"Ashley Madekwe awaay!"~spoken before taking flight into the sky or outer space.

Ashley Madekwe is the English actress born on 6th December 1981, best known for her role as social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge.


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Madekwe was born in London, England to a Nigerian and Swiss father and an English mother.[1] 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 TeachersDoctorsCasualty, 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 Threedrama 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 which eventually was picked up by Showtime in the United States,[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 aired on The CW. 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 is currently starring in the television series Salem.

In addition to her acting career Madekwe runs a successful fashion website called Ring My Bell.

Personal life[edit]Edit

On 17 June 2012, Madekwe married her long-time boyfriend, actor Iddo Goldberg.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Storm Damage Annalise Television film
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"
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 One-off pilot
2008 Trial & Retribution Maria Episode: "Tracks: Part 1"
2008–2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Bambi/Gloria White Main cast (series 2–3); 13 episodes
2008 Trexx and Flipside Ollie Main cast
2008 Wallander Dolores Maria Santana Episode: "Sidetracked"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Marissa Delfina Main cast; 4 episodes
2009 Coming Up Shanna Episode: "Raising Baby Rio"
2010 Above Their Station Kelly Eve One-off pilot
2011 Bedlam Molly Lucas Main cast (series 1); 6 episodes
2011–2013 Revenge Ashley Davenport Main cast (seasons 1–2); guest star (season 3); 43 episodes
2014 Salem Tituba Series regular


Flight-Ashey can fly. She can even carry others while in flight and levitation. She can fly at good speeds. Ashley can levitate during flight

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