Ashley A. is a spoiled, bratty, shallow, girly, beautiful, but mean nine-year-old rich girl. She is primarily interested in fashion and gossip. Ashley met the rest of the Ashleys one day when they were in kindergarten at a park where all their hats they have been wearing were blown off their heads and when they went to get them, they bumped into each other and introduced themselves, becoming best friends. Because they were all wearing purple that day, it became a tradition among the girls to all wear purple on the anniversary of the day they first met, thus calling it "purple day". Ashley A. was once kicked out of the clique for accidentally forgetting to wear purple, though returned at the end of the episode.
Despite being vain and stuck-up, she has shown to be nice on a few occasions. During the time where she was kicked out of the clique, she befriended Gretchen. On many other occasions, she has also sought help from T.J. and the gang, who she usually socially snubs. Also, there have been various hints that she genuinely desires to get Spinelli to become part of the Ashleys.
Ashley lives with both of her parents. Her mother, who has only been seen in "Parents' Night", has been shown to look and act very similarly to her. Her father was never shown on-screen, but has been mentioned a few times. He often spoils her. She has a seven-year-old brother named Tyler, who is a member of the similar rich boy clique, the Tylers and a five-year-old sister named Brittany, who appears in a clique with the Brittanys.
Ashley A. is slender and of average height. She has straight honey (bright yellow-blonde in digitally-animated episodes and movies) blonde hair that goes down to her shoulders, and wears a pink headband in her hair. She usually wears a pink shirt with a dark grey jacket, a skirt, knee socks, and black chunky-heeled shoes. She also wears pink lipstick in the same shade as her shirt and headband.
- In "The Great Can Drive", she is in Miss Furley's fourth grade class with the other Ashleys. However, in certain episodes, she and Ashley B. are in Miss Grotke's class instead (Ashley Q. and Ashley T. are more commonly seen in her class). Both she and Ashley B. are in Miss Finster's class in Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade.
- In the episode "Rumor Mill", she mentions that she is gotten a nose job.
- In "Outcast Ashley", it is mentioned that she is a Gemini, meaning that her birthday is in between May 20th and June 21st.
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