Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby III known famously as Linden Ashby for short born on May 23, 1960 is an American actor and director.
On television, he portrayed Brett Cooper on the final two seasons of the Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1997-1999) and Sheriff Noah Stilinski on all six seasons of the MTV supernatural drama Teen Wolf (2011-2017).
He is also known for portraying Johny Cage in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat, an adaptation of the video game franchise of the same name.
Ashby was born in Atlantic Beach, Florida, the son of Eleanor Johnson, a civic organiser, and Clarence Linden Garnett Ashby Jr., a pharmaceuticals manufacturer.
Ashby graduated from. The Bolles School, a private school located I’m Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, but dropped out his junior year to pursue an acting career.
Ashby studied acting at Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.