Ashley Michele Greene is an American television and film actress. She is best known for playing Alice Cullen in the 2008 film Twilight.
Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Joe and Michele Greene. 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 one sibling, an older brother named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville with her parents.
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.
Ashley Greene Quotes
“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.”
"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"
- Ashley Greene
On her favorite Alice Cullen moment:
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
On the fight training she recieved for the film “Twilight”:
The first two weeks I was in Oregon was strict training, and there was no shooting. There was a lot of baseball, because there’s a baseball scene. Then we did wire-work, and a lot of stuff to get us into the feeling of moving like a vampire. There were a couple of dance and movement classes
1. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) .... Alice Cullen
... aka Twilight 2 (USA: informal English title)
2. Warrior (2009) .... Brooklyn
3. Radio Free Albemuth (2009) .... Rhonda
4. Summer (2009) .... Summer
... aka Summer's Blood (USA)
5. Skateland (2009).... Michelle Burkham
6. Twilight (2008/I) .... Alice Cullen
7. "Shark" .... Natalie Faber (1 episode, 2008)
- Partners in Crime (2008) TV episode (uncredited) .... Natalie Faber
8. King of California (2007) .... McDonald's Customer
9. "Desire" .... Renata / ... (7 episodes, 2006)
- A Case of Nothing (2006) TV episode .... Renata
- Resurrection (2006) TV episode .... Renata
- Loyalty (2006) TV episode .... Renata
- If Only (2006) TV episode .... Renata
- What Is Past Is Prologue (2006) TV episode .... Renata
10. "Crossing Jordan" .... Ann Rappaport (1 episode, 2006)
- The Elephant in the Room (2006) TV episode .... Ann Rappaport
1. Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 (2009) (TV) .... Herself
2. "Punk'd" .... Girlfriend (1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #6.7 (2005) TV episode .... Girlfriend
Born Ashley Michele Greene
February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
Years active 2005-present
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Trade Mark Her beautiful eyes.
Ryan Eggold, Jackson Rathbone
Pretty Face, Hair and "Vegetarian"
Vices:Likes your blood
*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 movies is Breakfast At Tiffany's.
*Is the face of StopStaring.com, a website that sells retro-style dresses.
*Attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
*Studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
*Close friends with "Twilight" co-stars: Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz and Rachelle Lefevre.
*Ashley had to learn to pitch like a professional for the baseball scene in Twilight.
*Ashley wanted to be a model but got told that she was too short and was advised to take up acting.