Ashley Judd is a popular American actress who has starred in several movies in her career that has spanned more than three decades. She is also a political activist who has been involved in political activism and global humanitarian efforts. She is one of the renowned celebrities in the entertainment industry.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ashley Judd’s net worth is estimated to be $22 million. The multi-million dollars of fortune that the talented actress has accumulated comprises her income from several movies and series that she has starred in and also from other ventures. Let’s know more about the talented actress’s fortune and earnings.
Ashley Judd Net Worth And Career
Aforementioned, Ashley Judd’s net worth is $22 million. Over her acting career that spanned more than three decades, the talented and beautiful actress has starred in numerous movies and series which were both critically and financially acclaimed.
Income From Movies
Ashley started her career in 1991 when she appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She was then offered a recurring role as Reed, the daughter of Alex (portrayed by Swoosie Kurtz), on the NBC drama Sisters.
In 1992, Ashley made her feature film debut with a small role in an American action comedy film Kuffs. After that, she was offered her first starring role in the 1993 film Ruby in Paradise. The movie was critically acclaimed and made a total of $77.6K in box office collections. Soon after that, she played various roles in several different movies. Some of the films starring Ashley, along with their box office collections are given below.
|Movies||Box Office Collections|
|A Dog's Way Home||$42M|
|A Time to Kill||$108.7M|
|Where the Heart Is||$33.8M|
|Someone Like You||$27.3M|
|Come Early Mornings||$117.6K|
Most of the films starring Ashley were critically acclaimed, along with the massive box office collections that these movies have managed to garner. The movies that she starred in all these years have helped increase her wealth.
Income From TV Series
Apart from movies, Ashley has also appeared in several series and TV shows. She debuted in the television world by appearing in two episodes of the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then, she appeared in several other shows. Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Who Do You Think You Are?, Rachael Ray, Missing, American Masters, The View, Tavis Smiley, etc., are some of the TV series that Ashley has appeared in.
Ashley’s most acclaimed role is of BB Yates in an American drama television series Berlin Station. The series starring Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, and Richard Jenkins was first premiered on Epix on October 16, 2016. The show has helped Ashley earn an enormous sum and she must have had an impressive salary.
Ashley Judd’s Book
Apart from acting, Ashley Judd has also written a book, a memoir named All That is Bitter and Sweet. According to Amazon, the book costs $10.01 for the paperback version.
Since Judd is a famous actress, many of her fans might have purchased her memoir to learn about the actress’s trials and tribulations from adolescence to adulthood. This, in turn, has undoubtedly helped increase Ashley Judd’s net worth.
Alongside earning from her acting works, Ashley has also earned a significant amount from her other endeavors. Ashley was the advertising “face” of various beauty brands and companies like H. Stern jewelers, Estée Lauder, a cosmetic brand that is sold exclusively at Kohl’s department stores and American Beauty.
In 2007, Goody’s Family Clothing launched three fashion clothing lines. These clothing lines collaborated with Judd and launched the clothing lines in the fall, which were named “AJ,” “Love Ashley,” and “Ashley Judd.” They also added the “Ashley Judd Plus” line in 2008.
Well, thanks to all her work, it is no surprise that Ashley Judd’s net worth is that grand.
Judd Is Also Engaged In The Humanitarian Work
Ashley’s humanitarian work has focused on gender equality and reproductive health, and the rights of girls and women. She has also worked with YouthAIDS in places affected by illness and poverty. Judd was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA in 2016. She has been involved in various councils and organizations such as Women for Women International, International Center for Research on Women, and Equality Now.
She has also supported various charities and foundations like Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Malaria No More, Five & Alive, ICRW, and many others.
Ashley Is Also A Political Activists
Ashley has always been vocal about various political activities. In 2008, she supported Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign. She has worked for various notable causes. The beautiful actress represented as a delegate of Tennesee to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She has also endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State of Kentucky after she announced her candidacy.
Similarly, she also endorsed Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for the 2020 United States Presidential election.
Lifestyle And Assets
As stated earlier, Ashley Judd’s net fortune is $22 million. The massive fortune that she has earned has helped her live a comfortable lifestyle in Leipers Fork, Tennessee.
In 2015, she bought a house in Ashland, the northeastern Kentucky city. The house was previously owned by her father, and that was where she spent part of her childhood. She paid $120,000 for the house.
Ashley was married to a famous professional race car driver Dario Franchitti, who reportedly has a net worth of $72 million. The couple got married in December 2001, at Skibo Castle, Scotland, and eventually got divorced in 2013. They sold the property after the divorce and might have distributed the money equally. Both of them have moved on with their lives with Dario marrying Eleanor Robb and Judd enjoying her life as a single woman. She is also the godmother of one of Franchitti’s daughters.
Trivia And Facts
- Ashley Tyler Ciminella, aka Ashley Judd, was born on April 19th, 1968, in Granada Hills, California, USA.
- Ashely’s parents are Naomi Judd, a country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael Charles Ciminella, a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry.
- Ashley is the half-sister of Wynonna Judd, a multi-award-winning American country music singer.
- In 2018, she filed a defamation and sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.
- In 2021, she shattered her leg while hiking in the jungle in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She spent 55 hours journeying with African porters’ help to get to the surgery in a hospital in South Africa.