Ashley Arpel Greenwald is featured as cheerleader Tammy Tilson in the new family movie Destined to Ride. Greenwald—actor, singer, dancer and baker—confides, “My passion is acting, but I feel I should have something in my back pocket for any role. I was even a cheerleader once.”
Destined to Ride, starring Denise Richards and Joey Lawrence, was released by Sony Home Pictures on all OnDemand platforms.
A Long Island native, Greenwald began training young. At age five she produced plays in her room. “I was always an entrepreneur,” she says. “I charged a toy or cookies for tickets.” She attended York Preparatory High School, Belvoir Terrace Acting Camp and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
In L.A. by 18, Greenwald studied here at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. “I could not be persuaded away from acting,” she says, despite her heritage as granddaughter of makeup guru Adrienne Arpel and great niece of famed Broadway choreographer Michael Kidd. “I’m trained in ballet and jazz; I love to sing. I love Harry Potter and I am a baker. But acting is my destiny,” she says.
Greenwald, who acted opposite Nicolas Cage in 2015’s The Runner and appeared as Bridget on Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex series, made her television debut on Tattoo Nightmares, but as of yet sports no ink. “I have a bakery and catering business. Our specialty is cupcakes in unique flavors.” She jokes that if she got a tattoo, “Maybe it would be a Harry Potter sleeping potion cupcake.”
You can enjoy Greenwald’s work in her next role as Marie in the romantic drama Adolescence. And don’t miss her on her yet to be named series based on her real life activities as a part-time pastry chef and caterer — a whimsical take on baking in L.A. which centers on her real-life bakery, That’s Ashley’s Kitchen.