Ashley Madekwe

Born: 06/12/1981 (42 yo)
Birth place: London (England)

Citizenship : United Kingdom
Ascendant : Nigeria
Ethnicity : English, Swiss & Nigerian

Occupation : Actress
Active Years: from 1999 to present


Ashley Madekwe is an English actress, best known for her role as social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge. As of 2014, she stars as Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.


Madekwe was born in London, England to a Nigerian and Swiss father and an English mother. 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.


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 which eventually was picked up by Showtime in the United States, 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 is currently starring in the television series Salem.

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

In June 2012, Madekwe married her long-time boyfriend, actor Iddo Goldberg. He also stars on the TV series Salem.

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  • 2000      Storm Damage
  • 2006      Venus  
  • 2007      Cassandra's Dream        
  • 2008      How to Lose Friends & Alienate People              
  • 2011      Victim 



  • 1999      The Bill Janie Newton  
  • 2000      Hope and Glory  
  • 2000      Down to Earth  
  • 2001–02 Teachers (9 episodes)
  • 2006      Vital Signs  



  • 2006      Doctors  
  • 2006      Casualty  
  • 2006      Prime Suspect  
  • 2007      Drop Dead Gorgeous  
  • 2008      West 10 LDN  
  • 2008      Trial & Retribution  
  • 2008–10 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (13 episodes)
  • 2008      Trexx and Flipside (8 episodes)
  • 2008      Wallander  
  • 2009      The Beautiful Life: TBL  
  • 2009      Coming Up  
  • 2010      Above Their Station
  • 2011      Bedlam (6 episodes)
  • 2011–13 Revenge (43 episodes)
  • 2014–15 Salem (11 episodes)