About Aaron Ashmore
In 2000, he began landing roles in films and on television, appearing in movies-of-the-week like "Love Letters" (ABC, 1999), "Crime in Connecticut: The Return of Alex Kelly" (CBS, 1999) and "Run the Wild Fields" (Showtime, 2000). Following an episode of "La Femme Nikita" (USA, 1996-2001), he costarred in the independent action thriller "Treed Murray" (2001), before seeing his output increase substantially with three MOWs in 2001 - "The Familiar Stranger" (Lifetime), "Dying to Dance" (NBC) and "Blackout" (CBS). After costarring opposite Glenn Close in the festival-bound A.M. Homes adaptation "The Safety of Objects" (2001), Ashmore returned to small screen movies in "A Christmas Visitor" (Hallmark, 2002) and "The Pentagon Papers" (FX, 2003).
Ashmore next began a recurring role on "Veronica Mars" (CW, 2004- ), starring as the one-time boyfriend of the show's title character (Kristen Bell), who betrays her and skips town, only to return a couple seasons later guilt-ridden and remorseful. In his first starring role, Ashmore depicted Marc Hall in "Prom Queen" (CTV, 2004), a true-to-life telling of a gay teenager's public fight to bring his boyfriend to the prom at a Catholic high school. After a two-episode arc on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), Ashmore landed the recurring role of The Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen on the teen-themed superhero drama, "Smallville" (CW, 2001- ).
|Turner Fenton Secondary School|
|Began acting in commercials for Canadian television|
|Appeared in first film "Married to It"|
|TV debut in the Canadian series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"|
|Appeared in the ABC movie "Love Letters"|
|Cast in an episode of the USA network series "La Femme Nikita"|
|Appeared opposite Glenn Close in "The Safety of Objects"|
|Co-starred in the independent thriller "Treed Murray"|
|Co-starred in the FX movie "The Pentagon Papers"|
|First starring role in the Canadian TV-movie "Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story"|
|Played a recurring role on the CW series "Veronica Mars" as Troy Vandegraff|
|Joined the sixth season of the CW drama, "Smallville" as The Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen|