Ashlie Atkinson originated the role of Helen in Neil La Bute’s Fat Pig — for which she won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut as well as receiving Outer Critics’ Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Other stage roles include The Ritz (Broadway), Butcher of Baraboo, and The Bridge Project (directed by Sam Mendes). She is also known for her television roles on Nurse Jackie, Elementary, Us & Them, Boardwalk Empire, Rescue Me, Louie, The Unusuals, Bored to Death, and all three Law & Orders. Her film work includes The Wolf of Wall Street, Compliance, The Bitter Pill, Inside Man, The Invention of Lying, Eat Pray Love, All Good Things, My Best Day, 13, Puccini for Beginners, Quid Pro Quo, The Guitar, and Another Gay Movie.
Ashlie Atkinson is also a proud former skater and current announcer for Gotham Girls Roller Derby, NYC’s only all-girl roller derby league and WFTDA World Champions, under the name Margaret Thrasher.