Ashley Spencer Argota (born January 9, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for role as Lulu in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. She also co-starred as Kelly Peckinpaugh in Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures on Nickelodeon.
Argota was born in Redlands, California to Filipino parents. She graduated in high school from Connections Academy, an online virtual high school. She began her professional career as contestant on the Arsenio Hall-hosted Star Search on CBS in 2003.
In 2007, she starred in an independent film titled Schooled. She also appeared in a Nickelodeon celebrity-episode of the series BrainSurge during which she lost during a Sudden Death round to Jerry Trainor. She appeared again in 2011 with other various Nickelodeon celebrities and won. Argota confirmed on July 5, 2012 that Nickelodeon has cancelled Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. As a singer, Argota has released two independent albums Dreams Come True (2006) and Ashley (2008).
Argota is currently attending New York University, majoring in nursing. In December 2013, Ashley starred in the show Aladdin and His Winter Wish at the Pasadena Playhouse. She plays princess Jasmine. The show has received mainly positive feedback. This same month, she was nominated for the Libby Award by Peta2 for her work with adoption practices. In 2014, she got the recurring role of Lou on the ABC Family drama The Fosters.
|2015||The Storybook Killer||Rose||Short Film on Youtuber Ricky Dillon's account|
|2008||iCarly||Kathy||"iHave a Lovesick Teacher" (Season 1, Episode 25)|
|2008–11||True Jackson, VP||Lulu||Main role|
|2011–13||Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures||Kelly Peckinpaw||Main role|
|2012||Baby Daddy||Ava||"May the Best Friend Win" (Season 1, Episode 7)|
|2014||Austin & Ally||Elle||"Glee Clubs & Glory" (Season 3, Episode 6)|
|2014||Chasing Life||Kristina||"Finding Chemo" (Season 1, Episode 10)|
|2014||How to Build a Better Boy||Nevaeh Barnes||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014–present||Lab Rats/Lab Rats: Bionic Island||Taylor|| "You Posted What?" Pt. 1 (Season 3, Episode 13)|
"You Posted What?" Pt. 2 (Season 3, Episode 14)
"Rise of the Secret Soldiers" Pt. 2 (Season 3, Episode 22)
"One of Us" (Season 4, Episode 13)
"Lab Rats: On the Edge" (Season 4, Episode 17)
|2014–present||The Fosters||Lou Chan||Recurring role (since Season 2)|
- She is probably the first Filipino to portray a character in the series.
- Ashley Argota is also one of two Filipino actresses in Disney XD/Disney Channel; the other being Paris Berelc, who portrays Skylar Storm from Mighty Med.
- She and Kelli Berglund also starred in How To Build a Better Boy, as Nevaeh Barnes and Mae Hartley. Coincidentally, their characters were also enemies to each other just like their characters in Lab Rats. A major difference is that Neveah was antagonistic willingly, while Taylor wasn't evil by choice.
- Kelli stated in an interview that she hoped they would have a role where they don't hate each other. Interestingly, S-1/Taylor turns good in Season 4.
- She's best friends with Raini Rodriguez from Austin & Ally.
- She and Oana Gregory share the same birthday (January 9).
|The image gallery for Ashley Argota may be viewed here.|