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Ashley Tyler Judd was born on 19 April 1968 to country and western singer Naomi Watts, and marketer Michael Ciminella. Things weren't always so peachy for the youngest Judd, living in several rundown Kentucky homes with her dirt-poor family. Even without the comforts of what can be considered the bare necessities, such as running water, electricity, or a telephone, the Judd girls (they were three sister) still found ways to keep themselves entertained. While Wynonna and her mother sang on the front porch, Ashley would immerse herself in books, acting out the different characters in the stories. Ashley attended 12 schools in 13 years, until her sister and mother made it big in the country music industry.

Judd went on to attend the University of Kentucky, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1990 with a degree in French. Judd, blessed with an outgoing, forthright nature, was able to secure an agent on her first try and, in 1987, won a part on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

She went on to do more TV, landing a recurring role as Swoosie Kurtz's daughter on Sisters in 1991, she stayed with the show until 1994. The following year, she made her film debut with a small part in Kuffs. The very next year, she landed the title role in Ruby in Paradise, 1993, for which she received a New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Actress and a Sundance Film Festival Independent Spirit award.

Since Kuffs Ashley has turned out at least one movie every year, including the acclaimed crime movie Heat, alongside Robert De Niro, whom she dated. Following Heat came A Time To Kill, a drama set in a racist Southern town that earned actor Matthew McConaughey an Oscar nomination. Her two biggest roles to date have been in the crime thrillers Kiss The Girls, 1997 and Double Jeopardy 1999.

Then came Judd's Emmy nominated performance, not as merely the wife of a big time actor - she played the young legendary Marilyn in the 1996 HBO biography Norma Jean and Marilyn.

Judd switched gears in 2000, starring as a friend and mentor to a pregnant 17-year-old (Natalie Portman) in Where the Heart Is.

Naomi Judd says that the men swarmed towards her daughter when she was growing up, which is not hard to believe for a woman with such natural beauty, country girl charm, intelligence and incredible appeal. Recently married to Scottish race-car driver Dario Franchitti, Judd has been romantically involved with Robert De Niro (who worked with her in Heat), Matthew McConaughey and Michael Bolton.

It's obvious that Ashley Judd has made it big on her own, not needing the last name Judd to increase her profile or acclaim as an actress. She is a vegetarian and her hobbies include running, rock climbing, mountain hiking

On her personal front, she publicly announced her engagement to racer Dario Franchitti in December 1999 and married on 12th December 2001. Judd inherited beauty, brains and talent, and her own unique rural-urban sophistication and all this has taken this rags-to-riches fairy-tale heroine to the heights of the acting profession.

Not many know that she could have had Pamela Anderson's role on Home Improvement, 1991, but wanted to concentrate on making it in the movies instead. She later starred in Where the Heart Is, 2000, which was directed by Matt Williams (II), the producer who wanted her on the sitcom.

She is a self-proclaimed feminist and an etymologist. Ashley Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.

Turned down a larger role in Kuffs (1992) because she was asked to do nude scenes. She responded, "My mother worked too hard for me to take my clothes off in my first movie."

Hobbies: running, rock climbing, mountain hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking

She attended 12 schools in 13 years before college. She was a sister of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Kentucky, where she majored in French and minored in cultural anthropology, art history, theater, and women's studies. She left a few credits shy of graduating in 1990, when she decided to drive cross-country to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.

Mother and sister are country singers Naomi Judd & Wynonna Judd. She once worked cleaning her mom's and sister's tour bus for $10 a day.

Her father, Michael Ciminella, a marketing specialist in the horseracing industry, divorced Naomi Judd in 1972.

Was named one of "The 50 Most Beautful People In The World" by People Magazine. (1996, 2000 & 2002)

Known to be a avid fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, once not showering because she felt it would jinx them. For a cheerleading scene in her movie Someone Like You... (2001), she uses the Wildcats' cheerleaders' cheer routine, and thanks them in the credits.

Her mother, Naomi Judd, has publicly objected to many of Ashley's movies because they contain either profanity, nudity, sex, or violence.

Was named after Ashland, Kentucky, and is an eighth-generation Kentuckian

Replaced Jodie Foster for the lead in Double Jeopardy (1999).

Is fluent in French.

