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Ashley Madekwe

Ashley Madekwe stars as successful model Marissa Delfina in The CW's drama The Beautiful Life: TBL.

Madekwe is quickly becoming one of Britain's most in-demand young actresses. She landed her first film role in Lennie James's Storm Damage as a teenager, after which she won a place at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She graduated from RADA in July 2005.

Despite classical training and significant body of stage work, Madekwe is most recognized for her television roles, both in the U.S. and UK. Most notably she played Bambi in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. In the UK, she has played leading roles in W10 LDN, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Trexx and Flipside and Raising Baby Rio, to name a few.

Madekwe's film credits include How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, opposite Ewan McGregor, and Venus.

Theater credits include 93.2FM (Royal Court), The Indian Boy (Royal Shakespeare Company), Prayer Room (Edinburgh Lyceum/Birmingham Rep), Flight Path (Out of Joint/Bush Theatre) and Little Sweet Thing (Hampstead Theatre).

In early 2010, Madekwe will return as Bambi in the third season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, due to be shown on Showtime and ITV2 in the UK.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Ashley Madekwe Facts

BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Social Media smashleybell

Selected Filmography

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