For the past two years, Ashley Argota has best been known as Lulu, the loud and clueless assistant of the title character in “True Jackson VP” on Nickelodeon. But for the18-year-old Filipino-American actress, it almost never happened.
Argota has been trying in vain to break into show business since age 5. She was ready to call it quits three years ago.
“I was going to give up because there’s so much rejection and negativity in show business. We were getting so tired, and it was supposed to be my last audition ever, but I ended up going just because and I ended up getting it,” Argota recounted.
This summer she takes on a new lead role in the new Nickelodeon series “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”. As the lead actress, she plays the main character’s love interest.
“It’s pretty interesting every episode. He tries to do something completely crazy and win me over. He dresses up like an 8-foot taco or he’ll stage a robbery at the surf shop to act like the hero so I think he’s super cool. So it’s been a lot of fun,” Argota added.
The young actress is wrapping up “Bucket and Skinner”, and the first episode will premier on Nickelodeon next month.
In the meantime, she plans to get back to recording music while attending New York University to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a nurse.
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