Ashley Madekwe is a British actress best known for her role as social climber, Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama Revenge (2011-13). Before she moved to America, Madekwe featured in a variety of well-known British TV programmes including The Bill (1999), Teachers (2001-2) Doctors (2006), Casualty (2006), Prime Suspect (2006) and Trial and Retribution (2008).
Her breakthrough role was in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2008-10) where she co-starred alongside Billie Piper. This coincided with a role in the Bafta-winning Wallander (2008) co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Madekwe’s first American role was in The Beautiful Lie (2009) co-starring Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. In 2011, she starred in Bedlam co-starring Theo James, Lacey Turner and Hugo Speer.
Nowadays, you can find Madekwe starring in Salem, based on the real Salem witch trials of the 17th century. The programme co-stars Shane West, Tamzin Merchant and Madekwe’s own husband Iddo Goldberg. It has been a huge success with fans and was re-commissioned for a second series next year. She also has a hugely popular fashion blog Ring My Bell.