The daughter of a traveling salesman, model and actress Ashley Hinshaw grew up all over the Midwest before heading to New York at 17 to pursue modeling. After traveling Europe and finding success in the States as the face of Abercrombie & Fitch, Hinshaw made her first TV appearance in 2008 as a beauty pageant judge on the MTV program "Made." The following year, the model guest-starred as herself on the popular series "Gossip Girl" before making her acting debut in an episode of the mystery series "Fringe," for which she received positive notices, and taking another TV role with a guest spot on the Florida-set detective series "The Glades." Hinshaw next tackled the feature film world as love interest Casey in the supernatural teen flick "Chronicle," one of the surprise hits of 2012. Now busy with film work, the former model was cast with Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff in the 2012 thriller "Rites of Passage" and, following a successful screen-test with teen star Miley Cyrus, she won the part of Cyrus's best friend in the 2012 comedy film "LOL: Laughing Out Loud," also starring Demi Moore. Also in 2012 came the film "Cherry," Hinshaw's first lead role, which found her supported by James Franco and Heather Graham in her portrayal a young porn star in San Francisco.