Friday, May 21, 2010
Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of Michele, 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 one sibling, an older brother named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville with his 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.
Ashley Greene in 2009
She initially planned to become a model, but was told that she was not tall enough at 5'5" to be a runway model and should instead focus on commercials.After taking commercial and acting classes, she fell in love with acting and realized that she preferred it over modeling. Greene thus graduated from high school early at the age of 17 and moved to L.A. to pursue an acting career. Since then, she has appeared as a guest on many popular television programs, such as Punk'd and Crossing Jordan and also was featured in Russia duo t.A.T.u's music video "Dangerous and Moving".
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 and will reprise on 2011 in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Greene portrayed Michelle Burkham in the drama film Skateland, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
She will be reuniting with her Twilight co-star Kellan Lutz in the upcoming movie Warrior 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. Greene, in nothing but a bodypainted bikini, has appeared in advertisements for SoBe that ran in the 2010 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
People Magazine named Greene as one of the "World's Most Beautiful Women of 2010". She also received "The Style Icon Award" at Hollywood Life’s Young Hollywood Awards this year.
Questions were raised if she will star in the Scream 4. The deals are now concluded, Greene will play Neve Campbell’s cousin Jill, essentially the heroine of the movie.
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Punk'd Girlfriend 1 episode
2006 Crossing Jordan Ann Rappaport 1 episode
MADtv Amber 1 episode
Desire Renata 7 episodes
2007 King of California McDonald's Customer
2008 Shark Natalie Faber 1 episode
Otis Kim #4 Straight-to-DVD
Twilight Alice Cullen Teen Choice Award for Movie Fresh Face Female
Nominated–Scream Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Scream Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2009 Shrink Missy
Summer's Blood Summer Straight-to-DVD
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Alice Cullen
2010 Skateland Michelle Burkham Premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival
Radio Free Albemuth Rhonda Post-production
Warrior Brooklyn Post-production
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Alice Cullen Completed
2011 The Apparition Kelly Post-production
2012 Butter Pre-production