Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

Movie Actress

Ashley Judd is an American actress. She grew up in a family of performing artists: she is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of country music singer Wynonna Judd.

Full Name
Apr 19, 1968
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. Her zodiac sign is Aries and her ethnicity is Scottish-Irish. Ashley has six siblings and grew up in a family of devout Christians. She attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in French.

Judd began acting at a young age, appearing in several television series throughout the 1990s. She made her film debut in 1993's "Ruby in Paradise" and soon rose to prominence as an actress. In 1995, she appeared in the box-office hit "Smoke" and went on to appear in numerous other films throughout the decade, including "Kiss the Girls," "Double Jeopardy," and "High Crimes." 

In 2001, Judd starred opposite Morgan Freeman in the box office hit "Along Came a Spider" and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for her performance. The same year she also starred opposite Robert Redford in the period drama "The Last Castle" and had a supporting role opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Sweet Home Alabama." In 2004, Judd co-starred alongside Bruce Willis in the action thriller "Twisted" and then again with Willis in 2005's "Derailed." She went on to star opposite Andy Garcia in 2006's romantic comedy "Crossing Over" before taking a break from acting to focus on humanitarian work. 

Judd returned to acting full time by 2010, appearing alongside Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, and Topher Grace that year's ensemble dramedy "New Year's Eve." Since then she has gone on to star in several critically acclaimed dramas such as 2014's "Dolphin Tale 2," 2015's psychological thriller “Insurgent” and 2018’s “A Dog’s Way Home.”

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ashley Judd is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 19, 1968, Ashley Judd was born in Granada Hills, California. She is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Movie Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley makes her movie debut in the film Kuffs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Role in Heat</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley stars in the hit movie Heat alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Golden Globe Nomination for Double Jeopardy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley receives a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the movie Double Jeopardy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Publishes Memoir</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley publishes her memoir All That Is Bitter and Sweet.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class"=timeline-text">Ashley is nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in "Missing."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Clio Image Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ashley receives the Clio Image Award from the Clio Awards for her work with the Global Health Corps.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspirational Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ashley Judd is a powerful advocate for women's rights. She’s spoken out against sexism and gender inequality, and she’s been involved in various charitable organizations. Her work has inspired many people to stand up for what they believe in.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ashley Judd is an extremely talented actress. She has starred in numerous films, television shows, and plays. She is able to portray a variety of characters and brings her own unique style to each role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's A Fashion Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ashley Judd has always been known for her iconic fashion sense. From her classic red carpet looks to her street style, Ashley knows how to rock any look she puts on. She often experiments with different styles and trends, making her a true fashion icon.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Graduate of Harvard</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Judd was the first female graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to pursue acting. She graduated in 2010 with a Master of Public Administration degree.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Modeling at 13</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Judd started modeling when she was just 13 years old and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue her acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Spokesperson for Many Charities</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Judd is a spokesperson for many charities, including YouthAIDS and the American Civil Liberties Union.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was an Activist Before Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Ashley Judd was a political activist. She worked on campaigns for Al Gore and John Kerry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Written Two Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ashley Judd has written two books, "All That Is Bitter and Sweet" which tells her life story and "The Female Brain", which discusses gender equality.</p></div>


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