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Meet Ashley Rose Kamali-Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Rose Kamali-Jones.

Ashley Rose, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Ever since I was a wee little me, I was always enthralled by film and television. I was inspired by theatre, dress up, pretending I was the main super villainess in The Power Rangers and I was obsessed with how films were made as well as their film scores. When I was in high school, I started creating my own makeup looks and I considered it apart of my style.

People thought it was weird and cool at the same time I guess. I was always the go to make up artist or photographer for all of my friends and the student clubs. It made me happy that I had something to contribute during those days.

In college, I took theatre classes and make up for the stage. I decided that I truly wanted to make my hobby a profession and take it more seriously. I then started working on as many student films as well as independent films as possible to gain experience. Make up is not my only profession, however I feel that it ties in all of my creative work such as acting or entertaining. When I am not a makeup artist, I am either on stage in a play, a musical, on set, or performing in a band that I am in called The Rhythm Coffin!

With all that said, I am working on all sorts of fun projects and blessed with opportunities that I call door openers. I am grateful for all of the help and support I’ve had along the way that got me to this point. I am also overjoyed for all the people I’ve met so far on my journey. Some of them are quite well known, and I would have never imagined meeting them.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing in life is easy though we like to make it seem so outside looking in. A fun fact I would like to share: I was born two pounds and six ounces at Twenty-eight-ish days early. It was expected that I would not make it. Well, I am here today to happily call bull! They called me the miracle child and I do not take that lightly. There have been times where I felt like giving up and the world was just against me. As an artist, it’s already difficult to navigate through life. Figuring out career game plans, survival, and simply making it in life can be overwhelming. People didn’t directly understand me or why I chose this road so they doubted me. I felt like giving up because I compared myself to other artists and where I was at during that moment in time in my life. Mental health is important, and I suppose art can either nurture it or destroy it if you let it.

But, I always keep in mind that I was meant to be here, I have a purpose, and that I was not placed on this earth earlier than expected just to give up now. I wish I could say it was a smooth pathway but of course I would be lying. Some of my struggles took root from growing up in an environment where creativity wasn’t always nurtured or supported. In a way it was overlooked. I always wished I had the opportunity to start young such as take piano lessons, or I wish someone encouraged me to continue to draw, or to keep practicing my crafts. Ive always wanted the opportunity to be a child star on Nickelodeon or something. Some people have it easy and their families provide those things for their children. Myself, to say in the least, am extremely grateful for all that was provided for me growing up especially for the fact that I grew up with a single mother who worked hard to support us. There just wasn’t any room for extracurricular luxuries. However, I can say that I am glad that I didn’t have it easy because would not be appreciative of the opportunities and knowledge I have today. I hold onto that wisdom, and I know that I have everything that I need regardless of any classical training.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am known for best for my various makeup fx and my vocals! I can truly say that I put my love and time into my craft. I really care about my work, be it makeup, or performing. It all comes natural to me and I feel free when I get to express myself in those ways. It is a constant learning experience for me. I am proud to share this with others.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Oh man, if I had to start over I would focus more on my priorities and timing. I kind of let it up to my future self to figure certain things out but next thing you know it…I AM MY FUTURE SELF. I definitely would take more time practicing and not let fear stop me. And, I absolutely would give myself more compassion for even taking such an uncertain road. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Contact Info:

  • Email: Ashleyrosekj@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Silverscreen_Vixen
  • Facebook: Ashley Rose Artistry and FX


Image Credit:

Reid Godshaw (personal image), Julie Ann Shaw (yellow)

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