Tuesday, August 14, 2018

|Podcast| Her Universe - Ashley Eckstein Interview


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Ashley Eckstein has been widely recognized and honored as an actress, entrepreneur, fangirl trendsetter leading voice for female fandom and now, author. Most known as the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars, Ashley also founded Her Universe in 2010 - the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand. As the Founder and GM of Her Universe, Ashley continues to oversee all aspects of the company and she interacts daily with her fanbase of over 350,000 fans on social media and through www.heruniverse.com.

A leading authority on female fandom, Ashley has been featured in stories on CNN, MTV, Forbes, TODAY.com, ABC News, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal among many others. She has been chosen by Good Housekeeping magazine as one of their 25 Awesome Women and was recently chosen by CNET as one of their Women Who Inspire for 2018.

Ashley is an accomplished and recognized actress with numerous film and television credits to her resume. She is also an in-demand host and inspirational speaker for major studios, networks and companies such as Disney, HSN and Comic-Con International.

Married to former Major League Baseball player and World Series MVP, David Eckstein, they both enjoy traveling the world, teaching kids how to achieve their dreams and they take their love of pizza very seriously!




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Known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, actress and entrepreneur, Ashley Eckstein, founded Her Universe – the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand. Ashley has been widely recognized as a business woman and Fangirl trendsetter. She was recently chosen by Good Housekeeping magazine as one of their 25 Awesome Women for 2016. Her Universe is a proud licensee for Disney/Star Wars and Marvel, BBC /Doctor Who, CBS/Star Trek, Studio Ghibli as well as a growing roster of properties.

Ashley is a recognized personality in the “geek world” and an in-demand actress and host starring in several TV specials, live shows, events and videos for Disney, HSN, Comic-Con HQ and more. In addition to Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano, Eckstein is also the voice of Mia the bluebird on Disney’s Sofia The First, Dagger on Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and the voice of Cheetah on DC Super Hero Girls. Eckstein was also heard on the big screen in 2016 as the voice of Yaeko in the English adaptation of Studio Ghibli's beloved film Only Yesterday alongside fellow Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley and acclaimed actor Dev Patel. Most recently, she can be seen starring in her own show on Comic-Con HQ, The Her Universe Fashion Show: Fashion Meets Fandom.

On October 2016, Her Universe was acquired by Hot Topic, Inc. and joined their stable of brands as a stand-alone subsidiary, e-commerce and wholesale brand. Ashley will continue her role as Founder and GMM of Her Universe and will oversee every aspect of the company.


Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT'S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With space for readers to make journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedis, and super heroes were great role models for choosing her own path.




Her Universe, the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress, entrepreneur and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Ashley has been widely recognized as a business woman, Fangirl trendsetter and leading voice for female fandom. Founded in 2010, Ashley launched Her Universe with the mission to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Ashley’s goal, from the beginning, was to build the company into a stand-alone entertainment and merchandise brand and, today, Her Universe is leading the way. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is just for boys, Her Universe has joined forces with some of the biggest names in the sci-fi/fantasy world to create fangirl apparel and accessories for such well-known names as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Marvel.

Today, Her Universe, a stand-alone subsidiary of Hot Topic, Inc., has expanded into entertainment and is also known as a lifestyle brand. Her Universe produces a “geek couture” fashion show every year at San Diego Comic-Con called The Her Universe Fashion Show, as well as a docu-series based about the fashion show for Comic-Con HQ.

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