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Ashley Judd is an acclaimed Golden Globe nominated American actresses

InformationDetail
BirthdayApril 19, 1968
NationalityAmerican
FamousPhilanthropists, Democrats, Activists, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
IdeologiesDemocrats
SpousesDario Franchitti (m. 2001–13)
Birth PlaceGranada Hills, California
Height170
GenderFemale
FatherMichael Charles Ciminella
MotherNaomi Judd
Net Worth$22 million as of Jul 7,2016
Sun SignAries
Born inGranada Hills, California
Famous asActress and Activist

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Who is Ashley Judd?

Golden Globe nominated American actress, Ashley Judd has acted in more than 20 films and is known for her devotion to humanitarian work. She was voted as one of the '25 Most Intriguing People' by ‘People' magazine and was also ranked at number 20 on the 'FHM’ magazine’s list of 'Sexiest Women in the World'. Some of her well-known movies include, 'Ruby in Paradise', 'Natural Born Killers', 'Norma Jean & Marilyn', 'Kiss the Girls', 'Double Jeopardy', 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood', 'Crossing Over' and 'Tooth Fairy'. She was also seen in the Emmy Award nominated mystery thriller series, 'Missing'. With a net worth of $22 million, Judd has established herself as one of the most leading actresses in Hollywood. She has also come out with her autobiographical book, ‘All That is Bitter & Sweet', chronicled from her childhood to adulthood. With a film career that has lasted more than 15 years, Judd has managed to make her mark as a powerful performer, versatile actress and most importantly a passionate and devoted humanitarian.

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Childhood & Early Life

She was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Her parents are Michael Charles Ciminella, a marketing analyst and Naomi Judd, a country music singer.

After her parents divorced in 1972, she was raised by her mother in Kentucky, where he spent much of her childhood. She also lived for a brief period in Marin County, California.

She went to many schools because her family kept moving. She attended about 13 schools including, Sayre School, Paul G. Blazer High School and Franklin High School.

She enrolled at the University of Kentucky, where she studied French, art history, anthropology, theatre and women’s studies. She went to France to major in French.

Career

In 1993, she got her breakthrough role in the film, ‘Ruby in Paradise', which was directed by Victor Nunez. In the film, she played the title role of 'Ruby Lee Gissing'.

In 1995, she played the role of 'Charlene Shiherlis' in the Michael Mann crime film, ‘Heat’. The same year, she was seen in the films 'Smoke' and 'The Passion of Darkly Noon'.

In 1996, she played the title role as ‘Norma Jean' in the film, 'Norma Jean & Marilyn'. Subsequently, she also acted in the American crime drama film, 'Normal Life'.

In 1997, she was seen in the American crime thriller film, ‘Kiss the Girls', which was based on the novel of the same name. The same year, she also played the role of ‘Kitty’ in the film, ‘The Locusts'.

In 1998, she played the role of 'Rebecca Wenteworth' in the film 'Simon Birch'. The following year, she was seen in the films 'Double Jeopardy' and 'Eye of the Beholder'.

In 2000, she was seen in the drama romance film, 'Where the Heart Is', which was directed by Matt Williams. The next year, she was seen in the film, ‘Someone Like You'.

In 2002, she acted in the biographical film, ‘Frida’, in which she played the role of ‘Tina Modotti'. The same year, she was seen in the films, 'High Crimes' and 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'.

In 2004, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as 'Linda Porter' in the biographical film, 'De-Lovely'. The same year, she also played the role of 'Jessica Shepard' in the film 'Twisted'.

In 2006, she was seen in the film,'Come Early Morning'. She was subsequently seen in the films, 'Bug', 'India's Hidden Plague', 'Helen’, 'Tooth Fairy' and 'Crossing Over'.

In 2011, she played the role of 'Lorraine Nelson' in the family drama film, 'Dolphin Tale'. The same year, she also appeared in the Rob Minkoff film, 'Flypaper’.

From 2012, he starred in the mystery thriller TV series, ‘Missing’, which was created by Gregory Poirier. She played the role of 'Rebecca BeccaWinstone' in the series.

In 2013, she played the role of 'First Lady Margaret Asher' in the American action thriller film, 'Olympus Has Fallen', which was directed by Antoine Fuqua. Her upcoming films include, 'Big Stone Gap', ' Divergent' and 'Dolphin Tale 2'.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000, she received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the category of 'Favourite Actress - Suspense' for the film, ' Double Jeopardy'.

In 2009, she received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 2001, she married racer Dario Franchitti. They got divorced in 2013.

Around 2007, she stayed at the Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, after she suffered from bouts of depression, sleeplessness and co-dependency.

