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Ashley Judd was born on April 19, 1968, into a talented family (she's related to country greats Naomi and Wynonna Judd). Ashley chose to forge her own path in Hollywood and first made a splash on television, in the acclaimed series "Sisters."

She caught the eye of Hollywood years later in the title role in Ruby in Paradise, followed by Smoke, Heat and The Passion of Darkly Noon. In 1996, Ashley was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her arresting performance in the miniseries Norma Jean and Marilyn. She hasn't looked back since.

In quick succession, she starred in hit after hit, including the thrillers Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy and the romantic comedy Someone Like You. Still, Judd prefers to ping-pong between genres, moving from the dark High Crimes to the moving Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, the epic Frida to the lively It's De-Lovely.

Ashley Judd in Divergent


2014 PG-13

Born into a civilization in the distant future, Beatrice is a teenager who learns that her unique cognitive skills make her useful to the authorities. Over time she discovers that she's a Divergent, and thus slated for elimination by the government.

  • Ashley Judd in Kiss the Girls Kiss the Girls
  • Ashley Judd in Big Stone Gap Big Stone Gap
  • Ashley Judd in Heat Heat
  • Ashley Judd in Olympus Has Fallen Olympus Has Fallen
  • Ashley Judd in Frida Frida
  • Ashley Judd in Dolphin Tale 2 Dolphin Tale 2
  • Ashley Judd in Good Kids Good Kids
  • Ashley Judd in Double Jeopardy Double Jeopardy
  • Ashley Judd in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Ashley Judd in Tooth Fairy Tooth Fairy
  • Ashley Judd in Dolphin Tale Dolphin Tale
  • Ashley Judd in Simon Birch Simon Birch
  • Ashley Judd in High Crimes High Crimes
  • Ashley Judd in Bug Bug
  • Ashley Judd in Someone Like You Someone Like You
  • Ashley Judd in Crossing Over Crossing Over
  • Ashley Judd in Eye of the Beholder Eye of the Beholder
  • Ashley Judd in Flypaper Flypaper
  • Ashley Judd in Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Ashley Judd in The Identical The Identical
  • Ashley Judd in Kuffs Kuffs
  • Ashley Judd in Normal Life Normal Life
  • Ashley Judd in Come Early Morning Come Early Morning
  • Ashley Judd in A Fierce Green Fire A Fierce Green Fire
  • Ashley Judd in The Passion of Darkly Noon The Passion of Darkly Noon
  • Ashley Judd in Twisted Twisted
  • Ashley Judd in Missing Missing
  • Ashley Judd in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 1 Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Vol. 1
  • Ashley Judd in Our Friend Martin Our Friend Martin
  • Ashley Judd in Kentucky Bluegrass Basketball Kentucky Bluegrass Basketball
  • Ashley Judd in Helen Helen