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Ashley Marie “AzMarie” Livingston (born December 28, 1986) is an American fashion model, actress, singer and DJ who rose to fame after appearing on America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion in 2012. Livingston was cast to play the role of Chicken on the Fox show Empire.
Livingston began her career as a runway model in Los Angeles and New York City. From 2009 to 2011, she appeared in many different magazines and participated in several fashion shows, including London Fashion Week and BET’s Rip the Runway.
America’s Next Top Model
In 2012, Livingston first came into the public eye as a participant in The CW program America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion. She was noted for her tattoos and androgynous look. Despite her initial strength in the competition, including two first callouts, Livingston was eliminated in the sixth episode. She placed ninth overall.
Livingston is currently a recurring character on Fox Network’s new hit show Empire as Chicken, Hakeem’s best friend and DJ. In 2009, Livingston appeared in the award-winning film Precious. In 2010, she went on to appear on the television shows The Real Housewives of New York City and The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. After her stint on Top Model, Livingston acquired a role on the gay television series, DTLA, which airs on OUTtv and Logo. Working alongside actresses Melanie Griffith and Sandra Bernhard, Livingston plays the role of Ricki, who is Griffith’s girlfriend on the show. Of her breakthrough role, Livingston says, “Being a rookie with all-stars made me a little nervous, but I don’t think I showed it.” Livingston will co-star in the romantic comedy Almost Amazing by director Justin Price (The Cloth), set for release in August 2017.
Before embarking on her own solo career, Livingston started out as an extra in several music videos, including Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” and Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life”.As of 2012, she is reportedly working on an album; her debut single “Morning Guarantee” was released in December 2012. On August 31, 2014 Livingston released her debut EP on SoundCloud titled HipPopMelodicPoetry. She is presently recording a new EP to be released in 2015. Her new single “We Hot” was released in 2015.