Annaleigh Ashford

Holli Swanson and Chris Swanson are Annaleigh Ashford parents. She is a daughter of an elementary gym teacher and a small business owner.

Annaleigh Ashford is an American Actress, singer, and dancer born on June 25, 1985, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Her birth name is Annaleigh Amanda Swanson, but she changed her stage name to her mother’s maiden name Ashford as it was alliterative with her first name.

The main characters of the well-known production “Wicked” were Glinda’s parents, Chris & Holli Swanson, who run a modest business.

In addition, at the age of six, she joined Kids Cross Country, coached by her mother, Holli Swanson.

Ashford Ashford Parents And Siblings: Meet Holli And Chris Swanson

Ashford says that she will never be able to repay and fully thank her mother’s sacrifices, as she was the one who made her who she is now.

Annaleigh Ashford Parents
Annaleigh Ashford with her Parents (Source: denvergazette)

Although she grew up as a gym teacher’s daughter, she discovered that she was more into costumes than race.

After running in the 400m race, her mother enrolled her in the nearest dance studio, where she acted and sang on multiple platforms.

Furthermore, she confesses that she cannot express her gratitude to her mother for when she drove her for countless nights with her siblings sleeping in the back seat of the car & with her Father on a night shift.

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Besides enjoying Christmas with her family, she would only buy proper dresses if Annaleigh’s Christmas outfits cost so much.

Furthermore, she is genuinely grateful for all the support and encouragement she got from her mother.

In Secret Celebrity Renovation, she surprised her parents with a House renovation showing her excellent relationship.

Annaleigh Ashford Husband And Kids

Annaleigh has tied the knot with Joe Tapper. He is an American Actor who has played in many popular TV shows like Junkyard July Scotus, the city, etc.

Her manager set them up, from which they discovered their shared passion. They met each other in 2006 and got married in 2013.

At first, her husband never thought she was the one for him, but it changed after he fell for her.

After six years of dating, he proposes to her and has become the most loving husband to her.

Annaleigh Ashford Parents
Annaleigh Ashford with her husband and son (Source: liverampup)

After three full years of marriage, Ashford was pregnant with her first child, which she had in 2016.

They named their son Jack Tapper and said, “There are no words to describe our joy when we first met Jack.”

She did not let her motherhood go down, even when she was working on her tv shows.

Annaleigh Ashford Career And Net worth

Annaleigh Ashford has a net worth estimated at around $3 million from her professional life. However, her salary has yet to be revealed.

She started her career journey when she was nine years old as Tina from ‘Ruthless.’ She was labeled as a teen to watch at the age of 14.

Her breakthrough role was as Glinda on the national tour of ‘wicked’ where she worked from December 2005-September 2006.

She worked on a musical adaption of ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ as Brenda strong in July 2007. In addition, Ashford worked in ‘Kinky Boots‘ from 2010-2013.

In 2016, it was announced that she would star opposite Jake in the show Rocky Horror And Sunday In Park With George.

Again, she provided her voice for ‘Frozen’ the highest-grossing animated film of all time, in 2013. Lastly, at 2018-present, she has been working for American Crime Story And Three Rivers.

After being nominated for Best Featured Actress in 2013, she won the Tony Awards in 2015 and surprised her family with her award.

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