Ashley Blaine Featherson is an American actress who has starred in TV series Hello Cupid and Dear White People.
Born: Washington DC, United States
Famous for: Actress, Beauty
Ashley Blaine Featherson was attracted to the arts from an early age. She performed with the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts along with many school productions.
At the age of 14 Featherson gained her first professional work after an audition for Runaway Home. Afterwards she decided this is what she wanted to do with her life. Upon graduating from school she went to the Howard University to study Fine Arts, where several successful actresses such as Taraji P. Henson, and Wendy Raquel Robinson studied. Ashley majored in musical theatre and moved to Los Angeles where she started her rising career.
In 2013 Ashley was in the TV series Hello Cupid and she gained in popularity. In 2016 she starred in the TV series Drew and then the TV series Dear White People (2017).
Ashley has has released a line of all natural, apothecary hair and skin care products with actress
Christina Elmore called Blaine Lorenn.
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Tell us about a day in the life of a busy actress, performer and web series producer.
My days vary. I typically wake up, pray, read out of my daily devotional book ‘Jesus Calling’, write down my answer to the “question of the day” from my 5-year journal, answer emails, make some phone calls, (have a) lunch/dinner meeting, (go to an) audition, or hang out with friends. I love not knowing what the day will bring!
What is your favorite part of what you do?
Being able to inspire young girls with big dreams that they too can be on TV!
What advice would you give to other young women of color who are interested in pursuing careers in the performing arts?
Find a really awesome mentor. Shadow someone who is doing what you want to do. Learn the ropes while practicing humility and patience. I would also encourage them to STUDY. Yes, for many of us performing is an innate talent, but it is still one that I continue to hone and perfect. There is ALWAYS room for growth and improvement.
How do you incorporate exercise and healthy eating into your daily routine?
I just try to be conscious of it. I hike a few times a week and workout with friends. I also try to make it fun. I cook a lot of fun foods and always love trying new recipes. Oh I also do 200 crunches every night before bed while watching one of my favorite shows.
You are planning to release a line of all natural, apothecary hair and skin care products this year. Tell us more about what consumers can expect from these products.
Christina Elmore and I are really excited to share Blaine Lorenn with the world. We are launching with 6 products at the end of this month: a clay mask, bath soak, body oil, eye & brow elixir, hair & body merengue & a body polish. We are small batch, handmade, luxe and made with LOVE.
How would you describe your signature style? What are some of your favorite places to shop?
I have a modern vintage style. I LOVE vintage/thrift store finds but I also love designer jeans and shoes. I love what I’m wearing the most when I mix the two–something modern with something vintage. My favorite stores are Wasteland, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Zara & my local thrift store.
What are some of your favorite protective hairstyles for summer?
MARLEY TWISTS (which I have in now); a great big, gorgeous faux bun, and box braids which I plan to try next!