Net Worth: $4,357.82 + $50k worth of designer clothes and shoes
Occupation: Assistant and chief party planner for Victoria Grayson
Desire: To become one of the wealthy Hamptons elite she spends so much time working for.
Ashley Davenport wants more, plain and simple. A social climber who, last summer, was stuck on the bottom rung of Victoria’s payroll, Ashley did anything and everything “the Queen” needed her to, from throwing parties to running errands.
It was Ashley who brought her good friend Emily Thorne into the circle of the Hamptons elite, not realizing Emily’s true agenda, or it’s repercussions. But Ashley has an agenda of her own, wanting nothing more than to become the woman she’s often been seen following behind. Victoria’s shoes, however, are big – and expensive – ones to fill.
Ashley began to show her true colors when Daniel Grayson was arrested for murder last summer, leaking photos to the press while on the flip side taking up the spotlight as a spokesperson for the Grayson family. Conrad liked what he saw in her, and offered Ashley a position at Grayson Global. She took this opportunity a step further when she disclosed to Daniel that she saw Jack and Emily share a kiss, ultimately destroying their relationship. This left an empty space around Daniel’s arm… a space Ashley gladly seemed happy to occupy.
Ashley Madekwe made her U.S. debut starring in the CW’s drama The Beautiful Life, alongside Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu and Elle MacPherson.
She landed her first film role in Lennie James’ Storm Damage as a teenager, after which she won a place at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She graduated from RADA in July 2005.
Despite classical training and a significant body of stage work, Madekwe is most recognized for her television roles, including Bambi in the Secret Diary of a Call Girl, shown in both the UK and the U.S. In the UK she has played leading roles in W10 LDN, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Trexx, Flipside and Raising Baby Rio, among others.
Film credits include How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream and Venus.
Madekwe’s theatre credits include 93.2FM (Royal Court), The Indian Boy (Royal Shakespeare Company), Prayer Room (Edinburgh Lyceum/Birmingham Rep), Flight Path (Out of Joint/Bush Theatre) and Little Sweet Thing (Hampstead Theatre).