The Twilight film series based on a book of the same title by Stephenie Meyer was the breakout film for a handful of its cast including Ashley Greene. Greene played the role of Alice Cullen, the adoptive sister of Edward Cullen who has the special ability to see the future. The role won her a total of 6 awards including two Teen Choice Awards for Scene Stealer Female.
After the Twilight film series came to an end in 2012 following the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Greene went ahead with her career. Her films since then have included; Staten Island Summer and In Dubious Battle.
Ashley Greene Biography (Age)
Ashley Michele Greene was born on the 21st of February 1987, in Jacksonville, Florida to Joe Greene and Michele Greene (née Tatum). Her father Joe had a stint with the U.S. Marine before beginning his own concrete business. Her mom is an insurance broker. Ashley began her high school education at University Christian School but would later graduate from Wolfson High School where she began attending from the 10th grade.
Ashley has an older brother named Joe whom she is very close to. As a young girl, she was somewhat of a tomboy and trained in taekwondo. She struggled a bit with self-confidence during her teens but became more confident in herself after she started hanging out with girls more mature than she was. In a bid to boost her self-confidence, her mom got her enrolled in modeling classes. However, due to her not-so-tall height, Greene couldn’t continue with modeling.
She thought of pursuing a degree in Psychology and Law but gave commercials a try after modeling failed. While acting in commercials, Greene fell in love with acting and kissed her law dreams goodbye.
Ashely was very brilliant in school, and as a result was able to graduate early, before the age of 17. She then sought to pursue an acting career and as such, relocated to Los Angeles, California. While auditioning for roles, Greene worked in a restaurant to support herself. She got her start playing small roles in TV shows like Crossing Jordan, Mad TV, and Desire. Three years after reaching Hollywood, Greene got her big break with the role of Alice Cullen in Twilight. She had originally auditioned for the role of Bella Swan which went to Kristen Stewart.
The film immediately thrust Greene into the spotlight and she has been able to maintain her relevance in the film industry since then.
Her Net Worth
Ashley starred in all 5 films of the Twilight series which grossed a combined $3.34 billion against a mere budget of $385 million. The films are no doubt Greene’s highest-paid gig. She earned $1.25 million for each of the last two films in the series. Her net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Ashely Greene has had her fair share of romance in Hollywood. She began dating Australian TV announcer Paul Khoury in 2013. The couple dated for three years before getting engaged in December 2016. They wedded on the 6th of July 2018 in San Jose, California. Wedding Magazine Brides were the first to announce their wedding on the evening of the day they wedded.
Though a small wedding, guests at the outdoor event included a handful of celebrities, including Lauren Paul, Aaron Paul, Josh Duhamel, and Evan Ross. The couple employed the services of celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss. Greene wore a wedding dress designed by Katie May and would later change into a piece by Windi Williams-Stern for the reception.
Greene’s husband Paul was born on 6th September 1988. The Aussie TV personality began his career as a musician. He was a member of the Melbourne-based band named Gravel for which he played the bass. Paul has hosted many popular shows in Australia including The Aussie Millions, one of the richest poker events in the world.
Before Paul Khoury, Ashley Greene was in other relationships that came to the media light. Greene briefly dated Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford in 2009. In 2010, she was romantically involved with Jonas Brothers member, Joe Jonas. Their relationship lasted for about a year and according to reports, Joe lost his virginity to her. Greene then moved on to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical lead Reeve Carney before dating Paul.
Ashley Greene is of average height, a feature that was somewhat a limitation for her when she wanted to start out her career as a model. Greene was told that she was too short and should consider commercials instead. While doing commercials, Greene discovered her passion for acting, and the rest is history. She stands at about 5 feet 5 inches.