Ashley Argota (born January 9, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She is known for roles on television, such as Lulu on the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP, and Kelly Peckinpaugh on the Nickelodeon sitcom Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures.
Argota at the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party in 2009
January 9, 1993 |
Redlands, California, U.S.
Argota was born in Redlands, California to Filipino parents. She graduated in high school from Connections Academy, an online virtual high school. She began her professional career as contestant on the Arsenio Hall-hosted Star Search on CBS in 2003.
Argota's first acting role was an appearance in the 2007 independent film Schooled. In 2008 Argota was cast on the Nickelodeon comedy television series True Jackson, VP, playing the role of Lulu one of the best friends of True Jackson (Keke Palmer). As a singer, Argota has released two independent albums Dreams Come True (2006) and Ashley (2008).
In 2011 Argota was cast as the female lead, Kelly, in another Nickelodeon comedy series Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. Argota confirmed on July 5, 2012 that Nickelodeon had cancelled Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. She also appeared in a Nickelodeon celebrity-episode of the series BrainSurge during which she lost during a Sudden Death round to Jerry Trainor. She appeared again in 2011 with other various Nickelodeon celebrities and won. Argota planned to attend New York University in 2011, majoring in nursing.
Argota was cast in the 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy in summer 2013, playing the school rival of the film's leads. In December 2013, she starred in the show Aladdin and His Winter Wish at the Pasadena Playhouse playing the Princess. This same month, she was nominated for the Libby Award by Peta2 for her work with adoption practices. Starting in 2014, Argota has played the recurring role of Lou Chan on the ABC Family drama The Fosters, and had a recurring role on the Disney XD series Lab Rats as S-1.
|2008||iCarly||Kathy||Episode: "iHave a Lovesick Teacher"|
|2008–2011||True Jackson, VP||Lulu||Main role|
|2011–2013||Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures||Kelly Peckinpaw||Main role|
|2012||Baby Daddy||Ava||Episode: "May the Best Friend Win"|
|2014||Austin & Ally||Elle||Episode: "Glee Clubs & Glory"|
|2014||Chasing Life||Kristina||Episode: "Finding Chemo"|
|2014||How to Build a Better Boy||Nevaeh Barnes||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014–2015||Lab Rats||S-1/Taylor||Recurring role (seasons 3–4)|
|2014–present||The Fosters||Lou Chan||Recurring role (since season 2)|
|2016||Girl Meets World||Nikki||Episodes: "Girl Meets High School: Parts One and Two"|
|2016||All Hallows' Eve||Sarah Ettels||Film|
|Dreams Come True|
|2011||"Dance With Me Santa"||Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 13|||
|2006||"Dreams Come True"||Jason Jarrett|||
- "Ashley Argota". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
- Ashley Argota [@ashleyargota9] (November 5, 2010). "Makes me laugh when people think Lulu's last name is Johnson. She doesn't have a last name. It's just Lulu. One name. Like Cher. But Lulu" (Tweet). Retrieved 2010-11-15 – via Twitter.
- "Ashley Argota - Online High School Student Videos". Connections Academy.
- Frankel, Daniel (July 28, 2008). "Nickelodeon, Palmer stay 'True'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
- Lowry, Brian (November 5, 2008). "Review: 'True Jackson, VP'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
It’s also a major cause of amusement for True’s friends Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matthew Shively), who do all they can to help her...
- "Dreams Come True by Ashley Argota". Yahoo! Music.
- "'Ashley by Ashley Argota". Yahoo! Music.
- Kroll, Justin (January 11, 2011). "Players". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
Ashley Argota has been cast as the female lead in the Nickelodeon series “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures.” Argota plays an all-American surfer girl that all the guys want to date. Past credits include “True Jackson VP” and “iCarly.”
- Nickelodeon Cancels “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures”.Nickutopia.com. Archived October 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Huff, Richard (July 1, 2011). "Nickelodeon actress on track to study nursing at NYU - but for now, she gives acting her best shot". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
- Ng, Philiana (July 31, 2013). "'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Lab Rats' Stars to Topline Disney Channel TV Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
- Stockly, Ed (August 14, 2014). "Friday's TV Highlights: 'At Middleton' on Starz". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
When her best friend Mae (Kelli Berglund) is humiliated at school by a resident mean girl (Ashley Argota), tech-savvy Gabby (China Anne McClain) offers to create a virtual boyfriend to ease Mae's pain.
- Wetherbe, Jamie (September 13, 2013). "Pasadena Playhouse announces cast for 'Aladdin and his Winter Wish'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
Jordan Fisher (Disney's "Teen Beach Movie") will star as Aladdin, while Ashley Argota (Nickelodeon’s "True Jackson VP") and Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") will play the princess and sultan, respectively.
- Nichols, David C. (December 18, 2013). "Review: 'Aladdin and His Winter Wish' a fun ride at Pasadena Playhouse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
Once more audiences are encouraged to boo villainous Abanazar (Josh Adamson, suitably grandiose); cheer Aladdin and his proto-feminist Princess (Ashley Argota, full-voiced and charming)...
- "Ashley Argota Nominated For peta2 Libby Award". Look to the Stars.
- Stanhope, Kate (December 16, 2015). "'The Fosters' Casts 'High School Musical' Alum (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
Adding to the drama will be Brandon's ex-girlfriend and ex-bandmate Lou Chan, played by returning recurring actress Ashley Argota (Lab Rats).
- Thompson, Heather (March 11, 2015). "Ashley Argota Returns To The Set Of Disney XD's 'Lab Rats'". M Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
- Linda Ge (February 1, 2016). "'Girl Meets World' Casts Luke Benward, Ashley Argota, Claudia Lee for Season 3 (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
- "Ashley Argota - Dreams Come True". Allmusic. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Ashley by Ashley Argota". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Limitless - Single by Ashley Argota". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 13, 2011". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Dreams Come True-Ashley Argota - Jason Jarrett". J.L. Jarett. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Ashley Argota - Backwards - Official Music Video". Andreana Jackson Official. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-04.