Born on September 30, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, Ashley Hamilton is an actor perhaps best known for his short-lived marriage with Shannen Doherty. The two met when Hamilton appeared with her on Saturday Night Live and the movie Beethoven’s 2nd. They married after knowing each other for only a couple of weeks. The marriage, however, didn’t last long, as Doherty filed for divorce after just five months. Prior to the affair, he was involved with Claire Stansfield and Angie Everhart. In 2000, meanwhile, he was briefly engaged to actress Sara Foster.
In 1997, Ashley Hamilton starred on the television series Sunset Beach as Cole Deschanel, but was dropped from the show’s roster only a month after the premiere. He then pursued a music career as well as a stand-up comedy act, appearing at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and Room 5 in Los Angeles. In 2009, Ashley Hamilton was cast as one of the celebrities competing on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.