Born in Jacksonville, Florida to mother Michele, who works in insurance and father Joe, a former U.S. marine who owns a concrete business, Ashley Greene is most known for her role as Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of the "Twilight" novels.
Ashley has an older brother. She told seventeen.com, "My brother is actually about to try his hand in acting so he's moving out to California. He's older by about a year and a half but we're extremely close. He's one of my best friends."
Ashley Greene initially wanted to become a model but was told she was not tall enough. After she took some acting classes, she fell in love with it. She graduated high school at 17 and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. She told Nylon magazine, "I went through this stage where I would just go out, not be responsible, not focus on work or class. My management was like, 'Listen, you could go either way. You could be this person " a reality show actress. Or you could go this way " award-winning actress.' That was a real shock."
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Ashley Greene landed bit parts on TV shows, including "Crossing Jordan" and "Shark," as well the MTV series "Punk'd."
In 2008, Ashley's life would change when she was cast as Alice Cullen. She would reprise the role in the sequels, "New Moon," "Eclipse," and "Breaking Dawn." Originally, she auditioned for the role of Bella Swan, but was later given the role of Alice Cullen, a vampire that can see the future. As she told EW, "I hadn't even heard of the ["Twilight"] series before I was cast. I did my research and found out what I'm getting myself into and was just blown away."
When talking about attending the premiere with her family, Ashley Greene told seventeen.com, "I didn't go to college, but this [premiere] will be one of those monumental things [like graduating from college] for me." She expanded to Vanity Fair, "It's been amazing so far and .the fans are really supportive.I'm enjoying it right now and it's really exciting, as long as people don't, you know, follow me home."
In 2009, she found herself at the center of a nude scandal when images of her appeared on the web. She was also accused of being one of the triggers for Demi Lovato's admittance into rehab, due to her relationship with Demi's ex, Joe Jonas.
In 2010, Ashley Greene posed nude in a body painted bikini for SoBe advertisements that ran in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Ashley continued to act with appearances in "Pam Am," and "Americana." She has been in relationships with Chace Crawford from "Gossip Girl," singer Joe Jonas, and Reeve Carney. Ashley Greene resides in Los Angeles.
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