Date of Birth
7 December 1979, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Aaron Richard Ashmore
6' (1.83 m)
Aaron was born one minute before his twin, Shawn Ashmore, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. He is the son of homemaker Linda and manufacturing engineer Rick. When they were 10, their mother was a part of a club called the "Multiple Births Association," or as Aaron likes to call it, "The Multiple Rugrats." The support group, located in Alberta, Canada was where the twins were discovered by a talent agent. It didn't take long for the problem of rejection to arise. The twins started out in commercials, sometimes by themselves and sometimes together. When they were 12, Aaron got an offer to be in a commercial, but he fell ill on that day, and Shawn went in his brother's place. Ever since then, Shawn's career has always been 1 step in front of his brother's. Since high school, when they were routinely mixed up with one another, their talents have become a lot less identical. They have been offered different roles to play, and they are looking a lot less identical, now that they are growing older. Aaron is now more sturdily built, with a broader face and broad shoulders. He stands 6'0", which is an inch taller than Shawn, who is 5'11". To that, Shawn says, "It's shoes and hair". Aaron lives in Toronto, where he shares an apartment with Shawn.
Is twin brother to Shawn Ashmore.
Has his grandfather's initials tattooed on his wrist, as does his twin brother Shawn.
He and his brother, Shawn Ashmore, have both played popular comic book characters. Aaron played "Jimmy Olsen" on Smallville (2001) (2006) (TV), while Shawn played Bobby "Iceman" Drake in the X-Men films.
Aaron and his twin brother, Shawn Ashmore, both played a role on Smallville (2001). Shawn played "Eric Summers" aka "Leech" in an episode of the same title, Smallville: Leech (2002), and also the episode, Smallville: Asylum (2004). Aaron plays the recurring character, "Jimmy Olsen", since his debut episode, Smallville: Zod (2006).
Brother-in-law of Dana Renee Ashmore (aka Dana Wasdin).
Before he was cast as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville (2001), his identical twin brother Shawn Ashmore was considered for the same role in Superman Returns (2006). Sam Huntington was eventually cast in the film.
Shawn always gets cast as the nice guy, and I usually get the jock, the bad guy, or the jerk.
We were I think normal high school kids. We liked to have fun, liked to party. But it was always, 'Do your school work first,' that sort of thing. We had all the same friends. We took all the same classes. We were always together.