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Aubrey Peeples is an American actress who portrayed Layla Grant on country music drama Nashville from Season Two to Season Four.


Early and Personal Life

Aubrey Shea Peeples was born and raised in Lake Mary, Florida, by parents Wendy and Ashley, and has a younger sister named Ally. Growing up, Aubrey performed with the Orlando Repertory Theatre for 10 years. She graduated from Lake Mary Preparatory School, where she was valedictorian of the class of 2012. Peeples was accepted to Harvard University but deferred entry twice, the second time to accept her role on Nashville.


Peeples guest-starred in Drop Dead Diva, Burn Notice, Austin & Ally, Grey's Anatomy, and had a recurring role on Necessary Roughness. She appeared in made for television movies Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective, The Good Mother and Sharknado. She later has won major recurring role as Layla Grant, a runner-up in a reality singing competition, and rising star, in the second season of the ABC drama series Nashville. In 2014, Peeples co-starred in the crime thriller Rage opposite Nicolas Cage. Peeples was named one of the best actors under the age of twenty.

In 2014, Peeples was cast as lead character in the upcoming romantic musical fantasy comedy-drama film Jem and the Holograms, based on the 1980s television show of the same name.

On June 23, 2016, it was reported that she and Will Chase would not appear in the fifth season of Nashville when it moved to CMT. On July 7, 2016, it was confirmed that this was true.


  • Jem and the Holograms (2015)
  • Star-Crossed (2014)
  • A Conversation: Anne Frank Meets God (2014)
  • Rage (2014)
  • Nashville (2013-2016)
  • Sharknado (2013)
  • The Good Mother (2013)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2013)
  • Necessary Toughness (2011-2012)
  • Austin & Ally (2012)
  • Burn Notice (2011)
  • Charlie's Angels (2011)
  • Drop Dead Diva (2010)
  • Ace Ventura Jr.:Pet Detective (2009)
  • Heartthrob (2017)
Main Cast
Charles EstenChris CarmackClare BowenHayden PanettiereJonathan JacksonLennon StellaMaisy StellaRachel BilsonSam Palladio
Former Main Cast
Aubrey PeeplesConnie BrittonEric CloseOliver HudsonWill Chase