Ashleigh Sumner (LOLA)

Ashleigh Sumner star of And Then Came Lola
Ashleigh Sumner, star of And Then Came Lola

Ashleigh Sumner as Lola

Ashleigh Sumner is a SAG actress who is a North Carolina native now living in Los Angeles. Ashleigh’s television credits include guest star appearances on CROSSING JORDAN, CSI, CRIMINAL MINDS, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and a supporting role in the CBS television movie THE LOCKET starring Vanessa Redgrave along with recurring appearances on the WB’s DAWSON’S CREEK. Her film work includes a lead role in the AFI short, MOTHER, which received awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Seattle International, and Florida Film Festival, along with being an official selection at AFI Fest and receiving a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Ashleigh’s performance earned a Best Actress Nomination at LA’s Method Fest.

Other work includes appearances in THE HAMMER and a lead role with the Independent Director’s Lab series, DIRECTED BY DOROTHY ARZNER. Ashleigh also has numerous theater credits including SUNSET BOULEVARD at the Hollywood Bowl and CASABLANCA at the Pantages Theater both directed by Tony Award Winner, Peter Hunt. Lead roles include performances in LOST ANGELES at the Lillian Theater in Hollywood, V-day West LA’s production of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at the Actor’s Gang Theater, DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA and MEASURE FOR MEASURE.  She was named Best Actress by Stage Scene LA for her performance in THE ICE-BREAKER at the Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, CA in 2010.

Ashleigh is also an accomplished painter.  You can see some of her latest work at

star of the hit lesbian romantic comedy romp