Ashley Williams Dodson (born November 12, 1978) known professionally as Ashley Williams is an American actress. She is best known for starring in the television series The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land and in the NBC series Good Morning Miami. Over the many years of its run, Williams played fan favorite Victoria on the hit CBS series How I Met Your Mother opposite Josh Radnor. She has starred in more than a dozen different television pilots over the years and done over 150 episodes of television in addition to television movies for The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television, and ABC Family. She's worked in studio and independent films, regional theater, Off-Broadway, and on Broadway. Williams is also a certified birth doula.