Aubrey Peeples, born and raised in a small town near Orlando, Florida, is a promising young actress and musician. She is perhaps most widely known for her role as the love-to-hate Layla Grant on ABC’s beloved series, “Nashville,” where she works with some of the most respected songwriters and gets to sing along with Connie Britton. Peeples has gotten to play a variety of other roles including the most recent Harper, a manipulative drug addict, on Freeform’s new show “Recovery Road,” centering around a sober living home.
Last year, Peeples starred as the lead character, Jem/Jerrica in Jem and the Holograms. This musical fantasy drama, based on the successful animated series from the ‘80s, centers on a small-town girl who goes from underground video sensation to global superstar. The film, directed by John M. Chu and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, was released by Universal on October 23, 2015. Aubrey hopes to continue getting to play such diverse characters as her career progresses.
Peeples is a classically trained vocalist who has not only performed at the Grand Ole Opry on numerous occasions, but who has also twice traveled the country as a part of the “Nashville” cast tour alongside Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and more. She is an avid songwriter, drawing from her past experiences and musical influences spanning the delta blues, southern rock, classic country, jazz, swing, and soul. She aspires to release a blues album in the near future.