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Maria Ashley Eckstein (born September 22, 1981) is an American actress, voice actress, and fashion designer, known to audiences of Blue Collar TV and as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Star Wars Forces of Destiny. She also played a small role as Alicia in the film Sydney White and as Ms. Cole in the film Alice Upside Down, with both films being released in 2007. Eckstein also had a recurring role as Muffy on the Disney Channel sitcom That's So Raven.

Ashley Eckstein
Ashley Eckstein.jpg
Eckstein in June 2010
Born
Maria Ashley Drane

(1981-09-22) September 22, 1981 (age 37)
Other namesAshley Eckstein, Ashley Drane
OccupationActress, voice actress, fashion designer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)
David Eckstein (m. 2005)
Websitewww.ashleyeckstein.com

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Life and careerEdit

Eckstein was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Orlando, Florida. Her first job was as a cast member at Disney's MGM Studios.[1] She married former Major League Baseball player and 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein on November 26, 2005, in his hometown of Sanford, Florida, followed by a reception at Walt Disney World.[2]

In addition to doing film and voice work, Eckstein also started Her Universe, a fashion brand that produces sci-fi themed clothing targeted specifically for girls and women.[3] As for charity and partnerships, Eckstein recently joined UNICEF Kid Power, along with Aly Raisman and David Ortiz as a brand ambassador Kid Power Champion.[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

 
Eckstein at the June 2011 Star Wars Weekends

FilmEdit

List of performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2003 Prey for Rock & Roll Punk Rock Girl    
2003 Ancient Warriors Dylan Paccione    
2007 Alice Upside Down Miss Cole    
2007 Sydney White Alicia    
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano    
2016 Only Yesterday Yaeko Okajima English dub  

TelevisionEdit

List of performances in television
Year Series Role Notes Source
1994 Nickelodeon Guts Herself Known as Ashley "The Face" Drane  
2001 JAG Lisa Rossbach Episode: "Measure of Men"  
2002 The Rerun Show   Series regular
Episode: "Diff'rent Strokes: The Rivals/The Partridge Family: Keith and Lauriebelle"
 
2002 The Brady Bunch in the White House Jan Brady    
2003–06 That's So Raven Muffy    
2003 That '70s Show Julie Episode: "Christmas"  
2004 Drake & Josh Susan Episode: "Believe Me, Brother"  
2004 Strong Medicine Becca Episode: "Positive Results"  
2004 Blue Collar TV Various Series regular  
2005–06 Hot Properties Nancy Episode: "Killer Bodies"  
2006 Phil of the Future Grace Episode: "Stuck in the Meddle with You"  
2008 The Replacements Bailey Voice role
Episode: "Glee by the Sea"
 
2008–14,
2019
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano, various Voice role, 7 seasons  
2012 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Mia the Bluebird Voice role  
2013–18 Sofia the First Mia the Bluebird Voice role  
2013 Robot Chicken Energizer Bunny's Wife, Girl Voice role
Episode: "Caffeine-Induced Aneurysm"
 
2014–17 Ultimate Spider-Man Dagger, Shriek Voice role  
2014–16;
2018
Star Wars Rebels Fulcrum/Ahsoka Tano Voice role
Recurring character
 
2017–18 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Ahsoka Tano Voice role  

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels Ahsoka Tano    
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Ahsoka Tano   [6]
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Ahsoka Tano    
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Ahsoka Tano   [7]

AudiobooksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carchidi, Jim. "Inside Her Universe: Ashley Eckstein comes home to Star Wars Weekends". bizjournals.com. Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Little David Becomes A Goliath". Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 29, 2006. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
  3. ^ FANGIRLS a Growing Force in STAR WARS Empire – Newsarama.com June 25, 2010
  4. ^ "Ashley Eckstein: UNICEF Kid Power Champion". UNICEF Kid Power.
  5. ^ "STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE LAUNCHES 2ND UNICEF KID POWER MISSION FEATURING ASHLEY ECKSTEIN!". UNICEF Kid Power.
  6. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
  7. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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