Ashleigh Murray

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Actress • Singer

Birth Date: January 18, 1988

Age: 36 years old

Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri

Ashleigh Murray's training in acting and singing helped her land her breakout role as Josie McCoy, leader of Josie and the Pussycats, in the teen drama "Riverdale" (The CW, 2017- ). Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Murray moved with her family to Oakland, California, where she studied a wide variety of musical and dance forms. Upon graduating high school, she continued to pursue performing at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts. After graduating in 2009, she began working television, logging minor roles on "The Following" (Fox, 2013-15) and "Younger" (TV Land, 2015- ) before landing her breakout role as Josie McCoy on "Riverdale." The series, which put a dramatic spin on the venerable Archie Comics cast of characters, depicted Josie McCoy - better known to comic book cartoon fans as the singer heroine of "Josie and the Pussycats" (CBS, 1970-71) - as an ambitious African-American teen fronting a popular rock band. That same year, she took the lead in a Netflix original comedy, "Deirdre & Laney Rob a Train" (2017), a comedy feature about two teenagers who begin robbing trains to support their family.

Credits

The Other Black GirlStream

Actor
Hazel-May McCall
Series
2023
86%

Tom SwiftStream

Actor
Zenzi
Series
2022
60%

The Way Out

Actor
Gracie
Movie
2022

Christmas in Harmony

Actor
Harmony Matthews
Movie
2021

Katy KeeneStream

Actor
Josie McCoy
Series
2020
91%

Valley Girl

Actor
Loryn
Movie
2020

Riverdale: Extras

Actor
Show
2018

Alex, Inc.Stream

Guest Star
Melissa
Series
2018
40%

RiverdaleStream

Actor
Josie McCoy
Series
2017
81%

RiverdaleStream

Guest Star
Josie McCoy
Series
2017
81%

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Actor
Deidra
Movie
2017

Welcome to New York

Actor
Simone
Movie
2012

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

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Josie and the Pussycats Channel Donna Summer on ‘Riverdale’ (VIDEO)

Ashleigh Murray at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour

Riverdale’s Ashleigh Murray Is Purrfect As Pussycat Josie, and She’s Not Putting Up With Any S–t

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ME-WOW! ‘Riverdale’ Releases Josie and the Pussycats ‘Sugar, Sugar’ Music Video