Ashley Michele Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Michele (Tatum), an insurance broker, and Joseph Lacy Greene, US Marine who runs a concrete business.
A self-confessed tomboy and “daredevil”, Ashley loved to try to keep up with her older brother Joe, taking on activities such as taekwondo and winning several awards. Ashley says she was not allowed to spar the girls in taekwondo class because she “beat the girls up”. She even accidentally once gave a boy she liked a bloody nose and lip while sparring. Ashley admits she is a “competitive little sucker”.
Why Hollywood won’t cast Ashley Greene anymore
The stunning starlet has been absent from the big screen for awhile, and we have a few theories as to why she hasn’t made the transition from Twilight Saga star to household name as successfully as some of her contemporaries.
Ashley Greene’s not bankable
Be honest: Did you have to Google “Ashley Greene” just now to figure out who we were even talking about? Greene is stunning, but that hasn’t added up to name recognition. She had a shot at marquee status in The Apparition (2012) but the movie bombed commercially and received negative reviews, creeping up to only an 18 percent on Metacritic.
Ashley Greene avoids drama
Jonas threw his ex under the bus in October 2016 when he spoke about their sex life, in a lot of detail, in a Reddit AMA. “I lost my virginity to this girl named Ashley,” the DNCE frontman wrote. “You can probably just Google it. It’s pretty easy to figure out. I dated a girl named Ashley, so just Google it to figure out which Ashley that is.” He added, “I didn’t have any condoms, so I went to our drummer Jack’s room—who was my roommate at the time—and I demolished his room looking for them.
I found them underneath his underwear drawer. When he came home, he thought somebody broke into his room because his whole room was demolished. I was in dire need. Needed to happen then and now. Safety first, kids.” Afterward, Jonas was unapologetic, telling Entertainment Tonight, “Life’s too short…I’m just telling my stories and what I can say from my heart.