Annaleigh Ashford was most recently seen on Broadway originating the role of Lauren in the Broadway hit KINKY BOOTS for which she received nominations for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, and won the Clarence Derwent Award for most promising female actress of 2013. Annaleigh has also starred on Broadway as Glinda in WICKED, originated the role of Margot in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL, and played Jeanie in the Broadway Revival of HAIR. She was also seen by NY audiences as Marcy in Dogfight at Second Stage and as Maureen in Rent for which she received nominations for the Drama League and Clive Barnes Award.
After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Acting, Annaleigh was cast in the ensemble to understudy the role of Glinda on the First National Tour of WICKED. She returned to WICKED after her Broadway debut in LEGALLY BLONDE to star as Glinda in the Broadway and Chicago productions. She worked on the pre-Broadway workshops and readings of: NEXT TO NORMAL (Natalie), CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Brenda Strong), ADDAMS FAMILY (Wednesday), BRING IT ON (Campbell), DINER (Beth), and KINKY BOOTS (Lauren).
Annaleigh made her film debut in SEX AND THE CITY: THE MOVIE as the “spoiled label queen”. She also appeared in the film, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED and her voice can be heard in the animated film FROZEN. Her television career includes appearances on SMASH, NURSE BETTY, THE BIG C, LAW AND ORDER and most recently as Betty Dimello in the Showtime hit series MASTERS OF SEX, where she will appear as a series regular in the upcoming second season.