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Ashleigh Cummings

Actor

Screenwise Alumni, Ashleigh Cummings

Ashleigh Cummings is an Australian actress. She was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to Australia with her family when she was twelve. Cummings joined a performing arts school where she learned dance and acting, before appearing in Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance in 2007. After making appearances in Green Fire Envy and the soap opera Home and Away, Cummings was cast as Robyn Mathers in Tomorrow, When the War Began. The film, based on the book of the same name, earned Cummings a nomination for Best Young Actor at the 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards. In 2012, the actress began starring in ABC1’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries as Dorothy Williams. That same year, she was cast in the new television adaptation of Puberty Blues.

In 2015, Cummings appeared in the television miniseries Gallipoli as Celia. Cummings will also star in the upcoming remake of the 1981 film Goodbye Pork Pie. In 2016, Cummings won the Heath Ledger Scholarship awarded by Australians in Film to study at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting
and the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles.

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