Ashley Madekwe

by ethnic on October 5, 2011

Place of Birth: Stepney, Tower Hamlets, London, England

Date of Birth: 6 December, 1981

*Nigerian, Swiss-German (father)
*English (mother)

Ashley Madekwe is a British actress. She is known for her roles on the British series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and the ABC series Revenge, as Ashley Davenport.

Ashley is the daughter of Tracy (Mansfield) and Peter Madekwe.

Ashley’s paternal grandparents are Hamilton Amechina Madekwe and Margaret Kummli. Hamilton was Nigerian. Margaret is Swiss, likely of Swiss-German descent.

Ashley’s mother is English.

Ashley is married to Israeli actor Iddo Goldberg.


image via Helga Esteb /

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Bobby Martnen September 13, 2016 at 10:38 am

I think her father’s name is Peter.

Bobby Martnen September 13, 2016 at 8:33 am
Bobby Martnen September 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

Not sure if this counts as a correction, but
Her paternal grandfather was Hamilton Amechina Madekwe, who appears to have been Ibo (Igbo/Eboe/Heebo/various other spellings).
Her paternal grandmother was Margaret Kummli. The surname indicates she was Swiss German.

Kimmel September 6, 2016 at 5:08 am

It looks like she got just enough Nigerian blood that she’ll continue to defy aging.

Alyx September 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

She is 1/4 black but she looks half black.

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