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
Notable work L!VE TV, EastEnders, King of Queens, Celebrity Love Island
Website judishekoni.com

Judith Shekoni is a British actress, model and television presenter from Gorton, Manchester, England.[1]


Shekoni began her career on LIVE TV as an agony aunt. In 2002, she played the role of gangster's wife Marjorie "Precious" Hudson (née Hulton) in the BBC1 soap EastEnders. Shekoni has also appeared in films including Garfield 2 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Renee and Ali G Indahouse Shekoni has also made guest appearances in Casualty, Fat Friends and The King of Queens.

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 the 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. She joined the cast of Heroes Reborn in 2015, the NBC reboot of the original Heroes TV Show. She played Joanne Collins opposite Zachary Levi.[4]

Shekoni appears in the second season of the BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies airing in November 2016.[5] She is filming the new series Ice, appearing as Lady Rah, the kingpin of LA Diamond Trade.[6]




Shekoni along with British model Amanda Van Annan is the founder of Extension Evolution,[9] a company supplying premium hair extensions and is also the founder of two other companies, Make It America[10] and Actors Evolution.[11]


  1. ^ 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. ^ World/ 0979561 on IMDb
  3. ^ a b "Breaking News - FOX Gives Updates on "Lie to Me," Reality Projects - TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Twilight Star Joins Heroes Reborn". eonline.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Episode 2, Series 2, Ordinary Lies - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (15 August 2016). "Antoine Fuqua's Audience Drama 'Ice' Casts Judith Shekoni; 'Transparent' Adds Molly Bernard". deadline.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Movie Review: Club Dancer – Low brow effrontery". The Free Press Journal. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Heroes Reborn". NBC.com. 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  9. ^ "History of Extension Evolution". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Make It America". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Actors Evolution "Who we are" page". Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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