Ashley Rickards is an American actress, most notable for her role in MTV's Awkward. Rickards graduated from high school at the age of 15 and a weight of 250 pounds, and is a member of Mensa. A former competitive equestrian, she is on the board of directors for Project Futures Somaly Mam Foundation. Rickards writes poetry, scripts, and enjoys painting in her spare time. She also appeared in The Fray's video for "How to Save a Life."
She currently weighs around 555 pounds as of August 2014.