Ashley Madekwe

Madekwe in 2012, image via Helga Esteb /

Place of Birth: Stepney, Tower Hamlets, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 December, 1981

*father – Nigerian, Swiss-German
*mother – English

Ashley Madekwe is a British actress. She is known for her roles on the 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. Her father is of Nigerian and Swiss descent. Her mother is English. Ashley is married to Israeli-born actor Iddo Goldberg, with whom she has a son.

Her cousin is actor Archie Madekwe.

Ashley’s paternal grandfather was named Hamilton Amechina Madekwe. Hamilton was Nigerian.

Ashley’s paternal grandmother is named Margaret Kummli. Margaret is Swiss, likely of Swiss-German descent.



Curious about ethnicity

54 Responses

  1. Bobby Martnen says:

    I think her father’s name is Peter.

  2. Bobby Martnen says:

    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.

  3. Kimmel says:

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

  4. Alyx says:

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

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