Ashley Judd has inherited beauty, brains and talent, and her own unique rural-urban sophistication. She was born on April 19, 1968 in Granada Hills, California. She is daughter of an Italian American marketing analyst for the horseracing industry Michael Ciminella, Jr. and Naomi Judd a great music singer.
She has a half sister Wynonna Judd who is also a well known singer. Her mother was a nurse at the time of her birth and later in 1970s she became a singer with elder daughter. In 1972 her parents were saperated and after that in 1974 her mother took her back to her own native Kentucky.
Ashley Judd started acting on television and appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also played the daughter of Swoosie Kurtz's character on three of the six seasons of the NBC drama, Sisters. She also has a role in 1993's Natural Born killers.
Judd gained further critical acclaim for her role in 1995's Smoke and Heat. By the end of 1990 she appeared in several thrillers such as Kiss the Girls in 1997 and 1999's Double Jeopardy. 2001's Someone Like You and 2002's High Crimes were her movies of her early 2000s films.
In 1990 Ashley Judd was dated with athlete Brady Anderson, singers Lyle Lovett and Michael Bolton, and actors Matthew McConaughey and Robert DeNiro. Also in 1999 she was engaged with Scottish Indy Racing League driver, Dario Franchitti. They were married on December 12 2001 at Skibo Castle, near Dornoch, Scotland.
Some interesting facts related to Ashley Judd
She is a vegetarian.
She attended 12 schools in 13 years.
She is an etymologist
Fluent in French
Hobbies: rock climbing, running, mountain hiking
Fan of the University of Kentucky basketball team
Bakes chocolate chip cookies as a means to relieve stress
Good friendship with Salma Hayek
Dated: Robert De Niro, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Bolton
Below are her highest Salaries:
Someone Like You (2001): $4,000,000
Eye of the Beholder (1999): $1,000,000
Kiss the Girls (1997): $450,000
Ashley Judd's filmography as Actress
Year Movie Name Role
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Young Vivi
2002 High Crimes Claire Kubik
2002 Frida Tina Modotti
2001 Someone Like You Jane Goodale
2001 73rd Annual Academy Awards Presenter
2000 Ryan Interview, The Fredricka Rose
2000 Where the Heart Is Lexie Coop
1999 Our Friend, Martin Mrs. Dale
1999 Double Jeopardy Elizabeth 'Libby/Lib' Parsons
1999 Eye of the Beholder Joanna Eris
1998 Simon Birch Rebecca Wenteworth
1997 Kiss the Girls Dr. Kate McTiernan
1997 Locusts, The Kitty
1996 Normal Life Pam Anderson
1996 Time to Kill, A Carla Brigance
1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn Norma Jean Dougherty
1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Narration
1995 Passion of Darkly Noon, The Callie
1995 Heat Charlene Shiherlis
1995 Smoke Felicity
1994 Natural Born Killers Grace Mulberry
1993 Ruby in Paradise Ruby Lee Gissing
1992 Till Death Us Do Part Gwen Fox
1992 Kuffs Wife of Paint Store Owner
1991 Sisters Reed Lyn Halsey Philby
Ashley Judd's Notable TV Guest Appearances
Year TV Programme
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
Ashley Judd - Quotes
I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
Both my husband and I give a lot of ourselves in what we do because that is our public lives; but in my private life, I have an intrinsic right to be left alone.
A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it. So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town.
And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan - I am just the most notorious one.
And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around.
And then all of a sudden, it was time for me to shoot the singing stuff and I just lacked confidence, so those were not my favorite days.
But I grew up with a vocal genius in my house. And then I married someone with a very elite, very different kind of gift.
Everything I've done has been personally fun, important, and meaningful to me.
I bake so much at home, so I try to eat junk every other day. It's kinda my thing.
I can't think of anything I want and need that I don't already have but at the same time, I'm not sated.
I did a lot of hiking and I loved it.
I enjoy other things too, but yoga is the fastest and most complete way to get fit, and there are so many beautiful instructors out there.
I get lonely when I'm a Playstation widow.
I have a lot of variety within me, and the dream role, I think, is actually a compilation of parts that express different aspects of my persona and personal interests.
I think that my peace of mind and my solitude are greatly enhanced by being at home.
I just think that you have to be very protective of your own world. The self can be very inundated and if you're porous, it can become problematic.
I think it's easy for me to connect to some people, and I don't know if that's the same thing as falling in love whereas before, I might have said it was.
I think that being perceptive and having interests is nothing but an asset.
It's funny, though, because when I first started going to races after we met, I was extremely nervous. It's like being backstage and hoping you don't trip over something or break an amp or accidentally speak into a live microphone, so I was really hesitant.
My house is the destination in our family. We still do some things in Mom and Pop's kitchen but overwhelmingly at my house.
I've been devoted to Alison Krauss for many, many years.
Regardless, we are a two career household, and it's Dario's season, and I'm really excited about going racing.
Ruby in Paradise and the intensity and quality that I was able to experience on Smoke were equally as important to me as working on this movie every day for three-and-a-half months.
Nicknames: Ashley Judd
Birth Date: April 19, 1968
Birth Place: Los Angeles California
Education: University of Kentucky (majored in French; graduated)
Playhouse West School and Theater Company Los Angeles CA
Claim to fame: as Kate McTiernan in Kiss the Girls (1997)
Contact Information :
P.O. Box 680339
Franklin TN 37068
\"I can\'t think of anything I want and need that I don\'t already have but at the same time, I\'m not sated...\"
- Ashley Judd.
Ashley Judd is an American actress and best known for her leading roles in series of 1990s and 2000s thrillers, such as Double Jeopardy, High Crimes, and Kiss the Girls. She gained attention of audience when she was appeared in an independent film Ruby in Paradise.
Ashley Judd also starred in various action dramas such as Heat (1995) with Robert DeNiro, A Time to Kill (1996) with Sandra Bullock and Double Jeopardy (1999) with Tommy Lee Jones, etc. Ashley was able to play both a teenager and a thirty year old in the role of Vivian Vivi Walker. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002).
She was nominated for Razzie Award as Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Twisted. Also Ashley Judd performed Pamela Anderson\'s role in Home Improvement. Later she was appeared in Matt William\'s Where the Heart Is (2000). Her character in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) made many fans for her. She had done two episodes of it and her photo is there on the Star Trek book End Game.
Ashley Judd was voted as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World and named as one of the \"25 Most Intriguing People\" by People magazine. Also ranked #20 in FHM Magazine\'s 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2002).
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