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Ashley Judd Timeline

April 19, 1968: Born as Ashley Tyler Ciminella in Granada Hills, California to Michael Ciminella and Naomi Judd. Her sister is Wynonna Judd.

1972: Parents divorce.

Mid 70s into the 80s: Attends twelve schools in thirteen years.

1987: First appears on screen in Star Trek: Next Generation with Wil Wheaton.

1990: Graduates with honors from the University of Kentucky, minoring in Anthropology, Art History, Theater, and Women's Studies. She's a semester short of a B.A. in French.

1991: Turns down a role in Home Improvement which Pamela Anderson gets.

Jan. 10, 1992: Plays Wife of Paint Store Owner in Kuffs with Milla Jovovich and Christian Slater. Turns down a bigger role because it would have involved a nude scene. She says: "My mother worked too hard for me to take my clothes off in my first movie."

Nov. 23, 1993: Thrown off her horse in Franklin, Tennessee and is hospitalized for two days.

1994: Plays Grace Mulberry in Natural Born Killers but her scenes are cut out.

June 9, 1995: Plays Felicity in Smoke with Harvey Keitel.

Dec. 15, 1995: Plays Charlene Shiherlis in Heat with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, and Natalie Portman.

July 24, 1996: Plays Carla Brigance in Time to Kill with Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, and Kevin Spacey.

Aug. 30, 1996: Plays Pam Anderson in Normal Life with Luke Perry.

1997: When a friend tells her that eating meat means you "eat the animal's fear", she decides to become a vegetarian.

Sept. 10, 1997: Plays Dr. Kate McTiernan in Kiss the Girls with Morgan Freeman.

Sept. 11, 1998: Plays Rebecca Wenteworth in Simon Birch with Jim Carrey.

Sept. 21, 1999: Plays Elizabeth 'Libby' Parsons in Double Jeopardy with Tommy Lee Jones.

Apr. 28, 2000: Plays Lexie Coop in Where the Heart Is with Sally Field and Natalie Portman.

Mar. 20, 2001: Plays Jane Goodale in Someone Like You with Marisa Tomei.

Dec. 2001: Marries racer Dario Franchitti at Skibo Castle near Dornoch, in Sutherland, Scotland.

Apr. 3, 2002: Plays Claire Kubik in High Times with Amanda Peet and Morgan Freeman.

June 3, 2002: Plays younger Viviane Abbott 'Vivi' Walker in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood with Sandra Bullock.

Aug. 29, 2002: Plays Tina Modotti in Frida with Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, and Antonio Banderas.

Feb. 23, 2004: Plays Jessica Shepard in Twisted with Andy Garcia and Samuel L. Jackson.

June 22, 2005: Becomes the spokeperson for Youth Aids International.

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