Ashley Williams Backs The Laughs Up On 'The Jim Gaffigan Show'

Ashley Williams co-stars on ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ as the mother of five children…or six...if you count Jim.

Fun facts about Ashley Williams (Source: Wikipedia)

Williams made her big-screen acting debut in a non-speaking role in the 1993 ensemble comedy-drama Indian Summer, which also featured her sister. She then spent from 1994 to 1996 playing teenage Danielle Andropouloson the soap opera As the World Turns.

Williams had a role in the television series Good Morning, Miami (2002–2004). Since then she has also appeared in episodes of Psych, How I Met Your Mother, E-Ring, Huff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Side Order of Life,The Mentalist and Warehouse 13. In May 2003, she had a guest starring role on American Dreams, playing singer Sandie Shaw and performing Shaw's 1964 hit "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" on American Bandstand.

In 2006, she starred in the Off Broadway play Burleigh Grimes and appeared as Victoria, a cupcake baker, on six episodes of the television series How I Met Your Mother; a role reprised in the concluding seasons of the show.

In 2010, she starred in the made-for-TV Lifetime movie, Patricia Cornwell's The Front, which premiered on the channel on April 17, 2010. She also won an on-line straw poll conducted by the How I Met Your Mother production staff as to which ex-girlfriend of Ted Mosby, the show's main character, is the fans' favorite. Her character, Victoria, won 128 to 117 over "Robin Scherbatsky", with a smattering of votes for other candidates.

In 2011 and 2012, she played the role of Claire in a film adaptation of Something Borrowed and reprised her role as Victoria on How I Met Your Mother.

Williams is doula, and appears in this capacity in Episode 3 of More Business of Being Born.

She made her Broadway debut in John Grisham's A Time To Kill playing law student Ellen Roark, on September 28, 2013, with opening night on October 20, 2013.

Williams will star as a fictionalized version of Jim Gaffigan's real life wife in The Jim Gaffigan Show, a sitcom about a couple raising their five children in a two-bedroom New York apartment, which will premiere 2015.

'The Jim Gaffigan Show' airs Wednesday nights at 10:00pm on TV Land.

Follow Ashley Williams on Twitter: @imthesmash

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