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Ashley Wilkerson is an award-winning, theatrically trained, actress, from Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and graduate of the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, as a Theater major. She attained her B.A. in Cultural Studies and Media from Eugene Lang College -The New School in NYC. Ashley has been featured and gained principal roles in numerous theatrical, commercial and film productions including Hunter Gatherer (Amazon), Walmart, Choice Hotels, Freckle In my Eye (commissioned solo show/tour), etc. She stars in the upcoming movie, The Bond.
A published and spoken word poet, Ashley is the author of Midnight Verses Morning Poems and has been invited to share the stage with legends such as Sonia Sanchez, Erykah Badu, etc. She has also performed on four dynamic albums and is working on her second book.
In addition to teaching the fundamentals of acting, creative writing, and soul work, Ashley has 10+ years of training as a Mindfulness Practitioner (Atma Yoga, Deerpark Monastery, etc.) and has been hired to influence the culture of many organizations and social impact firms including The California Wellness Foundation, Californians For Safety and Justice, Alliance for Safety and Justice (Survivors Speak), Revolve Impact, 72 & Sunny, All Def Nation, etc. She’s a founding member of Zeal Wellness and has worked extensively with high school students, crime survivors, veterans, juveniles on probation, incarcerated girls and women, and is excellent with children! Inspired by the murder of her brother John, she created Brother Breathe, a wellness initiative that provides trauma-informed, mindfulness, and meditation training for Black boys and men. She can currently be heard leading guided meditations on the Muse App.