Brenda Epperson (born September 9, 1965) is an American actress and singer. Epperson is best known for being the second actress to portray the character of Ashley Abbott on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
When Eileen Davidson decided to quit The Young and the Restless in 1988, Epperson was chosen to replace Davidson because they looked so similar to one another. At the time, Epperson was working as a waitress with a caterer.
Epperson is a host on the UStream series, Actors-E Chat, where she interviews other celebrities. In October 2013, she began coordinating the Ascend Conference for women. She married the producer and writer, Lorenzo Doumani, in 1994.
In March 2013, she released a 3-song EP titled, "Take Time," on her own label, which is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CDBaby. That same year, Epperson joined the Board of Directors at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio, a non-profit record label founded by Emily Hibard and based in Los Angeles.
- The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) (Taxi Bar Guest)
- The Young and the Restless – Ashley Abbott (#2) (05/12/1988–21/12/1995)
- Amore! (1993)
- The Misery Brothers (1995)
- Storybook (1995)
- The Nanny (1997) (guest star)
- Bug Buster (1998)
- Follow Your Heart (1999)
- Passions - Crystal Harris (2000) (recurring role)
- Vegas, City of Dreams (2001)
- Spy TV (2001) (reality show) (guest star)
- Windfall (2003) (TV movie)
- The Blue Light (2004) (TV movie)
- Day Of Miracles (direct-to-video documentary) (2005)
- Instant Recall (2010) (game show) (guest star)
- Promises Written in Water (2010)
- Trash or Treasure Sizzle Reel (2013) (reality show) (co-host)
- Celebrity Ghost Stories (2013) (herself)
- The Rich and the Ruthless (2017-) (TV series)
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