Ashley Judd

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

19th April, 1968




1st January, 1970



Ashley Judd (born Ashley Tyler Ciminella 19.04.68)
Ashley Judd is a Primetime Emmy Nominated Actress and political activist, best known for her work in 'Heat' (1995) and 'Divergent' (2014).

Net Worth: In 2011, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Ashley Judd had a net worth of 22 million USD.

Childhood: Ashley Judd was born in was born to Naomi Judd and Michael Charles Ciminella in Granada Hills, California. Judd's parents divorced in 1972, and Ashely moved with her mother to Kentucky. Judd studied at 13 schools before attending college. She studied French at the University of Kentucky before driving to Hollywood and studied under Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West.

Career: In 1991, Judd appeared in two episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. Between 1991 and 1994, she appeared in the NBC series, 'Sisters' as a recurring character. In 1992, Judd made her début film performance in the movie, 'Kuffs' with Christian Slater. Her starring role came in 1993, with the release of 'Ruby in Paradise'. This performance led to her casting in 'Natural Born Killers', although all of her scenes were cut for the theatrical release. She appeared in multiple films throughout the rest of the 1990s, each achieving modest success. Her movies in the early 2000s failed to perform as well, and suffered from low box office figures. In 2004, Judd earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the biopic about Cole Porter, 'De-Lovely'. She also starred in 'Twisted' in the same year - the worst reviewed film of the year, which brought in 10 million USD less than its budget. In 2012, Judd appeared in the ABC series 'Missing'. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. The series was not renewed for a second series, due to low ratings.

Personal Life: In 1999, Judd was engaged to Scottish racing driver, Dario Franchitti, and the couple were married in 2001. Judd refused to have children, stating that "it's unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries" in an interview with the Sunday Mail. The couple were divorced in 2013.

Ashley Judd on the red carpet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This year's winner of Best Picture was 'The Shape of Water', with director Guillermo del Toro winning Best Achievement in Directing - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018

Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among this year's Golden Globe winners were 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Big Little Lies' - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 8th January 2018

Ashley Judd Details Sexual Harassment Encounter With Harvey Weinstein

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 October 2017

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Judd has detailed how she once offered a "deal" to Harvey Weinstein to escape his sexual advances.

Three weeks after she was the first woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein as part of the explosive New York Times investigation, Hollywood star Ashley Judd has revealed how she fled from the mogul’s sexual advances by offering him a deal.

Appearing on ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday (October 26th), the 49 year old star told of the alleged incident over two decades ago when she was an up-and-coming star, and said her strategy to fend him off was “brilliant”.

Judd told the ABC show that Weinstein instructed her to come to a private room, under the pretence of discussing a movie deal. However, he then proceeded to make sexual advances at her.

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BAFTA Suspends Harvey Weinstein's Membership

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 October 2017

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In the wake of the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct being levelled at Weinstein, BAFTA has announced that it has suspended his membership.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has taken the step of suspending Harvey Weinstein’s membership, in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the movie mogul going back decades.

High-profile female stars have come forward in recent days alleging instances where Weinstein acted inappropriately toward them, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow, following an explosive expose piece in the New York Times last Thursday (October 5th) late last week. A report in the New Yorker this week also detailed testimony from three other actresses, all alleging historical cases of sexual harassment.

Making the move via a press release on Wednesday (October 11th), BAFTA said that while they have “previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein's support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA's values."

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Harvey Weinstein Denies Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claims

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 October 2017

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He apologises for his past behaviour but says he never 'laid a glove' on her.

A shocking accusation has emerged against film producer Harvey Weinstein, as Ashley Judd allegedly makes claims that she was sexually harassed by him twenty years ago. A handful of other woman, from temporary employees to former assistants, have also come forward with similar allegations.

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In an interview with the New York Times, Ashley Judd spoke of an incident at a Beverly Hills hotel where she was invited up to his room and subsequently offered a massage by him as he stood in a bath robe. She also claims that he suggested she watch him shower.

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Don't Call Me Sweetheart: Ashley Judd Shames Sexist Airport Worker

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 10 August 2017

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The actress complains after inappropriate exchange with a male member of staff.

We might be living in a modern world where bigotry of all kinds is hugely frowned upon, but you'd be amazed at the kind of casually sexist attitudes women have to experience in their day-to-day lives. Ashley Judd has called out one such occasion after visiting an airport recently.

Image caption Ashley Judd at the CFDA Fashion Awards

The 49-year-old 'Twin Peaks' actress ranted about the attitude of a certain member of airport staff in a Facebook live video, who referred to her as 'sweetheart' twice, commented on her appearance and even touched her (though she didn't say how or where).

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Big Stone Gap - Trailer

In the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia lies a blue-collar coal-mining town called Big Stone Gap, full of hard-workers and morally upstanding citizens. Ave Maria Mulligan isn't getting any younger, but she's no qualms about living life as a spinster while working at the local pharmacy. She has plenty of friends and more than enough stability, but all that's about to change with the death of her mother. She discovers secrets she never knew about her family, including the truth about her Italian father who she's determined to travel to Europe to visit. Then out of nowhere her only love interest wants to marry her, but she's not sure if she's ready for that. This woman has enough on her plate to keep her busy, but she's really got to think about what she wants from her life now.

