Jun. 30th, 1982
London, England, UK
5' 8 1/2
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Ashley Walters (born 30 June 1982), also known as Asher D, is an English rapper, musician and actor.
He was born in Peckham, London and raised by his mother, Pamela Case, a local government officer.He attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, in London, from the age of 7. After graduating from the Sylivia Young Theatre School, Walters starred in some of the more popular stage productions at the time.
He has two sons (Shayon and Paniro) and a daughter (China), with fiancée, Natalie.
Musically, he is best known as Asher D in the group So Solid Crew. He enjoyed relative success as a lyricist, particularly for the number 1 hit 21 Seconds. After the group split, he went on to focus on other projects, most recently 2006's In Memory of the Street Fighter, featuring the single "Andrea".
Asher D released a new studio album in 2008 on AD82 records, entitled "The Appetiser", a full 12 track album produced by both Asher D and Laurence Ezra.
With Dewi Bruce Konuah, he co-owns a production company, AD82 Productions, specialising in talent in the British music and film industries.
Following an argument with a traffic warden in July 2001, he was found to be carrying a loaded Brocock air pistol modified to fire live ammunition. He was arrested and, in 2002, jailed for 18 months, in a young offenders' institute. Having spent the previous nine months in custody, he subsequently served an additional nine months to complete his sentence.
Asher D is also an actor, appearing under his full name, Ashley Walters. He appeared in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at age 10 and Grange Hill at age 14 (in the role of "Andy"). He appeared in Bullet Boy, where he played Ricky who just came out of jail to start a new life/role, and was named Best Newcomer for the role, at the British Independent Film Awards. He also appeared in Get Rich or Die Tryin' alongside rapper 50 Cent.
He played the role of "Wolf" in film Stormbreaker, and "Danny" in the film Life and Lyrics from which he has received many plaudits. He has recently filmed WΔZ, alongside Selma Blair and Melissa George, and Sugarhouse Lane. He played Lacey in the BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN.
From episode 2 of the fourth series of BBC TV drama Hustle, he has played the character Billy Bond (replacing Adrian Lester who played Mickey Bricks). He was also cast as Bugzy on MTV series Top Buzzer and played the role of "Al B" in the 2006 production House of 9 alongside Dennis Hopper.
He has appeared on stage at the National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre. Another feature film, Tuesday, sees him playing a jewel thief alongside John Simm, Philip Glenister and Cristian Solimeno. He appeared in Bola Agbaje's new play Off the Endz at the Royal Court Theatre during February and March 2010.
He has also made appearances in cop show The Bill and firefighting drama London's Burning.
Asher D's Grange Hill history & autobiography was referenced by the comedian Stewart Lee on 16 March 2009 on the BBC2 show "Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle" in the episode themed on "Toilet Books". He also appeared in 2009's TV adaptation of Small Island.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Bullet Boy (2005)
Life and Lyrics (2006)
Dead Man Running (2009)
So Solid Crew albums
They Don't Know — Released 2001, Reached UK Number 4
Fuck It — Released 2001 (Remix album)
2nd Verse — Released 2003, Reached UK Number 44
Why Me? — Unreleased garage album
Street Sibling — Released June 2004
Cure for Cancer Mixtape — Released June 2006
In Memory of the Street Fighter — Released October 2006
The Appetiser — Released November 2007
Ashley Walters - Released 2009
"Back in the Day / Why Me?" — Released May 2002
"Andrea" — Released January 2007
"Don't Feel Like Dancin'" — Released March 2007
"M.O.,Pt.2 - EP" - Released 27 October 2008
"Woah!" - Released October 2008
"With You" (with Mutya Buena)" - Released January 2009
"Own Two Feet (with Chipmunk)" - Released May 2009
- Was a member of So Solid Crew
- Went to the Sylvia Young acting school.
- Has three children
- Uses the alias of 'Asher D', when performing
- Has a daughter called China (born on 5th April 2001)
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