Ashleigh Cummings burst onto international cinema screens in the 2010 multi-award winning Australian feature Tomorrow When the War Began directed by Stuart Beattie. Her performance in the role of ‘Robyn’ earned her an AFI nomination for Best Young Actor that year. Ashleigh will next be seen in the Australian independent feature Galore for director Rhys Graham, in cinemas June 2014. Other feature credits include Razzle Dazzle directed by Darren Ashton and the Green Fire Envy film project produced by PartyCyp8 Film Academy.
Her television work includes the series’ regular ‘Dot’ in the ABC TV smash hit; Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (series 1 & 2) alongside Essie Davis. Other television work includes Underbelly: Razor, Dance Academy, Rescue Special Ops and Home and Away.
Ashleigh has also performed with the Sydney Theatre Company in their production of Our Town directed by Iain Sinclair.
In 2013, Ashleigh was a finalist for the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship. She was also nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for Puberty Blues; and a Logie Award for Most Popular Actress for both Puberty Blues and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.