Could have had Pamela Anderson's role on "Home Improvement" (1991), but wanted to concentrate on making it in the movies instead. She later starred in Where the Heart Is (2000), which was directed by Matt Williams, the producer who wanted her on the sitcom.

She had a role in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994), but it was left on the cutting room floor.

Fractured her right ankle when she was thrown from a horse's saddle in Franklin, Tennessee. She was hospitalized for two days. [23 November 1993]

Named one of the "25 Most Intriguing People" by People magazine. [1999]

A self-proclaimed feminist

She is an etymologist

Ranked #20 in FHM Magazine's 100 "Sexiest Women in the World." (2002)

Worked as a waitress at the trendy 'Ivy' restaurant while studying the Sanford Meisner technique of acting at Playhouse West in Los Angeles.

She was Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Kentucky

Modeled her "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" t-shirt for the Ms. Foundation and Ms. Online (, as have Whoopi Goldberg, Camryn Manheim and Margaret Cho.

Bakes chocolate chip cookies as a means to relieve stress.

Turned down the role of "Catwoman" in Catwoman (2004) so she could star as "Maggie" in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway.

Models a Hello Kitty t-shirt with the words "Handle with Care" printed on the front. Proceeds go to the Youth AIDS Foundation. (2003).

Her first screen kiss was with Wil Wheaton on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).

Introduced Gloria Steinem at the March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C. on April 25, 2004.

Drove from Memphis to L.A. at the age of 22 to begin her rise to fame.

Ashley was able to play both a teenager and a thirty-year-old in the role of "Vivian 'Vivi' Walker" in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002).

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. (Her name was misspelled on the ballot as "Ashey Judd" by the way.) She was suggested in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Twisted (2004/I), she did not receive a nomination however.

[1997] Becomes a vegetarian because a friend told her that "you eat the animal's fear".

Is an enthusiast of the 'cockapoo' breed of dog (cross-bred cocker spaniels and poodles). Has a dog named 'Buttermilk' and a tabby named 'Buttercup'.

Publicly announced her engagement to racer Dario Franchitti; they had been engaged since December 1999. (December 2001) Married at Skibo Castle near Dornoch, in Sutherland, Scotland, the same castle that hosted Madonna's wedding to Guy Ritchie a year earlier. [April 2000]

Good friends with Salma Hayek and Joey Lauren Adams.

Presented to the National Press Club on June 22nd, 2005 as a spokesperson for Youth AIDS International.

Worldwide Spokesperson for Youth AIDS International.

Gave testimony to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "Stopping Cross Generational Sex and Sexual Violence To Protect Young Women from AIDS in Developing Countries: A Call to Action," June 23, 2005, as Global Ambassador for Youth AIDS and member of the Board of Directors of Population Services International (PSI).

Though she only did two episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), her character was loved by fans. Her image even appears on the Star Trek book 'End Game' (Star Trek New Frontier, No 4) by Peter David.

Was once considered for the female lead in Million Dollar Baby (2004).

Presented all the clues on the 'The World AIDS Crisis' category on the 12/2/2005 episode of the "Jeopardy!" (1984) TV show.

Visited Guatemala from 2 May 2006 to 5 May 2006, along with Salma Hayek and Colombian singer Juanes, as part of a Youth/AIDS campaign.

Named #77 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

In February 2006, she started a 47-day stay for the treatment of long-term depression in a Texas rehab center. (source: Entertainment Weekly, issue #934, May 18, 2007).

Her husband, Indy car racer Dario Franchitti, won the Indianapolis 500 in 2007, 2010, and 2012. He is the 7th man to win 3 times at Indy. Franchitti is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Was among 4,000 students who graduated on May 6, 2007 from the University of Kentucky. Attended U of K from 1986 to 1990 but left one course shy of graduation. Finished the work 17 years later and received a Bachelor's in French.

She was the "Not My Job" contestant for October 9, 2009 on the National Public Radio program "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!".

Received a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration (MC/MPA) from Harvard in May 2010; this is a one-year course of study.

Ashley and her husband, Dario Franchitti, were close friends of Dan Wheldon.

On the television show Who Do You Think You Are? Ashley Judd wanted to learn more about her father's side of the family. She discovered that her third great grandfather was a union soldier in the Civil War who was taken prisoner twice and had his leg cut off after a battle field injury. On another branch of her father's family, she discovered that she descends from a man who was on the Mayflower who had been imprisoned in England.
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