In 2008, she supported Barack Obama in his Presidential campaign.

In 2010, she obtained a masters degree in public administration, mid-career, from the Kennedy School of Government.

In 2011, she came out with her autobiographical book, ‘All That Is Bitter and Sweet'.

She is involved in a lot of humanitarian work. She is an ambassador for YouthAIDS, a prevention program under Population Services International.

In 2011, she became a part of the Leadership Council of the International Center for Research on Women. She has also worked and supported many charities and foundations.

She is a self-proclaimed feminist.

Trivia

This acclaimed Golden Globe nominated American actresses changed 12 schools in 13 years, before she attended college.

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Ashley Judd biography timelines

  • // 19th Apr 1968
    She was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Her parents are Michael Charles Ciminella, a marketing analyst and Naomi Judd, a country music singer.
  • // 1972
    After her parents divorced in 1972, she was raised by her mother in Kentucky, where he spent much of her childhood. She also lived for a brief period in Marin County, California.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, she got her breakthrough role in the film, ‘Ruby in Paradise', which was directed by Victor Nunez. In the film, she played the title role of 'Ruby Lee Gissing'.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, she played the role of 'Charlene Shiherlis' in the Michael Mann crime film, ‘Heat’. The same year, she was seen in the films 'Smoke' and 'The Passion of Darkly Noon'.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she played the title role as ‘Norma Jean' in the film, 'Norma Jean & Marilyn'. Subsequently, she also acted in the American crime drama film, 'Normal Life'.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she was seen in the American crime thriller film, ‘Kiss the Girls', which was based on the novel of the same name. The same year, she also played the role of ‘Kitty’ in the film, ‘The Locusts'.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she played the role of 'Rebecca Wenteworth' in the film 'Simon Birch'. The following year, she was seen in the films 'Double Jeopardy' and 'Eye of the Beholder'.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she was seen in the drama romance film, 'Where the Heart Is', which was directed by Matt Williams. The next year, she was seen in the film, ‘Someone Like You'.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the category of 'Favourite Actress - Suspense' for the film, ' Double Jeopardy'.
  • // 2001 To 2013
    In 2001, she married racer Dario Franchitti. They got divorced in 2013.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, she acted in the biographical film, ‘Frida’, in which she played the role of ‘Tina Modotti'. The same year, she was seen in the films, 'High Crimes' and 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as 'Linda Porter' in the biographical film, 'De-Lovely'. The same year, she also played the role of 'Jessica Shepard' in the film 'Twisted'.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she was seen in the film,'Come Early Morning'. She was subsequently seen in the films, 'Bug', 'India's Hidden Plague', 'Helen’, 'Tooth Fairy' and 'Crossing Over'.
  • // 2007
    Around 2007, she stayed at the Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, after she suffered from bouts of depression, sleeplessness and co-dependency.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she supported Barack Obama in his Presidential campaign.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she obtained a masters degree in public administration, mid-career, from the Kennedy School of Government.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she played the role of 'Lorraine Nelson' in the family drama film, 'Dolphin Tale'. The same year, she also appeared in the Rob Minkoff film, 'Flypaper’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she came out with her autobiographical book, ‘All That Is Bitter and Sweet'.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she became a part of the Leadership Council of the International Center for Research on Women. She has also worked and supported many charities and foundations.
  • // 2012
    From 2012, he starred in the mystery thriller TV series, ‘Missing’, which was created by Gregory Poirier. She played the role of 'Rebecca BeccaWinstone' in the series.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she played the role of 'First Lady Margaret Asher' in the American action thriller film, 'Olympus Has Fallen', which was directed by Antoine Fuqua. Her upcoming films include, 'Big Stone Gap', ' Divergent' and 'Dolphin Tale 2'.

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Ashley Judd's FAQ

  • What is Ashley Judd birthday?

    Ashley Judd was born at 1968-04-19

  • Where is Ashley Judd's birth place?

    Ashley Judd was born in Granada Hills, California

  • What is Ashley Judd nationalities?

    Ashley Judd's nationalities is American

  • What is Ashley Judd ideologies?

    Ashley Judd's ideologies is Democrats

  • Who is Ashley Judd spouses?

    Ashley Judd's spouses is Dario Franchitti (m. 2001–13)

  • How tall is Ashley Judd?

    Ashley Judd's height is 170

  • Who is Ashley Judd's father?

    Ashley Judd's father is Michael Charles Ciminella

  • Who is Ashley Judd's mother?

    Ashley Judd's mother is Naomi Judd

  • What is Ashley Judd's sun sign?

    Ashley Judd is Aries

  • How famous is Ashley Judd?

    Ashley Judd is famouse as Actress and Activist