Ashley Madekwe

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

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-born actor Iddo Goldberg.


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Curious about ethnicity

54 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. Kimmel says:

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

  3. Alyx says:

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

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