Linden Ashby is an American theater and film actor. He became famous for the role of the martial arts master Johnny Cage in the motion picture based on the game of the same name "Mortal Kombat". He starred in the films Explosion "," Undercover "," The Time of Her Dawn "," Nutty "," Resident Evil-3 ".
The performer starred in many successful films, but the most famous work was the film project "Mortal Kombat". The starring role was originally intended for Jean-Claude Van Damme and Brandon Lee.
The beginning of the path to the heights of success
Linden Ashley's biography began in Atlantic City on May 23. The future artist was born in 1960 in the family of Garnett and Eleanor Ashby. The future artist spent his childhood and youth in Florida. He graduated from high school and decided to continue his education at the University of Colorado.
The graduate became a student at Fort Lewis College, one of the departments of the institution. Linden studied business and psychology. During his studies, the promising student received the highest degree in business administration and psychology. He decided to create a business in New York. This act greatly surprised both friends and relatives of the young man.
Ashby gradually realized that entrepreneurship was not his way. He decided to start an artistic career. After classes in drama and art, he made his debut on the set. At first, Ashby's roles were almost invisible. However, the minor characters did not make Ashby leave the film profession, as he perfectly understood that many celebrities went through this stage.
Soon the actor received an invitation to star in the rating projects "Endless Love", "Werewolf", "Days of Our Lives", "Young and Daring". They brought recognition. The actor began to get more serious roles. The first main character was the character of the horror film "Night Angel" in 1990. In the film by Dominique Autenin-Girard, Ashby played Craig. Almost immediately after the premiere, Linden got one of the roles in the project "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge".
At the same time, filming took place in the films "Grated Kalach" and "Secret Agent MacGyver". The actor played the character named "Dragon" in the film "To the Center of the Sun". According to the plot, the best air force pilot is given the task of acquainting the popular performer Tom Slade, who is preparing for a new role in an action movie, with the intricacies of flying.
The crew is sent on a training flight, which ends with an air battle. The plane was shot down over enemy territory. Thrilling aerial duels unfold behind enemy lines. The film was followed by other successful works, but they did not add popularity.
From 1993 to 1998, the artist participated in the TV series Melrose Place. The project shows the stories of several heroes. The project did not appear to be successful at first. Everything changed in the appearance of insidious antiheroes. Very quickly they made the project a rating one. And the combination of melodrama and humor ended in an explosive mixture of shocking and absurd plot twists. The TV show celebrated the yuppie culture for the first time. Ashby played the role of Brett "Koopa" Cooper.
The 1994 biopic "Wyatt Earp" follows the story of America's national hero, Sheriff Wyatt Earp. The story begins with the early adolescence of a boy who dreamed of military exploits, and ends with a show of a venerable gentleman whitened with gray hair. In the picture, Linden appeared in the form of Morgan Earp.
The starring role came with the Mortal Kombat project. The creation of director Paul Anderson was released in 1995. The image created by Linden in the film was highly appreciated by fans. He reincarnated as Johnny Cage.
According to the plot, the hero is a famous film actor who is excellent in martial arts. However, in the press, such art is questioned. Therefore, the hero decides to take part in the battle in order to whitewash his name and prove his right to the title of martial arts master.
For the role of Ashby, I had to do a lot of teaching karate techniques. He always strived to maintain physical fitness at the proper level and finally this played a decisive role. Linden is also fond of skiing, surfing, and flying. The artist was engaged in martial arts even before the start of filming.
After the premiere of Mortal Kombat, the actor was increasingly invited to new projects that were extremely popular with viewers. During his film career, the artist performed more than eight dozen roles. Almost half of them initially involved leading roles.
Family and work
The actor became the detective Michael Morrison in the detective "Wildness 2". According to the plot, after the stepfather, the young heroine Brittany must pass a huge fortune. However, the best friend suddenly makes a statement that she is also the daughter of the deceased. As a result, the investigator begins to wonder if there are swindlers in front of him.
During the investigation, Brittany manages to get rid of all applicants for the state. As a result, the girl meets with her mother on an exotic island, where it turns out that everything was planned by both ladies in advance.
Sheriff Noah Stilinski Ashby played in the famous TV series Teen Wolf from 2011 to 2017. In the story, a teenager Scott McCall was attacked by a beast. After the bite, enhanced regeneration began, vision and hearing improved, reflexes accelerated. The hero will have to learn to control his new self and protect his family and loved ones.
Behind all the movie heroes, hard and often quite tough people, almost no one sees the real Linden, a soft and cheerful person. He is an exemplary family man. Actress Susan Walters and Linden Ashby officially became husband and wife in 1986. The first child, daughter Grace, was born in the family in 1991, Savannah was born in 1992.