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Shelley Regner
Shelley Regner
Born
Shelley Anne Regner

(1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2010-present

Shelley Anne Regner (born December 21, 1988) is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Ashley Jones in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012-2017). She is also known as a past member of Disney's acappella group, DCappella.[1]

Life and career

Regner was born and raised in the Baton Rouge area, the daughter of Jan and Donald Regner, a businessman. She has a sister, Lauren Regner, who is also a performer.[2] She is a graduate of Parkview Baptist High School, and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in theatre in 2011. In college, she was a member of the sorority Kappa Delta.[3] In Baton Rouge, she performed at the Theatre Baton Rouge in productions of Rent as Maureen and The Producers. While at LSU, she performed in the musical Spring Awakening. In 2010, she played the role of Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors at the Ascension Community Theatre.[4][5][6]

She performed in the musical Spank, a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2014. Regner also performed in Bronies: The Musical, a show about My Little Pony. Regner played the role of Nadia in the pop-opera Bare in Los Angeles[7] and the role of Cecile Caldwell in a musical version of Cruel Intentions.[8][9][10] She recently played the role of Amy in Company at the Cabrillo Music Theater.[11] Regner performed in the show American Idiot in Los Angeles in 2015.[12]

Regner's most prominent role has been as Ashley in the Pitch Perfect film series. She was cast in the role after an open-call audition held in Baton Rouge; much of the film and its sequel were filmed in Baton Rouge and at Louisiana State University.[13][14] She has also performed as Liz in the film What Happened Last Night.[15]

Regner and Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle performed in a special concert titled Total Vocal at Carnegie Hall conducted by Deke Sharon in March 2015,[16] and she returned as a special guest again in 2018 and 2019.

In April 2018, Regner joined Disney Music Group's new a cappella group, DCappella as a mezzo, alongside The Voice finalist Orlando Dixon, Newsies performer Morgan Keene, and vocalists Antonio Fernandez, RJ Woessner, Sojourner Brown, and Joe Santoni.[17] The group's first single is a cover of Fall Out Boy's "Immortals" from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Big Hero 6.[18] In March, 2019, she left DCappella and was replaced by Kalen Kelly.

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Pitch Perfect Ashley Jones
2013 Fat Planet Jane Ravish
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Ashley Jones
2016 What Happened Last Night Liz
2017 The Portal N/A
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Ashley Jones
2018 Running with Fear Kenzie Post-Production
2018 Waking Nightmare Jordan Post-Production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Tattoo Nightmares Kara 1 episode
2013 Singled! Clarissa 1 episode
2015 Chapters of Horror Becky/The Sneak 1 episode
2015 McMann & Bernstein Beth Nash 8 Episodes
2015-2016 TMI Hollywood Various/Host 5 episodes
2016 Youthful Daze Mallorie Watson Kingsly 78 Episodes
2017 New Dogs, Old Tricks Liz Nesmith Main role
Music video roles
Year Title Role Artist(s)
2020 "Love On Top" Ashley Jones Cast of Pitch Perfect[19]

References

  1. ^ Shelley Regner interview accessed 5/9/2015
  2. ^ Family Public record accessed 5/10/2015
  3. ^ "What Happened Last Night Cast Interview: Shelley Regner and Diana Durango - DreameGGs Funding Club". DreameGGs Funding Club. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Shelley Regner resume accessed 5/9/2015
  5. ^ Shelley Regner interview Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine accessed 5/9/2015
  6. ^ iaam. "Shelley Regner Takes on Pitch Perfect 2 - Lifestyle - iaam". www.iaam.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "5/9/2015". Retrieved 2017.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Cruel Intentions musical accessed 5/9/2015
  9. ^ "Ten reasons to support Bronies! The Musical on Kickstarter". Bronies: The Musical. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ Spank accessed 5/9/2015
  11. ^ Company at Cabrillo accessed 5/9/2015
  12. ^ "Photo Call: Calling Out to Idiot America! See the Cast of L.A. Immersive American Idiot Sweat It Out in Rehearsal - Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "LSU sets the scene for Hollywood film". sites01.lsu.edu. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Miller, Robin (2015-07-09). "Baton Rouge's people, the city get to shine in 'Pitch Perfect 2'". The Advocate. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Calafiore, Cody; Rose, Amber; Thomas, Jake; Regner, Shelley (2016-11-04), What Happened Last Night, retrieved
  16. ^ Total Vocal at Carnegie
  17. ^ "Who is D Cappella?". Disney's D Cappella. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Immortals - Single by D Cappella". iTunes Store. Retrieved .
  19. ^ Kinane, Ruth (August 17, 2020). "Pitch Perfect's Barden Bellas reunite to sing Beyoncé and raise money for Unicef". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2020.

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