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ASHLEY JUDD (Younger Vivi) an eight-generation Eastern Kentuckian,
first demonstrated her acting ability in her debut feature film role as Ruby
Lee Gissing in Victor Nunez's internationally acclaimed Ruby in Paradise.
She most recently starred with Hugh Jackman in the feature Someone Like
You, directed by Tony Goldwyn, and High Crimes, which re-teams her
with her Kiss the Girls co-star, Morgan Freeman. Prior to that,
Judd was seen in Bruce Beresford's box office hit Double Jeopardy,
with Tommy Lee Jones, and opposite Ewan McGregor in Destination Films'
thriller Eye of the Beholder, which screened in the Drama and Visions
category of the 1999 Venice Film Festival. She also starred in Where the
Heart Is, with Natalie Portman, the taut thriller Kiss the Girls, opposite
Morgan Freeman, The Locusts, with Vince Vaughn and Kate Capshaw, and
the Disney drama Simon Birch, with Oliver Platt. Judd was also seen in
Michael Mann's crime drama Heat, for which she won critical acclaim
opposite Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. She appeared in Joel
Schumacher's crime drama A Time To Kill, with Sandra Bullock, Samuel
L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey, and opposite Luke Perry in John McNaughton's
In 1996, Judd earned an Emmy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination
for her portrayal of Norma Jean in HBO's Norma Jean & Marilyn.
Judd made her theatrical debut in the Naked Angels' Production of Busted,
directed by Timothy Hutton. She went on to star as Madge on Broadway in
William Inge's Pulitzer prize-winning play, Picnic, at the Roundabout
Theatre Company, while simultaneously filming a supporting role in the Miramax
Judd will next be seen in the biopic Frida, about artist Frida Kahlo,
scheduled for release in October 2002.
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