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.
Biography by Contactmusic.com