Who is Ashley Judd and what is her net worth 2018? Ashley Judd is a renowned actress who is well known for her roles in movies like Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Divergent, Insurgent, and much more. She is a very popular Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball fan and has been seen in many of their games. The actress is also a political activist who have been in the limelight since 1991.
With a career in film and television, she has been able to successfully increase her bank balance. Her income also comes by endorsing various brands. The Ruby in Paradise star has been involved in many humanitarian works as well.
She was born on April 19, 1968, as Ashley Tyler Ciminella to parents Naomi Judd (popular country music singer) and Michael Charles Ciminella. Her elder sister Wynonna is also a popular country music singer. Her parents divorced in 1972 and at that time she was not a singer. She went to stay in Kentucky where she spent most of her childhood.
Throughout her life, she attended thirteen different schools before attending college. Ashley majored in French and minored in anthropology, theater, art history and women’s studies. She is a former student of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Kentucky. Judd was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa but did not graduate.
After her college, she went to Hollywood where she learned acting with Robert Carnegie in Playhouse West. At the same time, she also worked as a hostess in the Ivy restaurant and lived in a rented house in Malibu. She moved to Tennessee to live near her mother and her sister Wynonna who leased her farmhouse and 10 acres of land.
She was engaged to Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti in 1999. They married in 2001, and they do not have any children. Their marriage was called off in 2013 when they decided to divorce. She went to a program at Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas, and underwent treatment for co-dependency, depression, and insomnia. Judd has also supported various charities and foundations.
Ashley Judd first appeared on TV in the year 1991 in 2 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Game, and Darmok. She was then seen on the NBC drama Sisters from 1991 to 1994. In 1993, she landed herself for a role in Ruby in Paradise. It was this role that made her a popular actress that she is today. Following that, she received critical appreciation for her role in Wayne Wang’s Smoke and also for Michael Mann’s Heat. This was soon followed by The Passion of the Darkly Noon.
She was then seen in Norma Jean and Marilyn, Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy. Some of her movies from the early 2000s include Someone Like You, High Crimes and Twisted. She was the magazine advertising face of ‘American Beauty’ which was a cosmetic brand. She was seen as Natalie Prior in Divergent (2014) and also in its sequel Insurgent (2015). She became the narrator of Love is a Verb which was about Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen. In 2015, she became the first woman narrator of Kentucky Derby.
Ashley Judd has been successful with her acting career and has won many awards. She has been nominated twice in Golden Globe Awards and twice in Primetime Emmy Awards. She has won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Independent Spirit Award and Blockbuster Entertainment Award. She received the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky.
Net Worth of Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd has been nicknamed as Sweet Pea. The 49 years old actress has made millions during her career. Ashley Judd’s Net Worth is an estimated $25 million. Her earnings include $4 million from the movie Someone Like You, $1 million from Eye of the Beholder and she earned $450,000 from Kiss the Girls. Her Leipers Fork villa is an estimated $1 million. She has featured in over 38 movies, and her earnings also come from the many TV serials like Twin Sisters, Berlin Station, Sisters, and Star Trek: The next generation. Her earnings also come from various brand endorsements.
Ashley has been supportive of many humanitarian causes. She is an active speaker and gives speeches regarding various causes. She has travelled with YouthAIDS to places like Kenya, Cambodia, and Rwanda. She narrated documentaries for YouthAIDS on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and VH1. She is also the member of Women for Women International, Equality Now and International Center for Research on Women.