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Ashley Judd Biography

Birth Name:
Ashley Tyler Ciminella
Birth Place:
Granada Hills, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Speaks French fluently
  • Learned to kickbox for 1997's Kiss the Girls
  • Married race-car driver Dario Franchitti in December 2001 in Scotland's Skibo Castle; where Madonna wed Guy Ritchie in 2000
  • Serves as Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS, an organization devoted to AIDS prevention and treatment
  • Published her memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, in April 2011
  • Roots for University of Kentucky sports teams


  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 1993National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner