Ask AP: ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’

Celebrity Q&A
on March 24, 2011

What can you tell me about the actress who plays Ashley Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager?
—Annie Bradley, Oakland, Calif.

That’s India Eisley, 17, whose mother, Olivia Hussey, starred at 15 years old as Juliet in the 1968 movie Romeo & Juliet, and whose musician-actor father, David Glen Eisley, played in the 1980s metal band Giuffria. The teen actress enjoys baking and watching movies with her parents and describes herself as shy. “I remember someone once said I was aloof, and I was very, very hurt by that,” she says. “I’m not aloof, I’m just quiet.” She’s very involved in animal causes and has five dogs, three pot-bellied pigs, a cat and a parrot as pets. 

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