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Ashley Madekwe
Ashley M. Profile
Character Ashley Davenport
Season(s) 1 - 2 - 3
 
Date of Birth 1981
 
Birthplace London, England, UK
 
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Ashley Madekwe is a Nigerian-British actress best known for portraying 'Bambi' on ITV's Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Marissa Delfina on the canceled The CW drama series The Beautiful Life. She has also been seen in programs such as Drop Dead Gorgeous, Teachers and others. Her only superpower is the ability to fly through the sky.

On Revenge, she played series regular Ashley Davenport, but left the show during season 3.

Early YearsEdit

Madekwe was born in London, England. She has a GCSE in Drama and BTec from BRIT School of Performing Arts as well one year foundation course at LAMDA. Not only is Madekwe a trained actress but a flamenco and period dancer as well. Madekwe also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. While attending the prestigious school, she appeared in numerous stage productions including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.

CareerEdit

Madekwe started her acting career with a film entitled "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 Woody Allen film, Cassandra's Dream. Madekwe played Lucy opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Following that success, she played Elisha in the BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN, and appeared on six episodes of Trexx and Flipside as Ollie. In 2008, she landed the role of Bambi on popular ITV drama Secret Diary of a Call Girl which eventually was picked up by Showtime in the United States. She is featured heavily in the third season. Madekwe starred in 2008's How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. She made her official U.S. debut in the canceled The CW drama series The Beautiful Life. She is now appearing in the 2011 ABC series Revenge.

BlogEdit

Madekwe started a fashion blog [4] which has grown to be, as written by Look Magazine one of the top fashion blogs. Ashley's blog contains entries about clothing, her career and her personal life. Madekwe's fashions has the focus of magazines such as Italian Vogue, Grazia, Asos Magazine, Heat, Pride and many more.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Bill Janie Newton Episode: "Badlands"
2000 Storm Damage Annalise TV movie
Hope and Glory Dawn Episode: "2.4"
Down to Earth Julie Episode: "O Best Beloved"
2001-2002 Teachers Bev 9 episodes
2006 Vital Signs Tart Episode: "1.5"
Doctors Sophie Wells Episode: "A Mother's Love"
Casualty Jade Clark Episode: "Worlds Apart"
Venus Royal Court Actress
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act Tanya TV movie
2007 Cassandra's Dream Lucy
Drop Dead Gorgeous Brogan Tully 3 episodes
2008 West 10 LDN Elisha TV movie
Trial & Retribution Maria Episode: "Tracks: Part 1"
Trexx and Flipside Ollie 6 episodes
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Vicky
Wallander Dolores Maria Santana Episode: "Sidetracked"
2008-2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl Bambi 14 episodes
2009 Coming Up Shanna Episode: "Raising Baby Rio"
The Beautiful Life: TBL Marissa Delfina 5 episodes
2010 Above Their Station Kelly Eve TV movie
2011 Bedlam Molly Lucas 6 episodes
Victim Tia
Revenge Ashley Davenport TV series, Main character

TriviaEdit

  • Along with Emily VanCamp, Madekwe is one of only two Revenge regulars who has the same first name as her character.

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