Judd, Ashley

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Ashley Judd
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Name
Judd, Ashley Gender: F
Ashley Tyler Ciminella
born on 19 April 1968 at 13:12 (= 1:12 PM )
Place Sylmar, California, 34n18, 118w27
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°42 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 24°35'



Biography

American actress who spent much of the early 1990s in supporting roles while gaining industry respect and a huge fan following. During the latter half of the decade, Judd became one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, starring in numerous high-profile films including "A Time to Kill," 1996, "Kiss The Girls," 1997, "Double Jeopardy," 1999 and "Where The Heart Is," 2000.

The daughter of country-music star Naomi Judd and Michael Ciminella, a marketing specialist, Ashley grew up in near-poverty after her parents divorced in 1972. Her older sister, Wynonna, a singer like their mother, absorbed herself in her music while Ashley read books and retreated into a fantasy world where she pretended to be various characters from the stories she loved. Their mother supported the family by working odd jobs, which resulted in frequent moves. As a consequence, Ashley attended 12 different schools by the time she was 13 years old. After her mother and sister became big-name country-music stars, Ashley attended the University of Kentucky. In 1990, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in French.

Beauty, brains and talent, combined with an outgoing nature and self-assured attitude, proved invaluable when Ashley headed for Hollywood where she marched into an agent’s office and was signed immediately. In 1987 she won a part on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and went on to a recurring role in "Sisters" from 1991-94. Although she was originally cast in a much larger role in "Kuffs," 1992, she turned it down due to a nude scene, saying her "mother had worked too hard for me to take my clothes off in my first movie." Her first major role was in the independent film, "Ruby in Paradise," 1993, and she followed that success with a critically acclaimed appearance in "Smoke," 1995.

Although romantically linked to various men over the years, she accepted a wedding proposal from her boyfriend, racecar driver Dario Franchitti, in December 1999 and they exchanged their vows on 12/12/2001 in Scotland, the first marriage for both.

On 11/23/1993, Judd broke her right ankle after being thrown from her horse; as a result, she was hospitalized for two days. She is a vegetarian who enjoys running, rock climbing and mountain hiking to stay in shape. She injured her left foot on February 17, 2004 during a stage performance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway. Because she needs surgery for torn ligaments, she cannot return to the show.

On May 6, 2007, the actress received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Kentucky with a major in French. The degree was given 17 years after she left the program with one course shy of fulfulling the requirements.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent relationship with Judd, Naomi (born 11 January 1946)

Events

  • Family : Parents divorced 1972 (She was four)
  • Work : New Career 1987 (Began acting career)
  • Social : End a program of study 1990 (Graduated University of Kentucky)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 23 November 1993 (Fell from horse, broke ankle)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1996 (Starred in "A Time to Kill")
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship December 1999 (Engaged to Dario Franchitti)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2000 (Appeared in "Where the Heart Is")
  • Relationship : Marriage 12 December 2001 (Dario Franchitti)
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  • Health : Job related injury 17 February 2004 (hurt foot while performing in a play)
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Source Notes

Marc Penfield quotes B.C. #7097-032857, viewed at Norwalk Records Bureau 7/2001, the daughter of Diane Ellen Judd and Michael Charles Ciminella. The B.C. states Los Angeles but the birth was at Sylmar's Holy Cross Hospital on Rinaldi St. so Sylmar is given for accuracy.

Same data given by Sue Jorgenson 7/2001.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian)
  • Traits : Personality : Optimist (Self assured, outgoing)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Mom and sister)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two girls)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (When she was four)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Running, rock climbing, mountain hiking)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (While young)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Popular, film and TV)

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