Ashley Benson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Ashley Benson is an American actress, model, and singer born on December 18, 1989. She became famous for playing Hanna Marin in the TV show Pretty Little Liars from 2010 to 2017.

Benson has also acted in several movies such as “Bring It On: In It to Win It,” “Christmas Cupid,” “Spring Breakers,” “Ratter,” “Chronically Metropolitan,” “Her Smell,” and “Private Property.” Throughout her career, she has won four Teen Choice Awards a Young Hollywood Award, and has been nominated three times for People’s Choice Awards.

Full NameAshley Victoria Benson
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1989
Place of BirthAnaheim Hills, California, USA
OccupationActress, Model, Singer
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
SpouseBrandon Davis
Children1
Net Worth$12 million

Ashley Benson’s Early Life

Ashley Benson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Ashley Benson was born on December 18, 1989, in Anaheim Hills California. Her parents are Shannon and Jeff Benson and she has an older sister named Shaylene. Ashley started dancing competitively when she was just three years old learning ballet jazz tap and hip-hop. She also sang in the choir from a young age and even performed a solo at church when she was four.

Ashley was involved in musicals and community theater as a kid. At eight years old she signed with Ford Models and began appearing in various print advertisements.

Career

Ashley Benson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Ashley Benson started dancing competitively when she was just three years old. She learned ballet jazz tap and hip-hop. She also began singing in choirs and doing musicals at a young age even performing a solo in church when she was four. At eight she signed with Ford Models and appeared in several print ads.

Her acting career kicked off with a role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives as Abigail Deveraux from 2004 to 2007.

In 2004, she had a small part in the comedy 13 Going on 30 marking her debut on the big screen. She took on the role of Carson in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007) where she had to conquer her fear of heights for the cheerleading stunts. She decided to leave Days of Our Lives to take this role despite initially being unsure if she could.

Moving to film sets after working on soap operas was a big change for her. On the soap opera set she filmed multiple episodes a day whereas on a film set, she spent days on just a scene or two. Despite the challenges, she enjoyed doing her stunts in Bring It On: In It to Win It.

In 2008, she starred in the Lifetime movie Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal as Brooke Tippit the head cheerleader. This role allowed her to learn from actress Tatum O’Neal. She also appeared in Bart Got a Room where she got to work with William H. Macy and in an episode of Supernatural as a witch disguised as a cheerleader.

The following year in 2009 Benson took on a leading role in the ABC series Eastwick a supernatural comedy based on The Witches of Eastwick. Despite gaining a cult following later on the show was cancelled after 11 episodes due to low ratings.

Ashley Benson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In December 2009, Ashley Benson landed the role of Hanna Marin in the TV show Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. The series based on books by Sara Shepard follows a group of teens dealing with mysteries and secrets in their town. Hanna is portrayed as the new popular girl at Rosewood High School stepping into the shoes of Alison DiLaurentis. Critics praised Benson’s performance when the show premiered to 2.47 million viewers. She received awards and nominations for her role and also appeared in two episodes of its spin-off Ravenswood.

In 2010, Ashley Benson starred in the TV movie Christmas Cupid alongside Christina Milian and Chad Michael Murray which aired on ABC Family. Then in January 2012, she joined the cast of the film Spring Breakers after Emma Roberts left the project. The movie follows four college students who get into trouble on spring break and features co-stars like Selena Gomez Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco. It was filmed in 2012 and released in 2013.

Benson made a guest appearance on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother in January 2013 as Carly Whittaker Barney Stinson’s half-sister who dated Ted Mosby. Around the same time, she became the face of the eveningwear brand Faviana.

In 2015, Ashley Benson starred in the horror film Ratter as Emma Taylor a girl who becomes the target of stalking through her electronic devices. That year she also appeared in the movie Pixels as Lady Lisa a character from a video game brought to life. In 2016 Benson took on the role of Margaret in the comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon.

In 2018, it was announced that Benson would star in the music drama Her Smell alongside Cara Delevingne and Elisabeth Moss. The film received positive reviews and Benson contributed her vocals to its soundtrack.

In 2020, Ashley Benson collaborated with G-Eazy on a cover of the Radiohead song “Creep”. She has also appeared in music videos for NLT’s “That Girl” One Call’s “Black Light” and Hot Chelle Rae’s “Honestly”.

Net Worth

Ashley Benson has an estimated net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Ashley Benson’s net worth is her acting career. She is best known for her role as Hanna Marin in the popular TV show “Pretty Little Liars.” Besides acting, she has also earned money through modeling, endorsements, and some film roles.

Personal life

Ashley Benson Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Ashley Benson’s former colleague Tyler Blackburn shared in a 2019 interview that their relationship sometimes blurred between being coworkers and friends and they even had moments where their feelings for each other grew stronger. Despite this, they remained good friends. From 2018 to 2020 Benson dated English model Cara Delevingne. After that, she was in a relationship with rapper G-Eazy from 2020 to 2021.

Since January 2023 Benson has been with Brandon Davis who is the grandson of the late billionaire Marvin Davis. They live in Los Angeles. Benson and Davis got engaged in July 2023 and married later that year. In February 2024 Benson gave birth to their first child.