This year is a pivotal one for the actress, as she transitions from the franchise that made her famous and embarks in a whole new direction. And we couldn’t very well let this auspicious day pass without sending a few heartfelt birthday wishes into the universe on behalf of the newly minted 26-year-old. Check out our list after the jump, and be sure to leave your own wishes in the comments!
Who needs the Cullens? (That’s obviously a rhetorical question. We love you, Edward!) Ashley has a couple of promising projects premiering this year, which have nothing to do with glittering bloodsuckers. Up first is “CBGB” about the famed New York City club. Ashley plays Lisa Kristal, the daughter of owner Hilly Kristal and the business brain behind the club in its final years. Meanwhile, Ashley’s other 2013 release, “Random,” strikes a very different chord. The lovely lady underwent a startling makeunder (see a creepy first look on EW.com) to play college campus menace Violet in this horror flick.
Lucky In Love
Ashley will be the first to tell you that—despite the aesthetically pleasing talent—dating in Hollywood is hard. And seeing as we haven’t heard much about her romantic life since she split with Reeve Carney late last year, perhaps Ashley’s taking a breaking from the whole scene. Whatever she’s looking for, be it a studly suitor or some much-deserved me time, we hope Ashley finds it.
A New Challenge
From supernatural romance to horror to coming of age, Ashley’s done well diversifying her resume over the last five years, but we’d like to see her flex those acting muscles even more. What about a Jane Austen-esque period piece? Or an Oscar-baity drama? Or a kick-butt action flick? Or an ensemble rom-com? There are plenty of avenues left for Ashley to explore, and we can’t wait to see which path she chooses during her 26th year!
What are your birthday wishes for Ashley? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!