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Ashley Greene: Snapshot

Name
Ashley Greene
Date of Birth
February 21, 1987
Birth Place
Jacksonville, Fla.
As clairvoyant vampire cutie Alice Cullen, Twilight's Ashley Greene has fans thirsting for more!

At 17, the brunette beauty graduated early from high school in order to pursue acting in Hollywood. After a few forgettable TV appearances, she landed her coveted role as Robert Pattinson's sister in Twilight.

But Greene's fame also landed her in a sticky situation, when nude photos of the actress surfaced on the Internet. She emerged unscathed, though, winning a Teen Choice Award in 2009. While wrapping up the final two Twilight flicks, Greene briefly spent her downtime canoodling with another equally hot, young star: Joe Jonas.

Ashley Greene: Video

Star Talk

Ashley Greene – who plays Alice Cullen – dishes about the sequel, her future-seeing character and more at the DVD release party (01:49)

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Ashley Greene: Five Fun Facts

  1. As a teen, Ashley Greene said she didn't have time for boys. "I didn't really have a boyfriend until I was probably 16, which my parents were thrilled about," she told InStyle.
  2. Ashley Greene helped style her Twilight character Alice Cullen onscreen. "We keep going back to Audrey Hepburn, because I adore her and I think Alice has similar fashion sense," Greene told Harper's Bazaar.
  3. Ashley Greene changed her dog's name from Harlow to Marlow. "I really liked the name Harlow, but that's Nicole Richie's kid's name," she told PEOPLE. "I thought that might not be entirely appropriate, so I just changed the first letter."
  4. Ashley Greene skipped her senior prom to move to California to pursue acting.
  5. For Twilight's memorable baseball scene, Ashley Greene learned to pitch overhead fastballs. "I've never played baseball in my life, so it was a lot of training," she told MTV. "We weren't sure if we were going to have to use a double."

Ashley Greene: Biography

2004

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Greene Goes Hollywood

At 17, Greene graduates early from high school (with honors!) and heads to Los Angeles to pursue acting. "I went through this stage where I would just go out, not be responsible, not focus on work or class," she tells Nylon magazine. "My management was like, 'Listen, you could go either way. You could be this person – a reality show actress. Or you could go this way – award-winning actress.' That was a real shock."

2008

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The Vampire Chronicles

Greene lands the role of vampire Alice Cullen in the supernatural romantic drama Twilight, adapted from author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling saga. The fan-favorite character serves as sister to undead brother Edward (played by Robert Pattinson) and best friend to his human love Bella (Kristen Stewart). "I hadn't even heard of the [Twilight] series before I was cast," she tells EW. "I did my research and found out what I'm getting myself into and was just blown away."

Ashley Greene

November 21

Bring On the Fanpires

"Twilighters" come out in droves for the film's release, making the vampire flick the weekend's top-grossing movie, with nearly $70 million. "It's been amazing so far and…the fans are really supportive and it's all been really good," Greene tells Vanity Fair. "I'm enjoying it right now and it's really exciting, as long as people don't, you know, follow me home."

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Michael Buckner/Getty; Everett; Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo

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