusing but it had ended up being dark instead, having moved her teacher to tears who then had declared Ashley to be a talented writer. It was only then that Ashley had become aware of her writing skill.
- She has loved watching the TV show WandaVision, to the extent of having become obsessed with it and gone back to see almost the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, only to fully comprehend Wanda’s vision.
- Ashley has revealed that every night before turning in, when she has started to wash her face, her dog has seen her and taken her spot on the bed by laying on her pillow. Ashley has then had to wrestle her dog to the other side of the bed and be able to sleep.
Featured Image by Ashley Nicole Black / Instagram