Elegant, graceful, talented, beauty and brains are words that can describe Hollywood actress Ashley Judd. The Califonia-born star spent the 1990s carving her name in the hearts and minds of fans, gaining rave reviews and respect in the industry. Her leading roles in ‘Ruby in Paradise’, ‘Norma Jean & Marilyn’, ‘Double Jeopardy and Where the Heart Is’ among others undoubtedly boosted her popularity and she is not letting the great chance slip. She is one of the Hollywood major stars with long filmography, TV shows, awards, as well as award nominations.
Ashley Judd’s Bio, Age
Ashley was born in Granade Hills, California on April 19, 1968, to famous country song singer and motivational speaker Naomi Judd and Michael Charles Ciminelle, a marketing analyst.
Following her parents’ divorce when she was just four, Ashley moved with her mother Naomi and sister Wynonna to her maternal home in Kentucky. Her mother took up odd jobs in California and Kentucky to raise money for their upkeep. As a result, Judd spent the first 13 years of her life traveling between the two states and attending 12 different schools. One of the schools she enrolled in during the tour experience is Paul G. High School.
She later graduated from the University of Kentucky where she majored in French and minored in Anthropology, Art History, Theatre as well as Women’s Studies. Encouraged by her mother and sister who later became country-music superstars, the beautiful actress started the journey to stardom in 1991. However, she only earned critical acclaim in 1993 for her role in a movie title ‘Ruby in Paradise’ where she was portrayed as a young woman who struggled to make a new life. The film somewhat mirrored her childhood and thus, unleashed her intricate ability to act.
The movie won that year’s Grand Prize at the Sundance Fum Festival which was a great way to start. Her fame became more colourful in the mid-1990s and she earned more leading roles in various movies like ‘Heat’ as Charlene Shiherlis. By the dawn of the millennium, Ashley has honed her craft in acting to maintain an upper echelon in the industry.
Though her career seems to have dwindled with some heartbreaking flicks and is now nothing to compare with her early years in the Hollywood circle, the stunner remains major a Hollywood star. More so, she is ready to work on more substantial projects.
She is also taking advantage of her fame to bring awareness to gender equality and is among the leading figures speaking up on sexual misconduct and sexual health.
In addition to this, the star has equally taken the chance to upgrade her school certificates, earning a bachelor’s degree in French at the University of Kentucky and a Mid-Career Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Husband And Kids
Ashley and Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti started dating in 1991. It wasn’t long before Dario went on his knee to ask for her hand in marriage. While everybody thought their wedding was going to happen soon, the duo waited ten years before deciding to seal their love legally. They sealed the union in December 2001 at Skibo Caster and stayed yet another decade without children, based on mutual agreement. Ashley reported that she felt it was wrong to produce kids with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries. In fact, her humanitarian spirit felt it was right to carter for children in poor countries than breeding new ones. However, it appeared their love ran out at some point as the couple dissolved their marriage in 2013. Ashley has since turned her energy to her career, political activism, and humanitarian works.
Height And Weight Loss Journey
Ashley Judd may appear taller than her actual height of 5ft 6 inches, but that’s because the actress is slender. Her thin physique has gone through some changes in the past and at a point, her bloated look on Canadian talk show got rumour mongers busy with speculations that she had a cosmetic procedure. While the rumour was rife, the actress revealed that she’s been battling with serious sinus infection and flu, and the steroids prescribed for its treatment got her slightly bloated. She’s presently done a combination of exercises to bounce back to fitness. As evidence, she uploaded a couple of her routine fitness videos on her Instagram account. Apparently. she achieved her usual beautiful slim body that weighs 62 kg via the right diet and routine exercise.
With the weighty hits like Heat, Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy, and an estimated net worth of more than $22 million dollars, Judd is indeed a legendary actress. She has cut her crust real big in Hollywood and there is no going back for the star who continues to embark on new potentially substantial projects.