Birth Name: Ashley Madekwe
Birth Place: LondonUK
Born and raised in London by a part-Nigerian father and an English mother, Madekwe frequently vied to be the center of attention, which led her father to make her take acting lessons. By the time she was in her late teens, she guest-starred on such venerable British series as "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010), and landed a supporting part in "Storm Damage" (BBC Two, 2000), a critically acclaimed TV movie; Madekwe played the ill-fated Annalise, the daughter of a drug addict who ends up in a care home for troubled youth. She then balanced formal training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with more television work, playing another edgy character, a pregnant secondary school student named Bev, on t...
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