Ashley Madekwe

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Ashley Madekwe
Ashley Madekwe PaleyFest 12.jpg
Madekwe at the PaleyFest 2012
Born (1983-12-06) 6 December 1983 (age 35)
Years active1998–present
Iddo Goldberg (m. 2012)

Ashley Madekwe (born 6 December 1983) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as call girl Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.

Early life[edit]

Madekwe was born in South London, England into a mixed family.[1] Her father is Nigerian-Swiss and her mother is English. She grew up on a south London council estate and attended The Brit School at age 14. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she gained a BA in acting. While attending the school, she appeared in numerous stage productions including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.[2]


Madekwe started her acting career with a film titled Storm Damage. Since then, she has made guest appearances on Teachers, Doctors, Casualty, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Madekwe landed her first motion picture in the 2007 Woody Allen film Cassandra's Dream, opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Following that success, she played Elisha in the one-off BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN, and appeared in six episodes of Trexx and Flipside as Ollie. In 2008, she landed the role of Bambi on the ITV2 drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl,[3] appearing in series two and three. Madekwe starred in the 2008 comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Her theatre credits include Little Sweet Thing by Roy Williams and Flight Path by David Watson.[4]

Madekwe made her official US debut in the 2009 drama series The Beautiful Life, which only aired two episodes on The CW before being cancelled. In February 2011, she was cast as Ashley Davenport in the ABC drama series Revenge.[5] After being a regular for the first two seasons, it was reported in late May 2013 that Madekwe would depart the series following a guest appearance in the first episode of the third season.[6] She starred as Tituba in the television series Salem from 2014 to 2016.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2012, Madekwe married her long-time boyfriend, actor Iddo Goldberg.[7] They have worked together on Secret Diary of a Call Girl and he also had a role alongside her on the TV series Salem.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Venus Royal Court actress
2007 Cassandra's Dream Lucy
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Vicky
2011 Victim Tia


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Bill Janie Newton Episode: "Badlands"
2000 Hope and Glory Dawn Episode: "2.4"
2000 Down to Earth Julie Episode: "O Best Beloved"
2000 Storm Damage Annalise Television film
2001–2002 Teachers Bev 9 episodes
2006 Vital Signs Tart Episode: "1.5"
2006 Doctors Sophie Wells Episode: "A Mother's Love"
2006 Casualty Jade Clark Episode: "Worlds Apart"
2006 Prime Suspect Tanya Episode: "The Final Act, Part 1"
2007 Drop Dead Gorgeous Brogan Tully 3 episodes
2008 West 10 LDN Elisha Unsold TV pilot
2008 Trial & Retribution Maria Episode: "Tracks: Part 1"
2008–2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Bambi/Gloria White 13 episodes
2008 Trexx and Flipside Ollie 8 episodes
2008 Wallander Dolores Maria Santana Episode: "Sidetracked"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Marissa Delfina 4 episodes
2009 Coming Up Shanna Episode: "Raising Baby Rio"
2010 Above Their Station Kelly Eve Unsold TV pilot
2011 Bedlam Molly Lucas 6 episodes
2011–2013 Revenge Ashley Davenport 43 episodes
2014–2017 Salem Tituba 34 episodes
2019–present The Umbrella Academy Detective Eudora Patch Recurring
2019 Four Weddings and a Funeral Julia Guest role, upcoming miniseries
2019 Tell Me A Story Simone Main role


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  2. ^ ASHLEY MADEKWE Archived 5 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine,
  3. ^ "Revenge's Ashley Madekwe: I threw KFC rubbish on my ex's driveway". Metro. Associated Newspapers. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Ashley Davenport Played by Ashley Madekwe". American Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2011). "Jack Davenport To Co-Star In NBC's 'Smash'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Michael (31 May 2013). "Ashley Madekwe to Depart 'Revenge' in Third Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  7. ^ Wightman, Catriona (18 June 2012). "'Revenge' star Ashley Madekwe marries Iddo Goldberg". Digital Spy.

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