Aubrey Shea Peeples is an American actress & singer best known for her role as an aspiring country singer named Layla Grant in ABC drama series Nashville. She starred in the leading role in 2015 musical fantasy film Jem and the Holograms. She also appeared alongside in Rage (2014).Aubrey Shea Peeples was born on November 27, 1993, in Lake Mary, a suburban city in Florida, USA. She was raised by her parents Wendy & Ashley. She also has a younger sister named Ally Peeples. Aubrey was sharp in studies and was adjudged Valedictorian of the class of 2012 in Lake Mary Preparatory School. She has a devoted inclination towards Theatre. According to Wendy, Aubrey performed in several plays like Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Sound of Music, etc. in childhood.
The prestigious Harvard University accepted Peeples, but she rejected twice for her career, the second time for Nashville. Aubrey started her career by guest-starring in few TV series like Drop Dead Diva,
, Austin & Ally, Charlie’s Angels. Then she got a recurring role named Winter in Necessary Roughness and a guest role in popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy.She appeared in made for television films like Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective, The Good Mother, and Cult film Sharknado. Aubrey got her breakthrough by bagging the role of Layla Grant, a runner-up in reality music show & an aspiring country singer in the 2nd season of ABC drama series Nashville in 2013.By the 4th season, her acting & popularity made Layla Grant the lead character of Nashville.
However, surprisingly Aubrey did not return for the 5th season of Nashville when it shifted to CMT network. Indiewire listed Audrey Peeples as “20 best young actors to watch who are below 20” in 2014.In 2014 she played the role of Nicolas Cage’s characters daughter Caitlin in the Thriller movie Rage. She also appeared in the film named A Conversation: Anne Frank Meets God where she played the titular character. Aubrey starred in the leading role of 2015 musical fantasy drama film Jem and the Holograms. She played the role of vocalist & eponymous character Jem of an all-female band named Jem and the Holograms.
Aubrey got overwhelming praise from critics for this portrayal. Aubrey guest-starred in the TV series Star-Crossed (2014) & bagged a recurring role in ABC drama Recovery Road (2016).She is known as a humanist & philanthropist. She is also has a great vocal & sung many songs in Nashville & Jem and the Holograms. Some of the well-known songs are Merry Christmas Baby, Blind, Too far from you, Youngblood, Alone together. Aubrey released a rearranged version of ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ originally sung by renowned soul singer Sam Cooke on January 25, 2017.