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Ashley August


The Actress. The Poet Laureate. The MC.

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Ashley August


The Actress. The Poet Laureate. The MC.


ASHLEY AUGUST

TV/Film/Stage Actress| Spoken Word Artist

Ashley August is an afro-latina, actress, author, playwright, activist, teaching artist, touring spoken word artist, 3rd ranked woman poet in the world, hip-hop junkie, ASTEP at Juilliard fellow, NYC's 2013 Youth Poet Laureate and recently named one of The New York Times 30 Under 30 Most Influential people.
Along with multiple television/film appearances and country wide theatrical and poetic performances, her credits include SundanceTV, Cannes Film Festival, Netflix, Aljazaera America, The GAP, BET, and TVOne. August is the author of two self-exploratory books, “Love Handles” and “Licorice” published by evoL(NYC) and Penmanship Books, respectively. She is the former Curator and Slam Master of the Legendary Bowery Poetry Club. With Belize and Brooklyn embedded into her (he)art, August is motivated to speak the unsaid truth and push the boundaries of spoken word and performance to realms they've yet to live in.

She can be seen in highly acclaimed Netflix and HBO series this year!

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What They Say


What They Say


Ashley August has effected various people through her artistry. Her work has enchanted and captivated the souls of countless leading men and women in hollywood, authors and fans alike.

"Ashley August is all things gritty and grimy and WONDERFUL!!! There’s  always a real woman representing for the ladies on every episode of Verses And Flow. And I LOVE it! To prove that we still run this world, Ashley got on stage and KILT!!! Literally. I was actually externalizing each word she spoke and kind of felt guilty at the end like there was real blood on MY hands. Yea, I’m telling you ol’girl went IN!!! I’m convinced she’s been watching a few too many Saturday morning marathons of SNAPPED with Daune (google her). But it makes for a real outstanding performance, so BRAVA DIVA!!"-    Gabrielle Union, Actress

"Ashley August is all things gritty and grimy and WONDERFUL!!! There’s  always a real woman representing for the ladies on every episode of Verses And Flow. And I LOVE it! To prove that we still run this world, Ashley got on stage and KILT!!! Literally. I was actually externalizing each word she spoke and kind of felt guilty at the end like there was real blood on MY hands. Yea, I’m telling you ol’girl went IN!!! I’m convinced she’s been watching a few too many Saturday morning marathons of SNAPPED with Daune (google her). But it makes for a real outstanding performance, so BRAVA DIVA!!"- Gabrielle Union, Actress

"Ashley August is a wild fire -- her work is a beautiful deconstruction of all things necessary. Licorice is enriched with a bravery and a black girl holiness that dares its readers to dive in. "- Tonya Ingram, Author of "Growl and Snare

"There tends to be the lost art of communicating in this most recent generation of techno addicts. Ashley August will emerge as one of THE voices in this voiceless era. Her heartfelt passion, purpose beyond her years & unique pen have me excited about her future as a writer." -     Omari Hardwick, Actor and Poet

"There tends to be the lost art of communicating in this most recent generation of techno addicts. Ashley August will emerge as one of THE voices in this voiceless era. Her heartfelt passion, purpose beyond her years & unique pen have me excited about her future as a writer." - Omari Hardwick, Actor and Poet

Ashley August is listed on the New York Times, 30 Under 30 Most Influential list Check it out  here !

Ashley August is listed on the New York Times, 30 Under 30 Most Influential list Check it out here!