Judi Shekoni

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Judi Shekoni
Judi Shekoni by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Judith Shekoni
Gorton, Manchester, England
Occupation Actress, model, television presenter
Height 5 ft 10 34 in (1.80 m)

Judith "Judi" Shekoni is a British actress, model and television presenter from Gorton, Manchester, England who is currently based in Hollywood. She has two sisters and brothers.[1]


Shekoni began her career on LIVE TV as an agony aunt. From 11 June to 19 July 2002, she played the role of gangster's wife Marjorie "Precious" Hudson (née Hulton) in the BBC1 soap EastEnders. Shekoni has also had bit parts in films including Garfield 2 as a tour guide, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Renee and Ali G Indahouse as a Jacuzzi girl. Shekoni has also made guest appearances in Casualty, Fat Friends and The King of Queens.

In 2005, she appeared in the ITV reality TV show, Celebrity Love Island alongside Calum Best, Paul Danan, Abi Titmuss and Nikki Ziering among others. She was the first celebrity to be voted off the show by the public. "For the short period I was there I got on with everybody and didn't have any negative experiences. But when I watch it now I just think, oh God, I had a lucky escape that I didn't end up crying in front of the cameras, or getting rejected by any of the guys, or involved in any of the arguments."[1]

Shekoni lives in Los Angeles where she has appeared on US television shows such as NCIS, All of Us and Damages. She was the host of Fox reality show When Women Rule the World (2008)[2] although the show was never broadcast in America.[3] She played Zafrina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.




Shekoni along with British model Amanda Van Annan is the founder of Extension Evolution,[5] a company supplying premium hair extensions and is also the founder of two other companies, Make It America[6] and Actors Evolution.[7]


  1. ^ a b 16 February 2007 (2007-02-16). "Celebrity Love Island: Judi just happy to escape - Manchester Evening News". Menmedia.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  2. ^ Women Ruled the World/ 0979561 at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b The Futon Critic
  4. ^ "Heroes Reborn". NBC.com. 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  5. ^ "History of Extension Evolution". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Make It America". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Actors Evolution "Who we are" page". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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