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An eighth-generation Eastern Kentuckian, Ashley Judd first proved her acting abilities in her debut feature film role as Ruby Lee Gissing in Victor Nunez' internationally acclaimed "Ruby in Paradise."Having won major acting awards worldwide, Judd has demonstrated her range in a variety of genres and is a proven box office draw.
Judd is currently filming "Dolphin Tale" in Florida alongside Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Kris Kristofferson. "Dolphin Tale" follows the true story of a young boy who befriends a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap, and is set for a September 16th, 2011 release with Warner Brothers Pictures.
Also upcoming in 2011, Judd co-stars with Patrick Dempsey and Tim Blake Nelson in the independent film "Flypaper," written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and directed by Rob Minkoff. Judd is a bank teller caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies, while Dempsey attempts to save her from danger.
In 2009, Judd starred in the independent film "Helen," written and directed by Sandra Nettlebeck.This dramatic story revolves around a music professor named Helen (Judd), who suffers from a deep, debilitating depression, and the only one who can relate to her pain is a young female student. "Helen" premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theatres on July 30th, 2010.
In January 2010, Judd co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in the 20th Century Fox comedy/fantasy film "Tooth Fairy," as the wife of a hard-hitting minor league hockey player who's sentenced to one week's tooth fairy duty after telling his daughter tooth fairies aren't real.
In 2006, returning to her indie roots, Judd starred in the feature film "Come Early Morning," written and directed by actress Joey Lauren Adams, and in the Lions Gate film "Bug," as a lonely, paranoid, and traumatized recluse."Bug" was written by Tracy Letts, based on his play of the same name and directed by William Friedkin. The film won the International Press Award at Cannes in 2006 and Judd's performance generated a considerable amount of critical acclaim.The film was embraced by critics and audiences at the Sundance Film Festival as well, which was Judd's first time at the Festival since her debut in "Ruby in Paradise."
Emmy- and Golden-Globe nominated actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd makes her home outside Nashville, but she's an eighth-generation Kentuckian on her mother's side. Steeped in Judd family lore, she's decided to start her journey with her paternal heritage, exploring rumors that this side of the family line traces back to the Civil War and New England....…