Name: Ashley Michele Greene
Nicknames: Chewy (bear) & Asher
Date of birth: February 21, 1987,
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Hair color: Brunette
Occupation: Actress, model
Former jobs: Several modeling gigs, including ads for Feng Junk
Ashley Greene is a rising young star, who will have her big break playing Alice Cullen in Twilight due out this winter 2008. Greene is a southern girl from Jacksonville, Florida, who moved to Los Angeles fresh out of high school to pursue an acting career. She broke into Hollywood with roles in popular television shows including Ashton Kutcher’s prank show Punk’d and Fox’s MADtv.
Ashley is a former model. She has done modeling work for Fenk Junk, Vision NYC, Sutra and been photographed by Carlos Armando for some campaigns. Her acting career started in 2006 when she guest starred on the television shows Crossing Jordan, playing Ann Rappaport opposite Jill Hennessy and Miguel Ferrer, and Shark, in which she was only seen in brief shots in the background – but bigger parts soon followed. Ashley got a regular gig on the soap Desire, but the series was cancelled after just one season.
Stepping into the film scene, Ashley had a bit part in 2007’s King of California. Up next for her is thriller Otis and the sci-fi drama Radio Free Albemuth, where she plays Rhonda – and, of course, the highly anticipated Twilight movie.
Based on the beloved novel, Twilight is about a teenage girl, Bella, who risks everything when she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a vampire. It will be helmed by Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke and also stars Kristen Stewart as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme and Nikki Reed as Rosalie. Ashley Greene will play one of the vampires, Alice Cullen.
Alice shares many of the physical traits associated with Twilight vampires, such as inhuman beauty, pale skin, golden eyes which deepen to black depending on thirst, and deep, purple shadows under her eyes. She is described as being small, 4’10”, with petite, “pixie-like” features. Her hair is described as cropped, spiky, and black. She carries herself with the grace of a dancer when walking, and it is mentioned that with her agility she could make even a ballerina jealous.
“The auditioning process was really long for me…. a couple of months. And I don’t really know the people considered. I try not to focus on that stuff. And I knew about a month before I flew out,” Ashley says on her auditioning experience.
Certainly Twilight will open a lot of doors for this rising talent.
Has one sibling named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville, along with her still happily married parents, Joe and Michele.
She graduated high school early and moved from Jacksonville Florida to Hollywood at age 17.
She adores Audrey Hepburn, and as a result one of her all time favorite movie is Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Greene lives in Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys reading, as well as surfing when she gets the chance.
“I love love, love Audrey Hepburn. She’s so timeless and classically beautiful. Geena Davis is also great… Long Kiss Goodnight was a favorite of mine for a while. Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Felicity Huffman are some others I look up to.”
“I really would love to do a piece like Julia Roberts or Charlize Theron in Erin Brockovich or North Country. They were both so amazing and so inspiring. I would love to touch someone in the way they’re performances touched me. Obviously that will be when I play 30 and not 16 so I have time. Also a time piece.”
“Of course I’ve read all three books! A few times actually. I finished all three books, and become a fan before I was even cast!”
“Favorite Alice moment? Hmm…. there are a few but a moment that always makes me smile is the whole yellow Porsche bit…. it shows a playful warm connection between Edward and Alice.”
“The Cast is amazing! Everyone pretty much ‘clicks’ which is very nice considering we are family now.”
“Jackson Rathbone is an awesome guy! Such a fun person to be around. And I think there is a bit of chemistry with everyone in the cast. We all get along great. We all hang out and goof off together.”
“I am trying to keep the character pretty similar to the book. Everyone has a different take though. I don’t want to give anything away, but I am trying to give the character layers that people may not have picked up on. Most people see her as a cheerful cute bubbly girl, and there is just so much more to Alice than that.”
“Well, physically, there are a few differences. At this point I think we all know I’m much much taller which much longer hair. I relate somehow with any character but this one is a little different considering she is a vampire who can see the future. I do have the same intense love for my family I’m very blessed to have such an amazing family. And I care a lot about others feelings, I would never want to intentionally hurt anyone. And what girl doesn’t love shopping!?”
“Stephenie Meyer was so pleasant. She really is a sweet and talented woman I was a little nervous to meet her, but the second we sat down and began chattering away, I was completely comfortable. I’m very excited I was able to meet her!”
“We are doing a good amount of stunt work. So neat! I’m trying to do all of my own stunt stuff.”
“Catherine Hardwicke is a ball of energy. Positive energy. She’s very fun to work with!”
“There is the hope that its a huge film. There is that pressure to appeal to die hard fans and also people who have never heard of the book. If we can achieve that I think there is a real possibility of this movie doing great in the box office. Of course I think the numbers effect if there is a sequel. If we open huge then it would seem like the most logical thing to do. If we fizzle then I highly highly doubt the second book would be filmed.”
“Alice’s wardrobe is a mixture of modern edge with elegance and magic I have the best wardrobe…. I think I’m going to try to take it all back with me!”