Madekwe at the PaleyFest 2012
6 December 1983 |
|Spouse(s)||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.
Madekwe was born in East London, England. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Swiss descent. 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. She's now married to the actor Iddo Goldberg.
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, 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.
Madekwe made her official US debut in the 2009 drama series The Beautiful Life which aired on The CW. In February 2011, she was cast as Ashley Davenport in the ABC drama series Revenge. 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.
She starred in the television series Salem from 2014 - 2015, which her husband also stars in.
In addition to her acting career Madekwe runs a successful fashion blog called Ring My Bell.
|2006||Venus||Royal Court actress|
|2008||How to Lose Friends & Alienate People||Vicky|
|1999||Bill, TheThe 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|
|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||Beautiful Life: TBL, TheThe 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|
- ASHLEY MADEKWE Archived 5 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine., ashbee.net
- "Revenge's Ashley Madekwe: I threw KFC rubbish on my ex's driveway". Metro. Associated Newspapers. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- "Ashley Davenport Played by Ashley Madekwe". American Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011.
- Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2011). "Jack Davenport To Co-Star In NBC's 'Smash'". Deadline.com. PMC. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- O'Connell, Michael (31 May 2013). "Ashley Madekwe to Depart 'Revenge' in Third Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- Wightman, Catriona (18 June 2012). "'Revenge' star Ashley Madekwe marries Iddo Goldberg". Digital Spy.