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Insurgent Review

By Rich Cline

Very Good

A sharp improvement on the original, this second entry in The Divergent Series has a much stronger sense of its premise and characters, which makes it much more exciting to watch. Where Divergent felt gimmicky and a bit shallow, this chapter pushes the characters much deeper, giving the actors a chance to bring them more engagingly to life, which makes the odd set-up more involving as well.

It picks up immediately where the first film ended, with Tris (Shailene Woodley) escaping from post-apocalyptic, segmented-society Chicago with her boyfriend Four (Theo James), her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and their shifty cohort Peter (Miles Teller). Hiding out in the Amity agricultural community, they know that Erudite leader Janine (Kate Winslet) has sent her goons (Jai Courtney and Mekhi Phifer) to find them. Actually, she needs a divergent to open an artefact from the pre-war days so she can rid Chicago of pesky divergents forever. When their location is discovered, Tris and pals head back into the city, teaming up with factionless leader Joanna (Naomi Watts) and getting help from the head of Candor (Daniel Dae Kim) before going to Erudite to face Janine.

The story has a strong push to it, driving these rebels ever closer to a confrontation with their nasty nemesis, and their journey is fraught with surprise wrinkles, vicious battles and some mind-bending imagery. In fact, there are so many dreams, flashbacks and computer simulations that it's not always clear if what's on screen is actually happening or not. But it all looks so cool that we hang on to discover where it'll go next, so the two hours passes briskly, and sometimes breathlessly. The film looks terrific, as director Robert Schwentke keeps the focus on the characters while creating some amazing effects around them, especially in the simulation sequences.

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Ashley Judd Promises To Fight Back Against Twitter Trolls

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 18 March 2015

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The 'Insurgent' actress received a barrage of abuse after tweeting during a basketball game over the weekend, as has vowed to seek legal redress against those responsible.

Ashley Judd has declared war on Twitter trolls by vowing to press charges against those who recently subjected her to a barrage of abuse over a basketball game.

The 46 year old actress is a big University of Kentucky Wildcats fan, having studied for a French degree there, and received a series of explicit and violent threats after she tweeted that the team’s opponent University of Arkansas was “playing dirty” on Sunday. Speaking to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on Monday (March 16), she stated simply “I am pressing charges”.

Image caption Ashley Judd has vowed to take on her abusers on Twitter

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Emotional Sea Mammal Fans Ahoy - Dolphin Tale 2 Trailer Is Here [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 April 2014

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Watch the emotional trailer below

Don’t expect anything new from the trailer for Dolphin Tale 2, but expect some heart-warming music, cute kids crying about animals, proud and determined parents and – of course – some plucky dolphins surviving against all odds. This family adventure is back for another round of dolphin tales, which are – again – based on a true story.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Harry Connick Jr and Morgan Freeman in Dolphil Tale 2

Winter the dolphin had his life-saved by Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman) back in 2011. But now his elderly surrogate mother Panama has passed away, the determined non-fish needs a companion in order to comply with USDA regulations.

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Dolphin Tale 2 Trailer

'Dolphin Tale' saw Sawyer Nelson and Dr. Clay Haskett save the life of a beached dolphin named Winter who was so badly injured, she needed a special prosthetic fin fitted in order to survive. She was thus housed in the Clearwater Marine Hospital with a motherly dolphin named Panama. However, following Panama's tragic passing, Winter's future could look very lonely indeed unless the staff at the hospital can find her a new friend to share her life with; an action that is stringently required lest she is moved to another aquarium. That's where Hope comes in; an incredibly tiny dolphin who the Clearwater staff have shipped over to join Winter. The question is, is Winter's heartbreak over Panama's death too much to deal with in spite of new company?

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Divergent Review

By Rich Cline


Teens tackle yet another dystopian future in this well-made but derivative franchise-launcher. Filmmaker Neil Burger is more interested in whizzy visuals and a thorny plot to pay much attention to the characters or larger underlying themes, which leaves the film feeling eerily superficial. So while the film is relatively entertaining, it ultimately feels rather pointless.

The story's set after a war has reduced Chicago to a walled-in enclave of people divided into five stabilising factions: charitable Abnegation, peaceful Amity, honest Candor, defending Dauntless and brainy Erudite. Tris (Shailene Woodley) was born to parents (Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn) who are leaders in Abnegation, but when time comes for her to select her own path she discovers that she's Divergent, a cross-faction state that threatens those in power. So she chooses to join Dauntless, entering intense physical training under the tutelage of sexy hunk Four (Theo James) and harsh hunk Eric (Jai Courtney). then Dauntless' soldiers get caught up in a power struggle as Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) plots to take governmental responsibilities from Abnegation.

All of this scene-setting takes about half of the film's running time, and it's frankly not very exciting. Burger makes sure it looks fantastic, with seamless visual effects, impressive stunt work and flashy action sequences, but the character drama takes longer to kick off. And there's also the problem that it essentially feels like a cross between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter as an unusually gifted teen takes on a controlling society.

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Ashley Judd - Ashley Judd and Simone Monasebian Wednesday 14th March 2012 Ashley Judd at her Book Signing and Conversation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Ashley Judd Saturday 10th October 2009 Ashley Judd watches her husband compete in the Firestone Indy 300 at the Homestead Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida

Ashley Judd Wednesday 24th September 2008 The Clinton Global Initiative afterparty at the MOMA - arrivals New York City, USA