Ashley Judd Biography (1968-)

Original name, Ashley Tyler Ciminella; born April 19, 1968, in Los Angeles (some sources cite Granada Hills), CA; raised in California and Kentucky; daughter of Michael Ciminella (a marketing specialist) and Naomi Judd (a singer and motivational speaker); half sister of Wynonna Judd (a singer); married Dario Franchitti (a professional race car driver), December 12, 2001. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Annett Wolf, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
April 19, 1968
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Wife of paint store owner, Kuffs, Universal, 1992
  • Ruby Lee Gissing, Ruby in Paradise, October Films, 1993
  • (In director's cut only) Grace Mulberry, Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994, director's cut, 1996
  • Callie, The Passion of Darkly Noon (also known as Darkly Noon and Die Passion des Darkly Noon), Turner Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Charlene Shiherlis, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Felicity, Smoke (also known as Smoke--Raucher unter sich),Miramax, 1995
  • Carla Brigance, A Time to Kill, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Dr. Kate McTiernan, Kiss the Girls (also known as Collector), Paramount, 1997
  • Kitty, The Locusts (also known as A Secret Sin), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Herself, Junket Whore, 1998
  • Rebecca Wenteworth, Simon Birch (also known as Angels and Armadillos and A Small Miracle), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Parsons, Double Jeopardy (also known as Doppelmord and Double condamnation), Paramount, 1999
  • Herself, Killing Priscilla, 2000
  • Joanna Eris, Eye of the Beholder, Destination Films, 2000
  • Lexie Coop, Where the Heart Is, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Jane Goodale, Someone Like You (also known as Animal Attraction), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Claire Kubik, High Crimes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Robin Lefler, Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002
  • Tina Modotti, Frida, Miramax, 2002
  • The younger Viviane Abbott "Vivi" Walker, Divine Secrets of the Ya-YaSisterhood, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Jessica Shepard, Twisted, Paramount, 2004
  • Linda Porter, De-lovely, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004
  • Film Work
  • (As Judd) Choreographer, Frida, Miramax, 2002
  • Costume designer, Twisted, Paramount, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Reed Halsey Philby, Sisters, NBC, c. 1991-1995
  • Miniseries
  • Narrator, Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (also known as Love Can Build a Bridge), NBC, 1995
  • Movies
  • Gwen Fox, Till Death Do Us Part (also known as Married for Murder), NBC, 1992
  • Norma Jean Baker Dougherty, Norma Jean and Marilyn, HBO, 1996
  • Pam Anderson, Normal Life, HBO, 1996
  • Specials
  • The Judds: Across the Heartland, CBS, 1989
  • The Judds Farewell Concert (also known as The Judds: Their Final Concert), 1991
  • Wynonna: Revelations, CBS, 1996
  • Voice of Mrs. Dale, Our Friend, Martin, Starz!, 1999
  • NetAid, VH1, 1999
  • VH1 Divas Live '99, VH1, 1999
  • Herself, We All Dream of Oz, TNT, 2000
  • Fredricka Rose, The Ryan Interview, PBS, 2000
  • Host, An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell, TNT, 2000
  • The Judds Reunion: Power to Change, CBS, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1995
  • Presenter, The VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1996
  • Host, VH1 '97 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1997
  • Presenter, 1997 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1997
  • Presenter, The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The Fifth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox,2000
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Ensign Robin Lefler, "Darmok," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated,1991
  • Ensign Robin Lefler, "The Game," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1991
  • Herself, "Elevator," Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, The Cartoon Network, 1994
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Wynonna, Lifetime, 1998
  • (In archive footage) Dateline NBC, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002
  • Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2002
  • Herself, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Herself, RI:SE (multiple episodes), 2002
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Naomi Judd, Lifetime, 2003
  • Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003
  • Herself, Tinseltown.TV, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004
  • Herself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with JonStewart), Comedy Central, 2004
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2004
  • Voice for an episode of Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS; also appeared in When I Was a Girl, Women's Entertainment Television.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Welcome Home, Soldier, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Madge Owens, Picnic, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion CenterStage Right Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Margaret "Maggie the Cat" Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2003-2004
  • Appeared as Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker, and as Ellie Bachman, The Great White Hope, both Arena Stage, Washington, DC; as Claire,Proof, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; as Ginger, Bookof Days, Signature Theatre, New York City; as Linda, Holiday, Olney Theatre, Olney, MD; and as Regina, Ghosts, Arizona Theatre Company,Tucson, AZ; in Between Us, Cape Cod Theatre Project; in Busted, Naked Angels; in How I Learned to Drive, Unicorn Theatre; in Skylight, Unicorn Theatre; and in Talley's Folly, Repertory Theatre ofSt. Louis, St. Louis, MO, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati,OH.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," by Jerry Garcia, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Mair, George, The Judds: The True Story of Naomi, Wynonna, and Ashley, Birch Lane Press, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1998, pp. 22, 132-35
    • Empire, Issue 54, 1993, pp. 56-57; March, 1998, pp. 80-83
    • Esquire, February, 1997, pp. 80-82; October, 2000, pp. 150-57
    • Film Review, January, 2000, pp. 59-61
    • Glamour, October, 2002, pp. 254-57
    • Harper's Bazaar, May, 1997, pp. 184-87, 208
    • In Style, December, 1997, p. 254; April, 1998, p. 260
    • Interview, August, 1996, pp. 85, 87, 90, 118; September, 1998, pp.138-46
    • Ladies Home Journal, March, 1998, p. 152
    • Life, May 1, 1999, p. 58
    • Marie Claire, May, 1999, pp. 68-72, 74, 76, 78
    • Movieline, October, 1997, pp. 44-47, 50, 51, 84-86; February, 1999, p. 57
    • Newsweek, October 25, 1993, p. 71
    • New York, April 11, 1994, p. 44
    • People Weekly, May 22, 1995, pp. 65-68, 70; October 25, 1999, pp.81-84
    • Playboy, May, 1999, pp. 118-19, 171-72
    • Premiere, May, 1993; May, 2000, pp. 62-68, 103
    • Redbook, November, 1997, pp. 112-15, 158
    • Total Film, February, 2000, p. 24
    • TV Guide, May 18, 1996, p. 34; June 1, 2002, pp. 14-18
    • US Weekly, August 14, 2000, pp. 14, 15

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