How Ashley Madekwe went from a show canceled after two episodes to receiving a BAFTA nomination

Netflix is ​​known for producing original movies and series that defy the genre and surprise audiences. This was the case in several of his recent releases, including the worldwide phenomenon ‘Wednesday’ and the hit film ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’. The original movie ‘The Strays,’ a dramatic thriller set to be released this February, promises to be no different.

The official Netflix synopsis reads: “A black woman’s meticulously crafted life of privilege begins to unravel when two strangers show up in her quaint suburban town.” The synopsis for the film, which stars Ashley Madekwe, from IMDb, reads: “Neve, who leads an idyllic life in the suburbs with her loving family and has a rewarding job at a private school. But when she begins to notice a strange man and the woman appear unexpectedly at odd times, she begins to doubt her sanity. Of course, she turns to her family and friends for help, but Neve is helpless when they hesitate to believe her.”


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Who is Ashley Madekwe?

Ashley Ifeoma Madekwe was born on December 6, 1981 in London. Her father, Peter Madekwe, is of Swiss-German descent and her mother, Tracy Mansfield, is English. She grew up in a south London housing estate.

After earning an acting degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he appeared in various roles in school stage productions. She made her debut in the TV movie ‘Storm Damage’ in 2000, in which she played Annalise. Madekwe then made brief guest appearances on various TV shows including Dawn on ‘Hope & Glory’ (2000), Julie on ‘Down to Earth’ (2000), Bev on ‘Teachers’ (2110-2002), Sophie Wells in ‘Doctors’ (2006), Jude Clark in ‘Casualty’ (2006) and Tart in ‘Vital Signs’ (2006). In all of these roles, she was unable to make much of an impact as she only appeared briefly. In 2008, she landed the role of Bambi for the TV series ‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’ (2008-2010) and appeared in the second and third seasons of the show, which helped her gain attention. She later starred in the star-studded 2008 comedy film ‘How to Lose Friends & Alienate People’.

How did Ashley Madewke find success?

The turning point in her career was when Madekwe made her US debut with her 2009 CW drama series ‘The Beautiful Life’. However, the show was canceled after only two episodes. Her big role was her as Ashley Davenport in ‘Revenge’ (2011-2015), where she played a loyal but ambitious employee of the Grayson family. Davenport’s portrayal of her had a powerful impact on the show. She also appeared as Detective Eudoria Patch in Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (2019). Her role as Toni in the film ‘Country Lines’ (2019) helped her get two nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTA Awards and the British Independent Film Awards. She will appear as Dr. Ana Lasbrey in the television series ‘Dr Death’ this year.

Who is Ashley Madekwe’s husband?

Madekwe is married to her long-time boyfriend, Iddo Goldberg. Goldberg is also an actor. In fact, both shared screen space in ‘Secret Diary of a Prostitute’ and ‘Salem’ (2014-2017). Goldberg is a British-Israeli actor and producer who has appeared in several movies and TV series, including Freddie Thorne in ‘Peaky Blinders’ (2013). Madekwe and Goldberg were good friends before getting into a relationship and the couple got hitched in 2008. The two dated for a long time before tying the knot in 2012. The ceremony was attended by celebrities including David Walliams, Mischa Barton, David Schwimmer, and Christa Allen.

What is the net worth of Ashley Madekwe?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ashley Madekwe’s net worth is $3 million.


You can watch the trailer for the Netflix original movie ‘The Strays’ below.