While Ashley Judd is perhaps most famous for her roles in films such as 'Double Jeopardy' and 'Where the Heart Is,' she is more than just an accomplished actress. She is also an avid political activist and humanitarian. She was raised in a family of successful performing artists, and she started her acting career with the coveted role of Wesley Crusher's crush on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.'
Ashley Judd (born Ashley Tyler Ciminella; April 19, 1968) is an American television and film actress, humanitarian and political activist. Judd grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism. Judd has played lead roles in films including Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Where the Heart Is, Dolphin Tale and High Crimes. She starred as Rebecca Winstone in the television series Missing in 2012. She is married to IndyCar driver, and 3-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti. Ashley was born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California.
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