facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Ashley Judd, Demian Bichir to star in coming-of-age comedy 'Good Kids'

Ashley Judd, Demian Bichir to star in coming-of-age comedy 'Good Kids'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Ashley Judd and Demian Bichir have joined the production of Chris McCoy's coming-of-age comedy "Good Kids."
Veronica Linares
Harry Connick Jr. says he writes music while he is on movie sets

Harry Connick Jr. says he writes music while he is on movie sets

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) --Jazz musician, actor and TV personality Harry Connick Jr. says he frequently writes songs during downtime on movie sets.
Karen Butler
'Divergent' earns $250M at the global box office

'Divergent' earns $250M at the global box office

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- The action-adventure flick "Divergent" has crossed the $250 million mark at the worldwide box office, Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment announced Monday.
Karen Butler
UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014
By United Press International
'Divergent' tops box office with $56 million

'Divergent' tops box office with $56 million

March 23 (UPI) -- "Divergent" far outpaced the weekend's other major opening, "Muppets Most Wanted."
Kate Stanton
Ashley Judd on estranged husband Dario Franchitti: 'He'll always be my loved one'

Ashley Judd on estranged husband Dario Franchitti: 'He'll always be my loved one'

March 23 (UPI) -- Ashley Judd hints at reconciliation with estranged husband Dario Franchitti.
Kate Stanton

Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.
Ashley Judd releases statement about tracking device on her car

Ashley Judd releases statement about tracking device on her car

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ashley Judd opened up about the tracking device she accused her sister of putting in her car in a statement she released via social media on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Ashley Judd claims sister Wynonna tried to spy on her via GPS

Ashley Judd claims sister Wynonna tried to spy on her via GPS

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Ashley Judd accused her sister of spying on her with a tracking device.
Kate Stanton
Dario Franchitti announces retirement month after crash

Dario Franchitti announces retirement month after crash

Nov. 14 (UPI) --Doctors told Dario Franchitti that his injuries were too severe for him to continue his racing career.
Kate Stanton
'Divergent' trailer debuts: Shailene Woodley jumps off buildings, dodges knives

'Divergent' trailer debuts: Shailene Woodley jumps off buildings, dodges knives

Nov. 13 (UPI) --Watch the "Divergent" trailer, in which a tattooed Shailene Woodley jumps off buildings and has knives thrown at her head.
Kate Stanton
Ashley Judd and injured Dario Franchitti reconcile, report says

Ashley Judd and injured Dario Franchitti reconcile, report says

HOUSTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Ashley Judd reconciled with her estranged husband, Dario Franchitti, after the race car driver was injured this month in Houston, UsMagazine.com said Monday.

Politics 2014: McConnell gets a Democratic challenger in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky., July 1 (UPI) -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, announced Monday she will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014.
Justice Dept. joins probe of Mitch McConnell headquarters taping

Justice Dept. joins probe of Mitch McConnell headquarters taping

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Washington said they joined the inquiry into the secret taping of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in Louisville, Ky.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Prev
Page 1 of 6
Photos
Ashley Judd
Actress Ashley Judd and director William Friedkin announce their new movie thriller "Bug" which Judd stars in along with Michael Shannon on May 10, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff).
Wiki

Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American television and film actress, who has played lead roles in films including Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Where the Heart Is and High Crimes. She is active in a number of humanitarian and political causes, including two missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo to campaign against sexual violence against women.

Ashley was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California. She is the daughter of Naomi Judd, a country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael C. Ciminella, a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry. Ashley's elder half-sister, Wynonna, also is a country music singer. Her paternal grandfather was of Sicilian descent, and her paternal grandmother was a descendant of Mayflower pilgrim William Brewster which also makes her a distant cousin of Elisabeth and Andrew Shue as seen on Who Do You Think You Are?. At the time of her birth, her mother was unemployed and did not become well-known as a singer until the early 1980s. Judd's parents divorced in 1972, and in 1973 her mother took her back to her native Kentucky, where Judd spent the majority of her childhood. She also lived in Marin County, California, for two years during grade school.

Judd attended thirteen schools before college, including the Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky, Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland Kentucky and Franklin High School in Tennessee. She briefly tried modeling in Japan during one school break. An alumna of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Kentucky, she majored in French and minored in anthropology, art history, theater and women's studies. She spent a semester studying in France as part of her major, a move that mirrored her role as Reed in the television series Sisters. She graduated from the UK Honors Program and was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa, but did not graduate with her class. Forgoing her commitment to join the Peace Corps, after college she drove to Hollywood, where she studied with well-respected acting teacher, Robert Carnegie, at Playhouse West. During this time, she worked as a hostess at The Ivy restaurant and lived in a Malibu rental house, which later burned down during the great Malibu fires of fall 1993. On May 9, 2007, it was announced Judd had completed her bachelor's degree in French from the University of Kentucky. In a May 2007 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Judd explained she had completed her degree requirements in 1990 with 27 more hours taken than the required 120 hours, but had mistakenly thought she was one class short. She only needed to "sign a piece of paper" in order to graduate. DeGeneres then surprised Judd by presenting her with her diploma, which Ellen had acquired from the university. Judd subsequently earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ashley Judd."
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
4
Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian Model/actress claims she would be more successful if she did not resemble 'talentless' Kim Kardashian
5
Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home
x
Feedback