His mother named him after her favorite “Gone with the Wind” character Ashley Wilkes.
His parents divorced when he was three years old and Paula would marry Ron Angel, who legally adopted Ashley.
Ashley Parker Angel was born Ashley Ward Parker, the child of Darren and Paula Parker, and raised in the town of Redding, California. Ashley was named after the fictional character Ashley Wilkes, his mother’s favorite character from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone with the Wind, and the classic film of the same title.
He spent is early days roaming the back country of rural Northern California, getting into trouble with the law when he was nine for accidentally setting his school football field on fire.Ashley Parker Angel has had a roller-coaster of a career.Rocketing to stardom in 2000 with the reality boy band O-Town we saw the now classic story of slow decline into obscurity.on Broadway and, because I have the same exact schedule as every other show on Broadway -- everyone has Mondays off, no one performs on Mondays -- it was really hard to go see shows.The very first opportunity I got -- I had lost my voice that night or something and my understudy had to go on -- I bought a ticket to see .