Feb. 21st, 1987
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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Ashley Michele Greene (born February 21, 1987) is an American actress and model, best known for playing Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels.
Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and is the daughter of Michele (née Tatum), who works in insurance, and Joe Greene, a U.S. Marine who now owns his own concrete business. She grew up in Middleburg and Jacksonville, and went to University Christian School before transferring to Wolfson High School when she was in tenth grade. She moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. Greene has an older brother named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville with their parents.
Greene is good friends with her Twilight co-stars, particularly 'Kellan Lutz' and 'Jackson Rathbone' whom she knew before filming of the series began. Greene has stated that she grew up watching football and is a Florida Gators fan. She was also seen attending a Green Bay Packers game against the New York Giants with then boyfriend Joe Jonas and Jessica Szohr at Lambeau Field in 2010. In 2009, nude self-portraits of Greene were leaked onto the internet. Her attorneys threatened to sue various websites that published the pictures.
She initially planned to become a model, but was told that she was not tall enough at 5' 5" to be a fashion model and should instead focus on acting in commercials. After taking commercial and acting classes, she fell in love with acting and realized that she preferred it over modeling. Greene graduated from high school early and moved to L.A. to pursue an acting career. Since then, she has appeared as a guest on such television programs, as Punk'd and Crossing Jordan and some very small film roles in Shrink and King of California.
A self confessed tomboy and "daredevil", Greene loved to try to keep up with her older brother Joe, taking on activities such as taekwondo and winning several awards. Ashley says she was not allowed to spar the girls in taekwondo class because she "beat the girls up". She even accidentally once gave a boy she liked a bloody nose and lip while sparring. Ashley admits she is a "competitive little sucker".
Greene's big break came in 2008 when she was cast as Alice Cullen in Twilight, a film based on the novel of the same name by 'Stephenie Meyer'. She reprised her role as Alice in the 2009 sequel to Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2010's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2011's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 2012's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. She originally auditioned for Bella, but as she says herself "I was no Bella". She was called back to audition for the role of Alice Cullen. After a long auditioning process, Ashley was finally told she got the part.
Greene had previously worked in restaurants, but like the rest of her fellow Twilight cast mates Ashley found herself suddenly thrust into the limelight. Though she says she doesn't get the same kind of insanity as the boys - especially 'Rob Pattinson'. She says most fans relate to her on a "best friend" level rather than screaming at her hysterically.
Greene has already begun filming other roles and has high hopes for her career outside of the Twilight franchise. She has said she wants to be a superhero, a Bond girl and possibly Wonder Woman in future projects.
Greene portrayed Michelle Burkham in the drama film Skateland, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
She reunited with her Twilight co-star 'Kellan Lutz' in the movie A Warrior's Heart and also stars in thriller film, Summer's Blood, as well as the Dark Castle Entertainment production The Apparition, which began filming on February 1, 2010.
Appearing nude in a bodypainted bikini, Greene posed for SoBe advertisements that ran in the 2010 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She received "The Style Icon Award" at Hollywood Life’s Young Hollywood Awards this year. Greene was also presented an award from the PETA foundation for representing Avon and their no testing on animals policy.
In 2013, Ashley Greene starred in the historical film CBGB about the former Manhattan music club with the same name.