Ashley Madekwe Biography
Ashley Madekwe is a Nigerian-British actress best known for her roles as call girl Bambi in ITV2’s Secret Diary of a Call Girl and social climber Ashley Davenport in ABC’s Revenge.
As of 2014, she starred in the WGN America series Salem as Tituba. Madekwe got nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2021 for the role role she played in County Lines.
|Full Name:||Ashley Madekwe|
|Date of Birth:||December 6, 1983|
|Place of Birth:||East London, England|
|Net Worth:||$3 million – $4 million|
|Husband/Spouse:||Iddo Goldberg (m.2012)|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Ashley Madekwe was born on December 6, 1983 to a Nigerian-Swiss father and an English mother in East London, England. She earned a BA in acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She appeared in a number of stage productions while at the school, including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.
She has a cousin by name, Archie Madekwe who is also an actor, born on 10th of February, 1995.
Madekwe began her acting career with the film Storm Damage. She has since appeared in episodes of Teachers, Doctors, Casualty, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Madekwe made her film debut in the 2007 Woody Allen film Cassandra’s Dream, starring alongside Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor.
She went on to play Elisha in the one-off BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN, as well as Ollie in six episodes of Trexx and Flipside. She landed the role of Bambi on the ITV2 drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl in 2008, which was later picked up by Showtime in the United States, where she appeared in series two and three.
Madekwe appeared in the comedy film, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People in 2008. Her stage credits include Roy Williams’ Little Sweet Thing and David Watson’s Flight Path.
Madekwe made her official US debut in The Beautiful Life, a 2009 drama series that aired on The CW. She was cast as Ashley Davenport in the ABC drama series Revenge in February 2011. Following a guest appearance in the first episode of the third season, it was announced in late May 2013 that Madekwe would leave the series after two seasons.
She has also starred in the TV show, Salem.
During the second season of CBS All Access’ Tell Me A Story, Madekwe plays Simone Garland. When Simone returned home after her father’s untimely death, she was forced to confront the life she had purposefully left behind. Simone will put her own life in danger to uncover her family’s dark secrets, driven by remorse and rage.
Simone was born and raised in Nashville by her mother and father. Her mother died when she was six years old. She fled Nashville for North Carolina, where she lived a criminal life that included check fraud and identity theft, earning her a three-year prison sentence. She returned to Nashville after learning of her father’s death.
Madekwe also has a successful fashion blog called Ring My Bell in addition to her acting career.
Ashley Madekwe TV Shows
- 2021 – Tell Me Your Secrets
- 2019–2020 – Tell Me A Story
- 2019 – The Umbrella Academy
- 2019 – Four Weddings and a Funeral – Julia
- 2014–2017 – Salem
- 2011–2013 – Revenge
- 2011 – Bedlam
- 2010 – Above Their Station
- 2009 – The Beautiful Life: TBL
- 2009 – Coming Up
- 2008–2010 – Secret Diary of a Call Girl
- 2008 – West 10 LDN
- 2008 – Trial & Retribution
- 2008 – Trexx and Flipside
- 2008 – Wallander
- 2007 – Drop Dead Gorgeous
- 2006 – Vital Signs
- 2006 – Doctors
- 2006 – Casualty
- 2006 – Prime Suspect
- 2001–2002 – Teachers – Bev
- 2000 – Hope and Glory
- 2000 – Down to Earth
- 2000 – Storm Damage
- 1999 – The Bill
Ashley Madekwe Movies
- 2019 – County Lines
- 2011 – Victim
- 2008 – How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
- 2007 – Cassandra’s Dream
- 2006 – Venus
Ashley Madekwe got married in June 2012 to her long-term boyfriend, Iddo Goldberg who is an Israeli actor. They collaborated on Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and he also appeared alongside her on the TV show Salem.
Ashley has been seen on a special romantic dinner she had with her husband having a baby bump. The couple are expecting a baby very soon.
Ashley Madekwe Net Worth
Ashley has been acting so many intriguing movies of which she has amassed an estimated net worth of US$3 million – $4 million