Zawe Ashton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Nov, 2018
Facts of Zawe Ashton
Date of Birth: 1984 , July-21
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Zawe Ashton is an English actress, playwright, and director best known for her portrayals in Channel 4 comedy dramas Not Safe for Work and Fresh Meat. Her other credits include the feature films Blitz and St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.

Early Life Of Zawe Ashton

Zawe Ashton was born on 21 July 1984 and active in this industry since 1995 till the present context. Ashton was born in Hackney, London England. Ashton was the eldest child among the 3 siblings.

Her mother was a Ugandan and father was English named Victoria and Paul Ashton. Both of her parents were a teacher and later her father also got the opportunity to work on Channel 4 from where Ashton got raised.

Ashton adopted her career after completion of her schooling in Anna Scher Theatre. She has also adopted her work as a director and was highly appreciated with the character in Channel 4 that was a very popular comedy-drama series, named Not Safe for Work.

She also played in the most popular featured film named Blitz from that she highly gives her credit to her fans. Also in ST. Trinians’s 2 The Legend of Fritton's Gold was also the film that is remembered for a lifetime. 

Ashton grandfather from her mother’s side was the president of Uganda, because of which she was always recognized from a high profile community. She was passionate in her acting and later got a degree in the related field.

Zawe Ashton's Career

Zawe Ashton's career started in the late 1990s. As a teenager, she starred in BBC 2 science Science in Action as one of the three curious children.

She was also shortlisted in the Verity Bargate Award in 2007 for her awesome acting in “Harm’s Way”.  She an active associate she was also active in creative ideas across the film industry within National Youth Theatre and she left the theatre because of some misunderstanding with the committee.

Her television work includes Holby City, The Bill, NCS: Manhunt, Casualty, The Crust, and Misfits. She starred in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat in 2011, playing the part of Vod.

She entered in poetry slams at the age of seventeen and won the London Poetry Slam Championship in 2000. She became Young Writer in Residence at the Contact Theatre in Manchester. Her first play, Harm's Way, was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award in 2007 and premiered at the Lowry, Salford in 2008 as part of the National Youth Theatre’s new writing season.

Ashton narrated thirteen episodes of 24 Hours in Police Custody, shown on Channel 4 in 2016 and 2017. Ashton presented the third series of Random Acts in 2017, Channel 4's short film showcase in association with Arts Council England.

She was well known because of her talent due to which there were lots of fans collected all over the world. Wiki further states, Ashton as a woman with a move. She used to determine serious goals across her personal and professional life, yet she hasn’t flashed any of her spouses in the media publicly.

Zawe Ashton's Net Worth And Salary

Zawe Ashton net worth is around 5 million at present. She has earned a decent amount of salary from her career.

She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. She is active on Instagram and Twitter with Instagram with thousands of followers.

Zawe Ashton's Personal Life

Ashton is also regarded as a lady who is passionate about her life and goals. Being the elder child of her family she was very responsible for her parents and siblings. 

Because of her descent nature and wise respond towards the public and media, there isn’t found any controversy and rumor related to her personal and professional life. She is also highly demanded by the public all across.

Ashton is a famous face seen across Twitter and she is highly acting among the social networking sites. She has 41.3k followers on Twitter along with 5,414 tweets.