Born and raised in Paris, Texas, Ash began his journey in the theater…starring in stage productions throughout his childhood. His passion for storytelling on the stage eventually morphed into a passion for film.
At the age of seventeen, Ash left Texas to pursue his dreams. Since then, he has appeared in shows such as NBC’s “Law and Order”, ABC’s “Ugly Betty”, FOX’s “Standoff”, HBO’s “Six Feet Under”, CBS’s “Cold Case”, WB’s “Jack and Bobby”, FX’s “Over There”, ABC’s pilot “Pink Collar” with Alicia Silverstone, Lifetime’s “The Division” and FOX’s “Boston Public”, as well as films such as
“Domino”, directed by Tony Scott, and “Man of the House” with Tommy Lee Jones.
At nineteen years old, Ash Christian wrote his first feature film “Fat Girls”. At age twenty, Ash directed, produced and starred in “Fat Girls” alongside Jonathan Caouette (“Tarnation”), and Robyn DeJesus (“Camp”). An official selection of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where “Fat Girls” had its world premiere to major critical acclaim…the film found love in the hearts of independent film lovers across the world. Ash was awarded Outstanding Emerging Talent in 2006 from LA’s OUTFEST.
“Fat Girls” sold to Regent Entertainment at the festival and opened in theaters nationwide fall of
2007 then to cable and DVD through Liberation Entertainment. MTV Networks picked up “Fat Girls” as a pilot for their network at the Tribeca Film Festival and hired Ash to write, direct and executive produce the series for MTV in New York.
In 2009, Ash raised equity for the hit Broadway musical “Next to Normal” which garnered 11 Tony
nominations and 3 Tony awards including Best Score. “Next to Normal” recently won the 2010
Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Ash is currently in post-production on his sophomore feature film “Mangus!”, in which he wrote, produced and
directed. “Mangus!” is the story of a young boy who’s ultimate dream is to play Jesus in his community theater production of “Jesus Christ Spectacular” which stars Jennifer Coolidge, Heather Matarazzo, Leslie Jordan, Deborah Theaker and John Waters. The film is executive produced by Anne Clements (“Quincenera”, winner of the Jury and Audience Award at Sundance)
Ash is next attached to produce and direct the dark relationship comedy “Petunia” in Nov 2010 and is attached to direct the independent comedy “Franny” from producer Amy Salko Robertson (“The Oh in Ohio”).