Lee Newton

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Lee Newton
Lee Newton.jpg
Newton at VidCon 2012
BornAshley Rose Newton
(1985-04-13) April 13, 1985 (age 28)
Oregon, United States[1]
ResidenceLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, comedian, web personality
Years active2007 (2007)–present
Notable work(s)SourceFed
Internet information
Web alias(es)Lee Newton
Web hosting service(s)YouTube
Signature phraseHello, pretty babies![2]
 
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Lee Newton
Lee Newton.jpg
Newton at VidCon 2012
BornAshley Rose Newton
(1985-04-13) April 13, 1985 (age 28)
Oregon, United States[1]
ResidenceLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, comedian, web personality
Years active2007 (2007)–present
Notable work(s)SourceFed
Internet information
Web alias(es)Lee Newton
Web hosting service(s)YouTube
Signature phraseHello, pretty babies![2]

Ashley Rose "Lee"[3] Newton[4] is an actress, comedian and Web personality. She is a full-time co-host of the YouTube news channel SourceFed, as well as a regular performer of The Gym Comedy group. Newton studied theatre in college, and is a member of The Groundlings Sunday Company.

Background[edit]

Lee Newton was raised in Yosemite Village, California, U.S.A.[5] She believes that she is "a blend of her Father's wit and sarcasm and her Mother's absolute absurdity."[6] She also has a brother and a sister. On March 2, 2012, a video was posted to her brother, Jake Newton's YouTube page of a song cover of Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'.[7] This video has over 48,360 views, (as of June, 2013).[8]

Lee was born with a congenital heart defect, which means she was born with a backwards heart, missing chambers and missing arteries.[9] She has been given 4 open heart surgeries at the ages of 13 months old, 7 years old, 13 years old and 14 years old.[6] Due to this, Newton has often said that she is an advocate of people donating organs.[10]

Newton studied theatre in college after receiving a theatre directed scholarship.[6][11]

Newton is a comedian who performs short skits and improv at the Gym Comedy Group.[12][13] Newton is also known for being an alumna of the Groundlings.[14]

Career[edit]

SourceFed[edit]

Newton, despite her theatre background, rose to fame as a full-time co-host of SourceFed, a YouTube pop culture & news channel.[15] The channel was one of the first 100 YouTube premium channels.[16] She is also seen on the SourceFedNERD channel, where she revealed that "Lee" was just a nickname and that her real first name is Ashley.[3]

In an interview with New Media Rockstars, Newton stated "I think we lucked out having a team of hosts that really got along very well and had Phil’s vision, and we’re able to piggyback on that really quickly because he has such a clear vision, and he knew exactly what he wanted and such a concise idea of what he wanted and then having four people who really like each other and who can write really well. It was just energy. It was a collaboration that really started to take off."[17] The statement was in response to the SourceFed YouTube channel reaching 500,000 subscribers. Newton has been interviewed on two occasions by New Media Rockstars, along with her SourceFed co-hosts.[17][18]

Maxim's Hot 100[edit]

On February 6, 2012, Lee Newton's fellow co-hosts, Elliott Morgan and Joe Bereta released a video to the SourceFed YouTube channel, concerning the list of Maxim's Hot 100, which is released every year.[19] Without Lee knowing, her co-hosts encouraged the viewers to vote for her as a 'write-in'. The decision to do this was the overwhelming response from other SourceFed videos; specifically AskMen's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012.[20] The feedback contained comments that thought Newton should be included in these lists. The Maxim voting website added a CAPTCHA after a flood of votes for her.[21][22] On 3 April 2012, Maxim posted a list of the most popular 'write-in' candidates, and included Lee Newton, writing that she had 'list potential'. In result, she reached #57 in Maxim's Hot 100.[23][24] The following year, Newton received a Maxim profile.[12]

Appearances outside SourceFed[edit]

