Ashley played Linda Porter in the film De-Lovely.
Ashley played the role of Lucy Fowler in the 2006 film Come Early Morning. She had great difficulty filming the scene where she spears frogs because it challenged her value system.
Ashley was nominated for the 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special' award at the 1996 Emmy Awards for her role as Norma Jean in the mini-series Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996).
Ashley frequently attends basketball games of her alma mater, the University of Kentucky.
Ashley married race car driver Dario Franchitti on December 12, 2001.
Ashley once dated Matthew McConaughey, her co-star in the 1996 film A Time to Kill.
Ashley is a spokesmodel for Estée Lauder's cosmetics brand American Beauty.
As a teenager, Ashley wore braces and had terrible acne.
In 1999, Ashley replaced Jodie Foster for the lead role in Double Jeopardy.
Ashley attended 12 schools in 13 years.
Ashley was named after Ashland, Kentucky where her mother was raised.
Ashley can speak fluent French.
Ashley onced dated singer Michael Bolton.
Ashley proclaims herself to be a feminist.
Ashley once worked as a waitress at celebrity hotspot, "The Ivy" restaurant in Los Angeles.
Ashley says she likes to bake chocolate chip cookies to relieve stress.
In 1986, Ashley graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee.
Ashley was Kappa Kappa Gamma while at the University of Kentucky.
Ashley's first screen kiss was with Wil Wheaton on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Ashley played both a teenager and a 30 year old woman in the 2002 film Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
In 1997, Ashley decided to become a vegetarian.
Ashley loves the breed of dog known as the "cockapoo" which is a cross-bred cocker spaniel and poodle. She owns one named Buttermilk, given to her by her mom Naomi after the filming of Double Jeopardy in 1999.
Ashley was once considered the lead for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby for which Hilary Swank won an Oscar.
On June 22nd 2005, Ashley was named as spokesperson for Youth AIDS International.
Ashley is good friends with fellow actress, Salma Hayek.
Ashley was named one of "The 50 Most Beautful People In The World" by People Magazine. (1996, 2000 & 2002)
Her hobbies are: running, rock climbing, mountain hiking, yoga, gardening, and cooking.
She turned down a larger role in Kuffs because she was asked to do nude scenes. She responded, "My mother worked too hard for me to take my clothes off in my first movie."
On Thursday, December 15, 2005 Ashley Judd was Today's Girl on Maxim Online.
Ashley: (using three words she's dying to use in conversation) His lack of perspicacity was revealed by the calumny with which he spoke. Hence, a debacle ensued. Debacle is not so fantastically challenging a word but it is wonderful in the mouth
Ashley: I've played women who are hurt and who are coping. In some instances, they are bright women who have a lot of skills and resiliency and in other instances, like in Norma Jean and Marilyn, they're incredibly emotional and vulnerable.
Ashley: If I see an animal on the side of the road that's been hit, I stop and I take care of the animal's remains in a way, to me, that feels very respectful.
Ashley: And I very much believe in things unseen, both of positive and destructive energy, and I have never seen "The Exorcist" through from start to finish. I find it too realistic, frankly, and too disturbing for me. I absolutely believe in spiritual warfare and have experienced it in my life.
Ashley: I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone.
Ashley: I have a lot of variety within me, and the dream role, I think, is actually a compilation of parts that express different aspects of my persona and personal interests.
Ashley: I bake so much at home, so I try to eat junk every other day. It's kinda my thing.
Ashley: Everything I've done has been personally fun, important, and meaningful to me.
Ashley Judd: I can't think of anything I want and need that I don't already have but at the same time, I'm not sated.
Ashley Judd: I was always told I was special. And I was also assured that I had a gift and a purpose.