Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is an American actress and activist. She rose to fame as Charlene Shiherlis in the 1995 film Heat. Her most famous films include Kiss the Girls (1997), Double Jeopardy (1999), De-Lovely (2004) — which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in 2005 — and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Judd has also received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her performances in 1996's Norma Jean & Marilyn and 2012's Missing. In 2016, Judd was named a goodwill ambassador for UNFPA, the sexual and reproductive health agency.
Ashley Judd
Full Name
Ashley Tyler Ciminella
Granada Hills, CA


Is Ashley Judd married?

Ashley Judd is not married. She and racecar driver Dario Franchitti split in 2013 after 12 years of marriage.

How did Ashley Judd break her leg?

Ashley Judd broke her leg in four places while hiking in the Republic of Congo in 2021. "I was in hospital in a South Africa about nine days," Judd told the 'Sexy, Body & Soul' podcast. "And then I was medevaced to Tennessee.

Who is Ashley Judd's dad?

Ashley Judd's dad is Michael Ciminella, a marketing specialist in the horseracing industry. He and Judd's mom, Naomi Judd, divorced in 1972.

Most Recent

Wynonna Judd Announces Special Guests for Fall Tour in Honor of Late Mother: 'I Am Feeling Extra Grateful'
Among the star-studded guest list for the tour are Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde and Trisha Yearwood
Larry Strickland Recalls Days Before Wife Naomi Judd's Death: 'I Knew How Fragile She Was'
"I was really scared to death about her flying alone all the way from Vienna back to Nashville cause I knew how fragile she was," Strickland said during CMT's Naomi Judd: A River of Time special
At Stirring Tribute to Mom Naomi Judd, Wynonna Announces Tour Will Go On: 'That's What She Would Want'
Family, friends and fans fill Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the life and career of The Judds matriarch
Ashley Judd Confirms Naomi Judd Died by Suicide: 'The Lie the Disease Told Her Was So Convincing'
Ashley Judd gave an emotional interview on Thursday's Good Morning America, opening up about the "level of catastrophe" her mother was experiencing before she took her life last month
Naomi Judd's Memorial Service to Be Televised Live on CMT to Celebrate Her 'Immense Impact'
The country legend died on April 30 at the age of 76 after a long struggle with her mental health
Wynonna Judd Honors Late Mother Naomi Judd with Throwback Mother's Day Photo: 'I Miss Her'
Naomi Judd, who sang with her eldest daughter in the country duo The Judds, died on April 30 at the age of 76 after a long struggle with her mental health

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Ashley Judd Honors Late Mom Naomi in Mother's Day Essay: 'It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Way'
"This Sunday is abruptly, shockingly, my first Mother's Day without my mama," Ashley Judd wrote in a personal essay published Friday
Watch Keith Urban Tribute Naomi Judd with 'Love Can Build a Bridge' Cover in U.K.: 'She Was the Queen'
"I want to send a quick and very heartfelt acknowledgment out to the late great, very influential Naomi Judd," Urban said before performing The Judds' signature 1990 hit at the O2 Apollo on Tuesday
Naomi Judd Remembered by Fellow Country Stars Following Her Death at 76: 'Heartbreaking News'

"We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," her daughters confirmed on Saturday