Ashley Judd

Inside Biography

Primetime Emmy Award-nominated American actress, Ashley Judd is active in the industry for a long decade.

She worked in several movies and TV series from where she has been nominated for several prestigious awards and won some of them as well. Moreover, she also earns an impressive net worth.

Ashley Judd's Early Life

Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, the United States under the birth sign Aries. As of April 2022, she is 54 years old. Judd is American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.

Judd is the daughter of mother Michael C. Ciminella and father Naomi Judd. Her mother was a country music singer and motivational speaker and her father was a marketing analyst.

She has a  sister Wynonna Judd who is also a country music singer. Her parents divorced in 1972. Following the divorce, she moved to Kentucky with her mother where she spent most of her childhood. 

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High School

 Regarding her academics, Judd attended Paul G. Blazer High School (Ashland, Kentucky) and Franklin High School in Tennessee.

During his school break, she tried modeling. She then joined the University of Kentucky, where she majored in French and anthropology.

TV Series of Judd

Ashley Judd made her acting debut in the 1991 television series Star Trek: The Next Generation in the character of Robin Lefler. The same year she played the role of Reed Halsey in the television drama Sisters, where she appeared in 32 episodes of the series. The series starred Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward, and Patricia Kalember.

In 1994, Judd appeared in Space Ghost Coast to Coast. She has also been featured in the TV series Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), Missing (2012), and Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013). For her performance in the TV series, Missing, she has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards. Her latest series include ABC's Twin Peaks and Berlin Station.

Awards and Achievements

Judd made her movie debut in 1992's American action comedy film Kuffs. The following year, she appeared in the movie Ruby in Paradise as Ruby Lee Gissing. She shared the screen with Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, and Dorothy Lyman.

For her performance, she was awarded several awards including Chicago Film Critics Association Award and Independent Spirit Award. Moreover, she has been nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award.

Famous Movies

In 1997, Judd portrayed the role of Dr. Kate McTiernan in the movie named Kiss the Girls which was a commercially super hit. The movie starred Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, and Tony Goldwyn. Her performance was highly appreciated and has been also nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award and Satellite Award

Judd has also appeared in the movies like Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), Double Jeopardy (1999), Someone Like You (2001), Come Early Morning (2006), Crossing Over (2009), Dolphin Tale (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Dolphin Tale 2 (2014), Big Stone Gap (2014) and The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015).

Ashley Judd's Net Worth

In 2021, Ashley Judd had an estimated net worth of $22 million and her net worth as of 2022 is $14 Million.  She earns much from her movies that made an impressive box office collection.

Her primary income source is her acting and political career. Besides, the actress is an active Instagram user with 537 thousand followers as of now. Her estimated earnings per post are $1601.25 - $2668.75 with an engagement rate of 1.36%.

Here is the list of her hit movies:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Cast Members
Heat (1995) $60 million $187.4 million 8.2 Val Kilmer, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino.
A Time to Kill (1996) $40 million $152 million 7.4 Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Double Jeopardy (1999) $40 million $177 million 6.4 Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, and Annabeth Gish
Tooth Fairy (2010) $48 million $112.5 million 5.0 Dwayne Johnson, Julie Andrews, and Stephen Merchant.
Divergent (2014) $85 million $289 million 6.8 Theo James, Shailene Woodley, and Miles Teller.

House and Property

owns a house at Leipers Fork, Tennessee. She also owns $120k worth of property in the northeastern Kentucky city of Ashland. Moreover, she is involved in several charity works. She is well known for her philanthropic activities. 

She supports several charities like Creative Coalition Defenders of Wildlife Eracism Foundation, Children's Medical Research Institute, and the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. Judd is also a worldwide spokesperson for Youth AIDS International. 


Ashley Judd is a divorcee. In the past, she was married to her racing driver husband, Dario Franchitti. The couple got engaged in 1999 after dating for months. Finally, the couple married in 2001 at Skibo Castle in a private ceremony attended by families and friends.

The pair shares no children together. In an interview, Judd told,

''it's unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.''

For some undisclosed reasons, the couple divorced in 2013. 

Affairs and Relationships

Besides, she was linked to Brady Anderson, David Duchovny, Jon Stewart, and Robert De Niro. Furthermore, she had an affair with an American country singer-songwriter and actor Lyle Lovett.  They started dating in 1991 and separated in 1992.

After her break up she was romantically linked with Michael English. In 1996 she had an affair with several guys namely Matthew McConaughey, Josh Charles, and Michael Bolton.

Sexual Misconduct

Judd accused Hollywood's famous director, Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.


As per her, Weinstein invited her to the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel where he asked her if he could give her a ma s sage or if she could watch him in the shower.

Here is the video where Ashley Judd talks about Harvey Weinstein:

Age, Body Measurement and Other Facts

  • Age = As of 2022, her age is 54.
  • Birth Sign: Aries
  • Height = Ashley Judd stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m).
  • Weight = She weighs 62kg.
  • Body Measurement = She has a slim body built with the perfect curved shaped figure. Her body measurement is 34-24-35 inches.
  • Nicknames: Ash and Sweet Pea
  • In 2002, she was ranked number 20 in FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
  • She has good bonding with actors Joey Lauren Adams and  Salma Hayek

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by Bchrome, 16 Mar, 2016

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