Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is an American actress, political activist and a humanitarian. She has starred in almost 30-35 movies and a dozen of TV shows in a time span of 20 years. She was the leading actress in many movies like Ruby in Paradise , Norma Jean & Marilyn , Kiss the Girls , Double Jeopardy , Where the Heart Is ,High Crimes , De-Lovely , Bug , Dolphin Tale , Divergent , Dolphin Tale 2 , and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Personal life

She was born on 19th April 1968 in Granada hills in California. Her father, whose name was Michael Ciminella was an ardent sports broadcasting producer but left to heavenly abode in 1972 when Judd was just 4 years old. Naomi Judd, her mother was a famous songwriter, country music singer and actress. She is the reason Ashley is in the show biz. Ashley Judd also has a sister Wynonna Judd who is also a country music singer.

She has a master’s degree in Public administration from the very prestigious Harvard. She also hold a major in French. Moreover, she wishes to do her doctorate in UC Berkeley.

Her love life has been making news since the very start of her career. There were rumours of her dating David Duchovny, Robert Di Nero, Jon Stewart andBrandy Anderson . She has had an affair with an American actor and country music songwriter Lyle Lovett. She was also romantically involved with Michael English. There were news of her dating three guys namely Michael Bolton, Josh Charles and Matthew McConaughey

She dated Dario Franchitti in 1988 and got married to him in 2001. In 2013, many minor tiffs resulted in their separation after 12 long years of marriage.

Career

Her big-screen debut took place in the year 1993 wherein she was the lead character in Ruby in Paradise, which won accolades at the Sundance Film Festival. She got critical acclaimation for herperformances in Smoke (1995), Heat (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996), starring Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson.

Her work in television also received a lot of appreciation. She also appeared in Star Trek: the next generation, Sisters, Berlin Stage and Twin peaks. She was nominated in numerous prestigious awards like Golden Globe Awards, MTV movie award and Primetime Emmy awards. Her net worth is around 22 million dollars. Her biography does not only include films and television series but also her being a good samaritan.

Her work as a humanitarian has been grabbing headlines. She has worked in the support of HIV/AIDS through YouthAIDS. She has been a speaker and counsellor for the same. She also supports various charities and communities like

  • Five & Alive
  • Children's Medical Research Institute
  • YouthAIDS
  • Listen Campaign
  • Creative Coalition
  • Women for Women International
  • Equality Now
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Jeans for Genes
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Malaria No More
  • Eracism Foundation
  • San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Malaria No More
  • Population Services International
  • SixDegrees.org
  • Equality Now
  • Jeans for Genes

She was in the support of Barack Obama’s presidential elections and firmly supports the Democratic Party.