Although a talent is inborn, many times our surrounding also affects the shape our lives will take. There are different celebrities, there are those who were born artists, there are those who have been influenced by their surrounding and the last bunch of artists are those who were pushed into doing what they do by challenges in life. Ashley Judd is an all-round artist. Below is more information about the net worth of Ashley Judd in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ashley Judd was born in 19th April 1968 and her official names were Ashley Tyler Ciminella. Ashley is not only an American artist but also a political activist. Judd’s mum Naomi Judd was a country music singer and also a motivational speaker while her dad Michael Charles Ciminella worked for horseracing industry as a marketing analyst. Judd’s elder sister Wynonna Judd is also a famous country music singer.
Judd was born in Los Angeles in a place known as Granada Hills but she spent much of her childhood in Kentucky. She attended more than 10 schools before she joined college some of which are; Sayre School located in Lexington Kentucky, Franklin High School in Tennessee and Paul B. Blazer High School in Ashland Kentucky among others.
Ashley later joined University of Kentucky where she took French as a major course and art history, theatre, anthropology and women’s studies as minor courses. She has however, gone back to class several times after her first graduation.
Ashley got engaged to Dario Franchitti in 1999 who was a Scottish racing driver in the then Champ Car World Series. The two love birds got married two years later (December 2001) at Skibo Castle. The two got divorced in 2013 and didn’t have children together.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Judd first appeared in two episodes of Star Trek in 1991 which were “The Game” and “Darmok” as Ensign Robin Lefler who was a Starfleet officer. After that, she played a recurring role of Reed who was the daughter of Alex (this was between 1991-1994). She however took part in different other plays and films like the Kuffs in 1992 and she also starred in Victor Nunez’s Sundance Film Festival Ruby in Paradise which won Grand Jury Prize. This was the breaking ground for Ashley and for that reason she had given it her best after fighting so hard to get the opportunity.
Judd later got involved in many other films and Television shows some of which are: Natural Born Killers, Wayne Wang’s Smoke, Norma Jean and Marilyn, Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy all in 1990’s. in 2000’s she appeared in films like; Someone Like You (2001), High Crimes (2002), Twisted (2004), Goody’s Family Clothing (2007), Flypaper in 2011 among many others.
Ashley has won different awards and nominations during her career as an actress including: Most Promising Actress by Chicago Film Critics Association in 1993, Best Lead Female by Independent Spirit Award in 1993 and Favorite Actress Suspense by Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 2000. Some of the nominations she has received are: Best Female Performance by MTV Movie Award in 2000, Best Actress by Saturn Award in 2007 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries by Primetime Emmy Award in 2012 among others.
Net worth & Earnings
Ashley Judd’s net worth is estimated to be about $25 million. Ashley has taken acting as her main career in life since she was a young person. However, she is also a political activist and a humanitarian. Much of her wealth however, are as a result of the many roles she has played in different films since she got to the acting industry.
Although acting has been the main thing in Ashley Judd’s life, she has also been involved in Humanitarian activities. Judd is also a political activist and she has been lately involved in many society activities where she is seen fighting for the rights of the weak and especially women in the society.