Ashley Greene was born February 21, 1987 in Jacksonville Florida. The Twilight superstar initially planned to become a model not an actress, but at 5’ 5” tall she was told that she just wasn’t tall enough to make it on the catwalks. Deciding to give acting a go instead, she studied at the famous Lee Strasberg Institute before moving to LA at age 17 to pursue her acting dream.
Ashley started out with bit parts on TV on shows like Punk’d and MADtv before getting her big break in 2008 playing spunky future-seer Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie series. She originally auditioned for the role of Bella, but as she says herself "I was no Bella". The films have catapulted Ashley and her co-stars to international stardom and she’s now a teen pin-up. After Twilight, modelling offers came rolling in and Ashley has now famously posed nude in a bodypainted bikini for a series of ads that ran in the 2010 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.