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. Ashley 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. Ashley Greene grew up in Middleburg and Jacksonville, and went to University Christian School before transferring to Wolfson High School when she was in tenth grade. Ashley Greene moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. Ashley Greene has an older brother named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville with their parents.
Ashley Greene is good friends with her Twilight co-stars, particularly Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone whom she knew before filming of the series began. She dated singer Joe Jonas. The two broke up in March 2011. Greene has stated the 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 Jonas and Jessica Szohr at Lambeau Field in 2010. In 2009, nude self portraits of Ashley Greene were leaked onto the internet. Her attorneys threatened to sue various websites that published the pictures.
Ashley Greene 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. Ashley 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.
Ashley 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 the role again in 2011, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2.
Ashley Greene portrayed Michelle Burkham in the drama film Skateland, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Ashley Greene reunited with her Twilight co-star Kellan Lutz in the 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.
Appearing nude in a bodypainted bikini, Ashley 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. Ashley Greene presented an award at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010.
2006 Crossing Jordan
2007 King of California
2009 Summer's Blood
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2010 Radio Free Albemuth
2010 A Warrior's Heart
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2011 The Apparition
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
2011 Pan Am
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
2012 LOL: Laughing Out Loud
2012 The Boom Boom Room