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Ashley Judd (born 19 April 1968; age 52) is the actress who played Ensign Robin Lefler in the two Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episodes "Darmok" and "The Game". Judd was born in Granada Hills, California as Ashley Tyler Ciminella; she is the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd, and half-sister of Wynonna Judd.

Judd filmed her scenes for "Darmok" on Thursday 18 July 1991 on Paramount Stage 9. The call sheet for this day features a yet "uncast actress" in the role of Lieutenant Larson which later became Robin Lefler. For "The Game", she filmed her scenes between Wednesday 28 August 1991 and Tuesday 3 September 1991 and on Thursday 5 September 1991 on Paramount Stage 8 and Paramount Stage 9. Star Trek provided the medium for her first on-screen kiss in "The Game" with Wil Wheaton.

Since her appearance on The Next Generation, Judd has become a major star in feature films. Her starring credits include the films Kuffs (with Christian Slater, George De La Peña and Leon Rippy), A Time To Kill (with Kurtwood Smith), Eye of the Beholder (with Genevieve Bujold), De-Lovely, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (with Fionnula Flanagan), High Crimes (with Bruce Davison, Jude Ciccolella and John Billingsley), Where the Heart Is, Double Jeopardy (with Bruce Greenwood), Kiss the Girls and Tooth Fairy (with Dwayne Johnson).

She is divorced from race car driver Dario Franchitti. Judd, a Democrat, considered campaigning for the United States Senate against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in 2014, but decided in March of 2013 against doing so.[1][2]

She appeared on the cover of Time magazine as a "Person of the Year" issue (2017), although not as herself alone, but as one of the "Silence Breakers."[3]

As of 2018, she is a regular on the drama series Berlin Station, along with Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, and James Cromwell.


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