Born in 1968 in California, brunette beauty Ashley Judd is best known for leading roles in several thrillers, including Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy.
In 2004, she was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe for her work in De-Lovely.
Off-screen, she is the face of H. Stern jewelers and American Beauty, an Estee Lauder brand.
Judd married NASCAR driver Dario Franchitti in December 2001.
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The actress-who is also active in humanitarian and political causes-entered a treatment center in 2006 due to depression.