|Full Name Cindy Busby|
Name Cindy Busby
|Years active 1999-present|
Education Dawson College
|Born March 18, 1983 (age 32) (1983-03-18) Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
Movies 12 Rounds: Reloaded, American Pie Presents, Picture This, Behemoth, The Big Year
Similar People Brian Markinson, Naomi Hewer, Kerry James, Jessica Amlee, Jennifer Holland
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Cindy Busby (born March 18, 1983) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Ashley Stanton on Heartland.
Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Busby always dreamed of becoming an actress. From the time she was a child, she loved performing for an audience and throughout her elementary school and high school years, she devoted herself to every theater school production. Upon graduating from high school, Busby was accepted into the Professional Theater Program at Dawson College in Montreal and was admitted from among hundreds of applicants. The rigorous three-year training allowed Busby to demonstrate her professionalism, hard work, and devotion and she earned an award of academic excellence while there.
Her first passion in the business was theater and she honed her acting skills on the stage while in school. In 2005, she crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series Bethune, which filmed in rural China for two and a half months and attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film A Life Interrupted opposite Lea Thompson and also landed a series regular role on the series Heartland. When she was cast as Ashley Stanton, a rich, self-righteous, competitive horseback rider, the series took off and has been nominated for several Gemini Awards as well as winning a Director’s Guild of Canada prize, all while becoming one of the most popular shows on Canadian television as well as syndicated in over 81 countries around the world.
Throughout 2008 and 2009, Busby continued having success booking roles, first landing the lead antagonist in the film Picture This alongside Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes, and Kevin Pollak and appearing on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. In 2011, she appeared on the big screen in Fox 2000 Pictures’ The Big Year, in which she was seen opposite Hollywood actors such as Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.
In 2012, Busby filmed guest starring roles on the CW shows Supernatural, The L.A. Complex, and The Secret Circle. She was also seen as a lead in the SyFy movie of the week, Mega Cyclone, and, more recently, was seen in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded as the wife of WWE wrestler Randy Orton, in The Wedding Chapel playing a young Shelley Long, and in Hallmark Channel's Lucky in Love opposite Jessica Szhor.
Busby has been seen guest starring on USA’s Rush, TNT’s Proof and recurred on Hallmark Channel’s Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. Up next, she stars in the independent films The Circle and 40 Below and Falling and as the lead in A Puppy for Christmas. She's also featured in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original, Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love.
She currently makes her home in Vancouver, British Columbia.