Ashley Michele Greene was born on the February 21, 1987. It was announced on February 19, 2008 that she would play Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie. She has first auditioned for Twilight as Bella Swan. Sad that she didn't get the part, she later got a call that she would get the role as Alice. Author Stephenie Meyer said that Ashley Greene was the actor who came closest to her vision for their character. Meyer said, "I saw a picture of her and just thought, 'You found Alice! Oh my gosh!'"
Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of Michele, who works in insurance, and Joe Greene, a U.S. Marine who now owns his own concrete business. She grew up in Middleburg and Jacksonville, and went to University Christian School before transferring to Wolfson High School when she was in tenth grade. She moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. Greene has one sibling, an older brother named Joe, who still resides in Jacksonville with his parents.
Greene is good friends with her Twilight co-stars, particularly Kellan Lutz, whom she knew before filming the movie.
In August 2009, nude photos of Greene were leaked on the Internet. It is believed the photos were taken when she was 19 years old. The candid photos were posted on a number of Internet celebrity news web sites but swiftly removed, followed by a statement from Greene's attorney. "The photos in question, which appear to be of our client, are illegal and are being unlawfully displayed. Our client intends to take legal action. Ms. Greene is the owner of the copyrights in these photos, and as copyright owner, Ms. Greene owns the exclusive rights, among others, to reproduce, distribute, and to display the photos."
Career In 2005, Greene appeared on Punk'd, followed by appearances on Crossing Jordan and Desire in 2006 and King of California in 2007.
Her big break came in 2008 when she was cast as Alice Cullen in Twilight, after finishing Shark and Otis and appearing in the post-production video of Radio Free Albemuth. She went on to film Summer and Skateland, which will both be released in 2009. She reappeared as Alice in New Moon, which should be on DVD March 24, 2010.