Ashleigh Ball
Ashleigh Ball profile
Ball in 2014
Full name Ashleigh Adele Ball
Sex Female
Birthdate March 31, 1983 (age 36)
Occupation Voice actress, musician, singer
Voice roles Applejack
Rainbow Dash
Lyra Heartstrings
Various characters

Ashleigh Ball is a voice actress and singer in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Her most prominent roles in the series are those of main characters Applejack and Rainbow Dash.

Ball was initially cast in the show in 2010 through her prior five years of voiceover experience and was recommended to Studio B Productions (later renamed to DHX Media) through her agent. In addition to auditioning for Applejack and Rainbow Dash, Ball had also auditioned as Spike.[1]

Ball has cited country singers Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire as inspiration for affecting Applejack's voice and accent.[2] During a Q&A session at a season nine premiere party hosted by Meghan McCarthy, Ball stated that she deepened Applejack's voice over time in order to avoid making her sound like Rainbow Dash.[3]

Among the series' main voice cast, Ball is cast as a considerable number of incidental characters, including Nurse Redheart, one of the buffalo in Over a Barrel, and one of the teenage dragons in Dragon Quest.[4]

In 2014, Ball was the subject of the brony documentary film A Brony Tale, which she also produced. The film showcases Ball's initial reactions to the series' older fanbase and travel to one of the first My Little Pony fan conventions in New York City in 2012.

Outside My Little Pony, Ball has voiced characters in several television series and films, including Mary Test and Sissy Blakely in Johnny Test, Oopsy Bear in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot, Shiori Akino in Death Note, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Reira Serizawa in Nana, Plum Pudding in Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures, Allura in Voltron Force, Mick Ramsey in Action Dad, Blythe Baxter in Littlest Pet Shop, Pinky and Spheria Suprema in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Skya in Dinotrux, Jay in Beat Bugs, and various characters in several entries in the Barbie film series. Ball is also a lead singer and flautist for the band Hey Ocean!

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  1. Everfree Network (2012-04-02). Interview: Ashleigh Ball. YouTube.
  2. BroNYcon 2012 Interview with Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, and Nicole Oliver!. YouTube (2012-01-07). Retrieved on 2015 August 8.
  3. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 🦄 The Final Season Premiere Q&A Panel. YouTube (2019-04-06). Retrieved on 2019 April 12.
  4. Everfree Network (2012-04-02). Interview: Ashleigh Ball. YouTube.