Ashleigh Murray portrays Josie McCoy in the CW’s new teen drama Riverdale. Ashleigh was born in Kansas City, MO. In the 5th grade, she went to Oakland, California, to live with her aunt for 2 years, where Murray enjoyed studying piano, jazz and hip-hop. After graduating high school back in Kansas City, Missouri, she moved to New York city where she studied at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, graduating in 2009.
Previously, while studying at NYCDA, she starred in an off-Broadway production of “Child of the Movement,” based on a true story, on that of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, one who preceded Rosa Parks’s involvement with the NAACP, was in a Coke commercial with Diggy Simmons which debuted during the 2013 BET Awards, as well as Lady Gaga’s MTV VMA 2013 promo video. Murray worked on the WB’s The Following, appeared in two episodes of TVLand’s Younger and stars in a Netflix Original Movie “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” (starring Rachel Crow, David Sullivan, Tim Blake Nelson, Danielle Nicolet, Sasheer Zamata and Arturo Castro).