A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Today’s source of Inspiration is a celebrity that has famous family members and has become famous in her own right.  She is known as an actress and an activist and a humanitarian.  This caring/involved woman is Ashley Judd.


Ashley Tyler Ciminella was born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California.  She is the daughter of country music singer and motivational speaker Naomi Judd.  Ashley’s older sister, Wynonna, became a famous country singer as well.  Following her parents divorce, she moved with her mother and sister to Kentucky.  They lived there for most of her childhood.  She attended several schools before college.  She attended the University of Kentucky.  After college, she went to Hollywood, California and studied acting at Playhouse West.  She then moved to Williamson County, Tennessee and lived near where her mother and sister were living.


In 1999, she appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  She then had a recurring role in the drama series Sisters from 1991 until 1994.  In 1992, she made her film debut in Kuffs.  She has gone on to star in other films and television series.  She has been nominated for and won awards for her acting.


Ashley Judd has supported multiple charities.  Much of her humanitarian work has focused on AIDS and woman’s causes.  In addition to humanitarian work, she is active politically as well.  Her work has been recognized with the Kentucky Colonel honor.  She, also, received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College of Kentucky.


Ashley Judd was married to racing driver Dario Franchitti from 2001 until 2013.  She regularly attends University of Kentucky basketball games.  She has supported/attended football and hockey games there as well.  She has written about the NCAA championships for a local Kentucky newspaper.


Ashley Judd is an active celebrity that stays involved and busy in multiple arenas.  She stays involved in things she cares about.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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