Ashley Rickards is an American actress best known for her recurring role as rebellious, once-homeless teen Samantha Walker on the teen drama television series One Tree Hill, from 2008-2009.
She currently stars as Jenna Hamilton in the comedy-drama television series Awkward, since 2011.
Ashley can also be seen starring in Sassy Pants with Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader and Anna Gunn. Her additional film credits include the independent film Fly Away which premiered at the 2011 SXSW film festival as well as Gamer alongside Gerard Butler.
Ashley's television credits include her breakthrough role as Samantha Walker in the hit CW television series, One Tree Hill. She has also made appearances in Outlaw, Entourage, Ugly Betty and CSI: NY, among others.
A native of Sarasota, Florida, Ashley currently resides in Los Angeles and works to prevent and end sexual slavery and the human trafficking of women and children with the Somaly Mam Foundation.