Zawe Ashton

Zawe Ashton

  • Born on
    • July 21st, 1984
Zawe was born on 21st July 1984 in Hackney, London, to two teachers, Ugandan Victoria and English Paul, and had her first acting experience at the age of six as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school in Islington. After leaving the City and Islington College in London - where she was an A student - Zawe attended Manchester University School of Theatre, where she gained her degree in acting. In 2010 she was named as one of the 55 Faces of the Future in Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood issue and two years later received the Ultimate Newcomer award at Cosmopolitan's Women of the Year event and the Creative Diversity Award as best newcomer for her role in television sitcom 'Fresh Meat; where she plays stroppy student Vod. In 2015 she took the lead in another comedy series 'Not Safe for Work as one of the few sane members in a government department. In addition to acting Zawe is a prolific writer, having been the Young Writer in Residence at the Contact Theatre, Manchester in 2006 and the author of several plays, all of which have been produced, including commissions for the Bush Theatre and Clean Break company. In 2016 at the same time as another series of 'Fresh Meat' was being shown Zawe was on stage at the Trafalgar Studios in Jean Genet's three-hander play 'The Maids'. In 2019 Zawe Ashton will be one of the leads in the elevated horror-thriller released on Netflix called Velvet Buzzsaw, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

Starring Zawe Ashton on Plex

  • Blitz
    WPC Elizabeth Falls


Acting (16 Credits)

2022The Marvels
2021Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain as narrator
2019Velvet Buzzsaw as Josephina
2018Greta as Alexa Hammond
2018Wanderlust (2018) as Claire
2017Oasis as Severin
2017Oasis as Severin
2017Guerrilla as Omega
2016Nocturnal Animals as Alex
2015Not Safe for Work (2015) as Katherine
2011Dreams of a Life as Joyce Vincent
2011Blitz as WPC Elizabeth Falls
2011Weekender as Sarah
2011Fresh Meat as Vod
2011Case Histories as Deborah Arnold
2009St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold as Bianca


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