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'Two Tickets to Paradise' on Hallmark: How Ashley Williams made her mark on TV and films

Ashley is known for starring in the television series 'The Jim Gaffigan Show' on TV Land and in the NBC series 'Good Morning Miami'
Ashley Williams in Hallmark's ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ (Hallmark)
Ashley Williams in Hallmark's ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ (Hallmark)

'Two Tickets to Paradise' on Hallmark centers around a bride and groom who are both humiliated by their respective partners after being stood up at the altar. They meet by chance and bond over what went wrong, and eventually decide to go on their honeymoons on their own and enjoy life rather than mope. But they cross paths again, sooner than they expect.

'Two Tickets to Paradise' stars Ashley Williams along with Ryan Paevey and Mary-Margaret Humes. The official synopsis reads, “When two weddings are ruined by both the bride and groom getting left at the altar, they still decide to take their honeymoons, not knowing they are heading to the same resort in Hawaii.” If you're interested in watching more Hallmark romcoms, check out 'A Second Chance at Love', ‘Always Amore’, and 'A Royal Runaway Romance.' Read on to know more about Ashley Williams, who plays the lead in 'Two Tickets to Paradise.'


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What was Ashley Williams' first movie?

Ashley Williams is a talented actress who works mostly in comedies and dramas in movies, television, and theatre. Williams made her debut in the 1993 drama 'Indian Summer', with her sister Kimberly, in a non-speaking role. She then starred as teen Danielle Andropoulos in the soap series 'As the World Turns' from 1994 until 1996. She most recently appeared in the Hallmark Channel original film 'Holiday Hearts' as well as the TV Land comedy 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' in which she played Jeannie Gaffigan, Jim's TV wife and the steady, albeit zany, wind beneath his wings.

Later, she co-starred in the NBC sitcom 'Good Morning Miami' and the Lifetime telefilm 'Montana Sky' with Mark Feuerstein. Williams also had a noteworthy recurring role as Victoria, 'the one who got away', in the sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother.' Over the years, she has been in over a dozen different television pilots and has appeared in over 150 episodes of television, as well as television movies for Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television, and ABC Family. She has appeared in studio and independent films, regional theatre, Off-Broadway, and Broadway productions.

On September 28, 2013, she made her Broadway debut as law student Ellen Roarke in John Grisham's 'A Time To Kill'. She had previously appeared at the Williamstown Theater Festival and in the world premiere Off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute's play 'The Shape of Things' alongside Paul Rudd as an understudy for both Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol. Throughout the run, she played both principal female parts many times. Williams made her directing debut last year with 'MEATS', a short film she wrote, produced and starred in. She has also directed 'Circle of Deception,' a television movie.


Who is Ashley Williams’ spouse?

On May 29, 2011, Williams married indie film producer Neal Dodson. Gus Williams Dodson and Odie Sal Dodson are their two sons. Williams was two months pregnant when she miscarried in the summer of 2016. She partnered with the Human Development Project to speak about her miscarriage with the aim of lowering the stigma associated with it and encouraging more women to discuss it freely. Williams is a qualified doula for births.


What is Ashley Williams' net worth?

According to sources, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022, which includes her property, funds, and earnings. Her acting job is her primary source of income. However, she likes to live a modest life.


The Hallmark movie 'Two Tickets to Paradise' will premiere exclusively on Hallmark on Saturday, June 25, at 8 pm EST.