Ashley Madekwe - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 19, 2022

Ashley Madekwe
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Salem (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 6, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ashley Ifeoma Madekwe
Birth Place: London, England
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Peter Madekwe
Mother's Name: Tracy Madekwe
Siblings: 1

Tyrone Madekwe (younger brother)

High School: The Brit School
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Swiss, German, English, Nigerian)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 17, 2012
Husband's Name: Iddo Goldberg

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 54 kg (119.05 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Ashley Madekwe?

Ashley Madekwe is an actress by profession and British by nationality. She is well known for starring in the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Revenge, Salem, The Umbrella Academy, and the film County Lines.

Ashley Madekwe – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ashley Madekwe was born on December 6, 1983, in London, England as Ashley Ifeoma Madekwe. Her father Peter Madekwe is of Nigerian, Swiss, and German while her mother Tracy Madekwe is of English descent. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling- a younger brother named Tyrone Madekwe. She grew up on a south London council estate and is now an aunt to niece Talyiah.

young Ashley Madekwe with her father and brother (top); with her mother (bottom) (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Ashley Madekwe attended The Brit School. She later went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she earned her BA in acting.

Her ethnicity includes Swiss, German, English, and Nigerian.

Ashley Madekwe – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Ashley Madekwe married her longtime boyfriend Iddo Goldberg on June 17, 2012. Her husband is an Israeli-British actor well known for starring in the series Secret Diary of Call Girl, Peaky Blinders, Salem, and Snowpiercer. The couple does not have any children yet.

 Also, the couple seems to be very happy together and there are no rumors of divorce around the pair.

Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg (Image: Instagram- posted Dec 2020)

Ashley Madekwe – Career

Early Days

While still a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she performed in numerous stage productions of King Henry V, and Wuthering Heights. Ashley 

Madekwe’s debut screen appearance was in an episode of the TV series The Bill. This was followed by minor roles in the films Venus (2006), Cassandra's Dream (2007), and in episodes of the TV series Down to Earth (2000), Teachers (2001-2002), Casualty (2006), Drop Dead Gorgeous (2007).

Finally, in 2008, Madekwe was cast as Bambi/Gloria White in the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She portrayed the character from 2008 to 2010 for a total of 13 episodes which gained her professional recognition.

Films, Series

Since then, Ashley Madekwe has portrayed characters in the episodes of the TV series Trexx and Flipside (2008), The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009), Bedlam (2011), Revenge (2011-2013) as Ashley Davenport, Salem (2014-2017), The Umbrella Academy (2019), Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Tell Me A Story (2019-2020), Made for Love (2022), etc.

Moreover, she has also played supporting characters in the films How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), Victim (2011), County Lines (2019).

Ashley Madekwe in The Umbrella Academy (Image: IMDb)


On the set of The Umbrella Academy, Ashley Madekwe has worked with Sheila McCarthy, Justin Cornwell, Patrice Goodman, Calem MacDonald, Stephen Bogaert.

Ashley Madekwe – Awards, Nominations

For her work in the film County Lines, Ashley Madekwe was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, both in the year 2019.

Ashley Madekwe – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on net worth of Ashley Madekwe is estimated at around $3 million dollars while the figure for her annual income is not known.

Ashley Madekwe – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Madekwe is followed by millions of followers.

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