Ashley Rickards is an accomplished actress with multiple television and film screen credits to her name. Ashley will soon be seen in MTV's television series "Awkward" as the lead "Jenna Hamilton."Ashley will also soon be seen starring in "Sassy Pants" with Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader and Anna Gunn. Ashley's additional film credits include the independent film "Fly Away" which premiered at this year's 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.