Ashley Judd is an award-winning actress, who has appeared on film for well over two decades. The 49-year-old star has landed lead roles in films such as Double Jeopardy, Dolphin Tale, Bug, Divergent, High Crimes, and much more. In October 2017, Judd claims that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her on the set of the 1997 film Kiss the Girls. She is only over a dozen women, mostly Hollywood actresses, who has came forward with accusations of sexual harassment or assault against longtime film producer Harvey Weinstein.
The actress first appeared on two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1991, titled “Darmok” and “The Game”.
One of Ashley Judd’s first films was a 1993 critically-acclaimed independent film called Ruby in Paradise. Judd played the lead role of Ruby, which earned the young actress two awards: one Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress, and one Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female.
Judd is also known for her humanitarian work, traveling to Kenya, Cambodia, and Rwanda, as a poverty-awareness advocate. She is also known as an anti-AIDS activist. Politically, she aligns herself with the Democratic Party, and has supported both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama‘s run for president. Ironically, Harvey Weinstein was also a supporter (and donor) of Clinton and Obama.
In 2015, she became the first woman in history to narrate the opening of the Kentucky Derby telecast. Most recently, she’s appeared on the second season of Berlin Station and the revival of the hit Showtime series Twin Peaks.