Ashley Taylor Dawson is an English actor, singer, and dancer who is best known for appearing as a regular cast member playing the role of Darren Osborne in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks. In addition to that, he is also a member of the British pop group, Allstars (Stylized: allSTARS*), alongside Sam Bloom, Thaila Zucchi, Rebecca Hunter, and Sandi Lee Hughes.

Born Name

Philip Ashley Taylor Dawson

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Manchester, England, United Kingdom



Ashley Taylor Dawson studied at Ashdene Primary School and then attended Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. He also became a member of Scamps, a local drama group, when he was still quite young.


Actor, Singer, Dancer


  • Mother – Diana Taylor Dawson
  • Sibling – Catherine Taylor-Dawson (Sister) (Singer, Guitarist)


Ashley Taylor Dawson is represented by Blackburn Sachs Associates, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.






Island Records




6 ft 0¾ in or 184.5 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ashley Taylor Dawson has dated –

  1. Karen McKay (2004-Present) – The duo started dating in 2004 and parent 3 children including their sons Buddy Mac Taylor Dawson (b. March 23, 2011) and Mason Mac Taylor Dawson (b. October 1, 2013).

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
  • Lean physique

Ashley Taylor Dawson Facts

  1. He was raised in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
  2. With Allstars, Ashley Taylor Dawson released the band’s eponymous debut studio album on May 13, 2002, and it included tracks such as The Land of Make Believe, Going All the Way, Love Is, Happy Ever After Endings, Best Friends, Is There Something I Should Know?, Greatest Love Story, and Once upon a Lifetime. Also, the album was ranked at number #43 on the UK Albums (OCC) chart.
  3. He partnered with professional ballroom dancer and model to appear as a contestant on the 11th edition of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.
  4. He made his first theatrical film appearance as Paul in the 2014 historical film, Northern Soul, starring Elliot James Langridge, , and Steve Coogan.
  5. Ashley Taylor Dawson has been one of the longest-serving cast members of Hollyoaks and also appeared as Darren Osborne in Hollyoaks Later as well as Tom’s Life.
  6. He enjoys playing various sports like football, tennis, and basketball.
  7. He is a huge supporter of Manchester United FC and at some point in his life, he wanted to make a career as a professional footballer. Ashley Taylor Dawson often plays charity football matches.
  8. He has owned a night club named Symposium in Wilmslow.

Featured Image by Ashley Taylor Dawson / Instagram


Facts of Ashley Taylor Dawson

  • full nameAshley Taylor Dawson
  • Date of Birth January 11, 1982
  • Age 39 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • weight75 kg
  • height6 ft 0¾ in

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