Newton has made guest appearances in Toby Turner's HEELY COPS video and in The Fine Brothers' webseries MyMusic. In March 2013, Newton appeared alongside SourceFed co-host Steve Zaragoza and creator Philip DeFranco in a Taco Bell advertisement.[25] Newton appeared in an episode of the Fine Brothers's YouTubers React, alongside SourceFed co-host, Steve Zaragoza.[26] Newton, would again work with the Fine Brothers, as she joined the cast of MyMusic for its second season.[27] On the series, Newton played the character of Country, Idol's cousin. She also voices mean girl Tanya Burkowitz in stop-motion web series The Most Popular Girls in School.[28] Newton also appeared in the ninth episode of Rhett and Link's The Mythical Show, along with co-hosts Joe Bereta and Elliot Morgan.[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kid or Adult, Movie Remakes, and Murder Cover-ups! #TableTalk". SourceFedNERD. YouTube. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Newton, Lee (April 13, 2013). "Birthdays, Dinosaurs, and Dreams!!!". Lee Newton. YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Grace Helbig, Mythical Creatures, and A**hole Teachers - #TableTalk". SourceFedNERD. YouTube. June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Newton, Lee (January 15, 2013). "Lee's Q&A! First edition!". Lee Newton. YouTube. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Comment Commentary! #3". SourceFed. YouTube. February 10, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Philip DeFranco; Lee Newton (May 30, 2012). "OverPhlow May 30, 2012 ft. Lee Newton". Audioboo.fm. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ Jake Newton; Lee Newton (January 6, 2008). "Jake Newton". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ Newton, Jake (March 2, 2012). "I wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston Cover". Jake Newton. YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Newton, Lee (March 24, 2012). "Twitter / leenewtonsays: @alickzandria I was born". Twitter. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Lee Newton; Joe Bereta (May 1, 2012). "Share your Organs on Facebook!?". SourceFed. YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ Lee Newton; Elliott Morgan (March 7, 2012). "Catastrophic College Debt!". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Lee Newton". Maxim. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lee Newton "Lee Newton". Gymcomedy.com. June 3, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ About The Gym "About The Gym". Gymcomedy.com. April 9, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Divorce Rate: SourceFed Webseries Seeks To Explain Splits (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. March 21, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ Cohen, Joshua (January 26, 2012). "Is ‘SourceFed’ ‘The Daily Show’ for the YouTube Generation?". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b Manarino, Matthew (August 1, 2012). "YOUTUBE’S PHILIP DEFRANCO & SOURCEFED CAST TALK 500,000 SUBSCRIBER MILESTONE". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  18. ^ Klima, Jeff (February 28, 2013). "SOURCEFED YOUTUBE PERSONALITIES". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  19. ^ "2012 Maxim Hot 100". Maxim. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  20. ^ Lee Newton; Joe Bereta (January 31, 2012). "Top 99 Most DESIRABLE WOMEN of 2012". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Maxim Hot 100 Goes Geek". Geeks Are Sexy. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  22. ^ Maxim Staff. "UPDATE: The Most Popular 'Hot 100' Write-Ins of 2012". Maxim. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Maxim's Hot 100 : Une fenêtre sur celles qui font rêver les hommes]". Le Nouvel Observateur. May 24, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  24. ^ Byrd, Norman (May 22, 2012). "Stephen Colbert's Perfect Position On The 'Maxim Hot 100' List". Huliq. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  25. ^ Manarino, Matthew (March 7, 2013). "PHILIP DEFRANCO AND TACO BELL BRING US A NEW ERA OF CELEBRITY-DRIVEN ADVERTISING". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  26. ^ "YouTubers React to Don't Hug Me I'm Scared". The Fine Brothers. YouTube. May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  27. ^ Manarino, Matthew (May 13, 2013). "THE FINE BROTHERS GREEN-LIGHT SEASON 2 OF ‘MYMUSIC’ YOUTUBE SERIES, LATE SUMMER PREMIERE EXPECTED". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  28. ^ "The Making of Season 2 | The Most Popular Girls in School". TheMostPopularGirls. YouTube. July 2, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  29. ^ "The Mythical Show Ep 9 (Sourcefed, Frontier Wok & Goorgen)". The Mythical Show (YouTube). June 20, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 

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