Ashley Judd Net Worth: Ashley Judd is an American television and film actress and political activist who has a net worth of $22 million dollars. An actress known for playing strong female roles, Ashley Judd has starred in such films as, "Ruby in Paradise", "Kiss the Girls", and "High Crimes", among others.
Born Ashley Tyler Ciminella, on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, US, she established herself as one of the most sought-after female leads in the late 1990s. Blessed with both beauty and intelligence, she made her breakthrough in the inspirational drama "Ruby in Paradise" (1993), which came after a pair of early performances on the science fiction franchise "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated, 1987-1994). Next, she went on to land the role of Val Kilmer's put-upon wife in the crime thriller "Heat" (1995), and then portrayed a pre-fame Marilyn Monroe in "Norma Jean & Marilyn" (HBO, 1996). In 1997, Ashley Judd cemented her status as an actress for good, playing a kidnap victim who eludes her psychotic captor in "Kiss the Girls" (1997). Even though her future projects were with variable degree of success, she gave strong performances as complex women in films like the novel adaptation "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002) and the horror "Bug" (2006). However, Judd's fame came with some unexpected side-effects, i.e., issues of depression and loneliness. They were fully depicted in her purifying memoir "All That is Bitter & Sweet" in 2011, which is a less-than glamorous portrait of her famous family. Failing to keep up with the A-list profile of film contemporaries like Sandra Bullock, Judd found roles that were both challenging and accessible, but leaving her personal life far from the shiny lights of Hollywood.