Currently Paton Ashbrook is in the middle of her training in the Drama Division at The Juilliard School. A proud member of Group 45, she is ecstatic for the new rigorous path in front of her!
Before her acceptance, she had been bouncing back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City as a working actor. While primarily pursuing an acting career, Paton also sings and plays guitar, which led to her originating the role of Destiny in the musical workshop Salvage last August. Paton also writes screenplays, plays, and poetry; soon, she'll be finished with her first feature film screenplay, "Seraph". She has thus far completed filming her short film, "In A Box" and the 1st episode of her webseries, "Mad Mission".
In her free time, Paton practices Bikram Yoga, travels somewhere new, and is always reading something.
From an early age, Paton got the acting bug. Maybe it had to do with being raised around the business-- Her mother Daphne Ashbrook has been an actress for years and brought Paton on her first film set at the age of three. There was never a moment where she doubted that this was truly the life she wanted; what she was meant to do.
Then it got serious. Paton was performing and writing her own projects by the age of 10. Craving an intense conservatory-like environment, she applied and got accepted into the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where she received advanced training in theatre and film-making, including Suzuki and Viewpoints, Commedia dell'arte, Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Film as Art, Foreign Cinema, and much more.
For a long time, even with never having been there before, Paton wanted to be a trained New York City actor. Thus, upon graduating from LACHSA, she flew to New York and spent two more years within the walls of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, teaching her discipline, patience, and self-confidence.
Most of all, Paton has learned honesty from her mother.
"A lot of people think actors make good liars, but really, they have to be the most honest people in the world. It's their job."