Ashley Judd’s father, Michael C. Ciminella Biography: Wife, Age, Height, Net Worth, Children, Instagram, Wikipedia, NBC Sports

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Michael Charles Ciminella, known professionally as Michael C. Ciminella, widely known as Ashley Judd‘s father, is a former sports news producer and marketing consultant.

While Ashley Judd has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, her father has had a successful career behind the scenes.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Michael has played a significant role in supporting his daughter’s endeavors and has been by her side during challenging times.


  • Full name: Michael Charles Ciminella
  • Date of birth: 1944
  • Age: 79 years old (as of 2023)
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Former sports news producer, marketing consultant
  • Height: 5’9″ (175 cm)
  • Parents: Bernadine Mary Dalton (mother), Michael Lawrence Ciminella (father)
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Mollie Whitelaw
  • Children: 1
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: Estimated at $3 million

Early Life & Education

Michael Charles Ciminella was born in Ashland, Kentucky, United States 1944. His parents, Bernadine Mary Dalton and Michael Lawrence Ciminella, have since passed away. Growing up in Kentucky, Michael had a typical childhood, surrounded by the beauty of the state and its rich culture.

He attended Fork Union Military Academy PG Football for his high school education and later pursued his undergraduate studies at Transylvania University.

Michael’s thirst for knowledge and ambition led him to further his education at the University of California Los Angeles, where he obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Personal Life

Michael Ciminella was previously married to American singer and actress Naomi Judd. The couple tied the knot in 1964 but sadly divorced in 1972.

Together, they have a daughter named Ashley Judd, who followed in her mother’s footsteps and became an acclaimed actress and political activist.

Currently, Michael is happily married to Mollie Whitelaw. The couple has been together since November 2010 and resides in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.


Michael Ciminella found success in his career as a sports news producer and marketing consultant. He worked with prominent television networks such as ESPN, CBS, ABC, and NBC Sports, where he served as a freelance remote sports producer.

Additionally, Michael utilized his marketing expertise in the aerospace industry, working with an aerospace sub-contractor.

He established an advertising agency in the thoroughbred industry, showcasing his passion for horses and the racing world.

Michael’s extensive experience and knowledge have made him a respected figure in his field.

Net Worth

With his successful career and various ventures, Michael Ciminella has amassed an estimated net worth of $3 million.

His dedication to work and entrepreneurial spirit have contributed to his financial success.

Social Media

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