Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism.
Judd has had leading roles in such films as Ruby in Paradise (1993), Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), Kiss the Girls (1997), Double Jeopardy (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), High Crimes (2002), Dolphin Tale (2011), Divergent (2014), and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014).
1. IT’S UP TO US TO TAKE POP CULTURE BACK AND TO EXPRESS QUALITY AND DIGNITY FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS.
2. EVERYTHING I’VE DONE HAS BEEN PERSONALLY FUN, IMPORTANT, AND MEANINGFUL TO ME.
3. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CRAZY FOR THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK.
4. A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN DOING YOGA AND I THINK EVEN MORE THESE DAYS ARE EXPRESSING AN INTEREST IN IT. SO THERE ARE A LOT OF MANIFESTATIONS OF SPIRITUALITY HERE IN TOWN.
5. 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.
6. I THINK THAT, AS WITH MARRIAGE, YOU JUST KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO HAVE KIDS.
7. I’VE BEEN DEVOTED TO ALISON KRAUSS FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.
8. I THINK THAT BEING PERCEPTIVE AND HAVING INTERESTS IS NOTHING BUT AN ASSET.
9. YOU DON’T STAY MARRIED FOR 35 YEARS BY ACCIDENT. I THINK THAT THAT’S WILLFUL AND INTENTIONAL AND SOMETHING THAT BOTH PEOPLE REALLY WANT.
10. I THINK THAT WE GIVE THE IMPRESSION, TO CARRY ON YOUR METAPHOR, THAT WE GO A LITTLE FASTER THAN WE ACTUALLY DO. I’M FAIRLY LAZY SO I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN SLOWING DOWN.
11. AND IT BLEW MY MIND WHEN I STARTED TO GET WIND OF THE FACT THAT THEY ACTUALLY LIKED ME BEING AROUND. THAT WAS HUMBLING, BECAUSE KENTUCKY BASKETBALL IS A BIG DEAL, AND I AM NOT THE BIGGEST FAN – I AM JUST THE MOST NOTORIOUS ONE.
12. REGARDLESS, WE ARE A TWO CAREER HOUSEHOLD, AND IT’S DARIO’S SEASON, AND I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT GOING RACING.
13. 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.
14. PEOPLE SAY THAT TO ME AND I THINK WHAT UNITES ALL MY CHARACTERS IS THAT THEY ARE HURT; IT’S MOST ACCURATE TO SAY I PLAY CHARACTERS THAT ARE HURT BUT ARE RESPONDING TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT.