Ashley Madekwe (born 1981) is an actress best known for portraying 'Bambi' on ITV's Secret Diary of a Call Girl and the canceled The CW drama series The Beautiful Life.
Madekwe was born December 6th in London, England. She has a GCSE in Drama and BTec from BRIT School of Performing Arts as well one year foundation course at LAMDA. Not only is Madekwe a trained actress but a flamenco and period dancer as well. Madekwe also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. While attending the prestigious school, she appeared in numerous stage productions including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.
Madekwe started her acting career by appearing on English police show, The Bill. Since then she has made guest appearances on Teachers, Doctors, Casualty, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Madekwe landed her first motion picture in the Woody Allen film, Cassandra's Dream. Madekwe played Lucy opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Following that success, she played Elisha in the BBC Three drama pilot West 10 LDN, and appeared on six episodes of Trexx and Flipside as Ollie. In 2008, she landed the role of Bambi on popular ITV drama Secret Diary of a Call Girl which eventually was picked up by Showtime in the United States. She may return back for the coming third season but may not due to her new television series The Beautiful Life. That same year, Madekwe starred in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.
She made her official US debut in the canceled The CW drama series The Beautiful Life.
Sources: Wiki & AshleyMadekwe.com
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season One
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 2