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Ashley Austin Morris is an American actress. She portrayed the role of Mary Beth in the season 8 of Desperate Housewives.



Morris has played the villainous Francine Carruthers on the PBS revival of The Electric Company since its debut in 2009. A profile on Broadway.com lists her hometown as San Antonio, Texas. One of her earliest professional acting experiences was with a comedy troupe called "Viva la Vulva" for which she also functioned as a co-writer and, according to the official presskit of the Sesame Workshop, she wrote Libido Limbo, a finalist at Atlanta's Young Playwrights Festival.

According to her website, she graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has been featured in several Off Broadway productions including Die Mommie Die, Paper Dolls, Isabel and Bees, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and "Reading Under the Influence".

Her television acting includes appearances on Ugly Betty, The Good Wife, and Gravity, and she was originally cast on the CBS sitcom Mad Love. She also appeared in the music video for "K.I.A" by Jet and the film Be Good Daniel. In 2012, she played the role of Andrew's fiancée in one episode of the last season of Desperate Housewives.


  • 2004 Be Good Daniel
  • 2008 Ugly Betty
  • 2009-2011 The Electric Company
  • 2010 Gravity
  • 2010 The Good Wife
  • 2011 I Just Want My Pants Back
  • 2011 The Big Bang Theory
  • 2012 Desperate Housewives
  • 2012 Putzel
  • 2012 Generation Um
  • 2012 Premium Rush
  • 2012 Art Machine