The London-born Madekwe plays the role of Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama Revenge. In the early 2000s, she made a name for herself with her work on British television shows (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Casualty, Doctors). She later landed a role in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (2007) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). She made her American TV debut in 2009, with a role in The Beautiful Life, a CW drama that was canceled after two episodes. Aside from acting, Madekwe has become a notable voice in the fashion world, managing a popular blog that highlights her fashion sensibilities.