Ashley Greene is an American actress and model who is perhaps best known for playing Alice Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels.
Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 21, 1987. While initially wanting to be a model, Greene was told she was too short, so she transitioned to acting. After high school, Greene moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Greene’s major breakthrough came when she was cast as Alice Cullen in the Twilight series. Greene portrayed Alice in Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Unfortunately for Greene, her career never took off after the Twilight series, as she’s only had a handful of roles since in films such as Wish I Was Here and In Dubious Battle, which was directed by James Franco.
Greene has also lent her voice to video games as she portrayed Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in Batman: Arkham Knight.
As a model, Greene appeared in the 2010 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition wearing nothing but body paint.