Zawe Ashton Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Zawe Ashton?

Zawedde “Zawe” Ashton is an English eminent actress, narrator, playwright, and director. She is most notably known for her roles in the comedy-drama Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work, the Netflix horror thriller film Velvet Buzzsaw, and for her portrayal of Joyce Carol Vincent in Dreams of a Life (2011). In 2023, she will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a villain in The Marvels.

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How Old Is Zawe Ashton?

She is 37 years old as of June 2022, having been born on July 25, 1984, in Hackney, London, England. Ashton shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Emily Ha, Juwany Roman, Meg Donnelly, King Quran, Matt LeBlanc, and many more.

Zawe Ashton Family

Who are Zawe Ashton’s Parents?

She was born to Paul Ashton (Father) and Victoria Ashton (Mother).

Does Zawe Ashton have Siblings?

She has two siblings, one of her siblings is Sam Ashton.

Zawe Ashton Education

She received her education at Anna Scher Theatre School and later gained her degree in acting at the Manchester School of Theatre.

Zawe Ashton Marital Status

She is currently engaged to Tom Hiddleston (born on February 9, 1981) an English actor. They engaged in March 2022.

Zawe Ashton Kids

She and her fiance Tom are expecting their first child, this was revealed in June 2022.

Zawe Ashton Career

An Acting Career

Her theatre credits include; Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at The Harold Pinter Theatre, London, and the Bernard B. Other notable theatre credits include; Jacob’s Theatre and Broadway. Rhinoceros, The Arsonists, Gone Too Far! (Royal Court), Othello (Globe Theatre), Frontline (Globe Theatre), All The Little Things We Crushed (Almeida), This Wide Night (Soho Theatre), Michael Frayn’s comedy Here (The Rose Theatre Kingston), Abi Morgan’s Splendour (Donmar Warehouse), John Genet’s The Maids (Trafalgar Studios), Salome in Salome (Headlong Theatre / Hampstead Theatre). She was awarded 2nd prize in June 2010 at the Ian Charleson Awards for her classical performance in Salome.

Ashton’s film credits include; Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by Dan Gilroy for Netflix, Dreams of a Life directed by Carol Morley, for which she was nominated in the Most Promising Newcomer category at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards, St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Blitz, Nocturnal Animals, directed by Tom Ford, Greta directed by Neil Jordan. In addition, her TV credits include’ Vod in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Claire in the six-part BBC One / Netflix series Wanderlust, Journey Blue in Doctor Who, BBC, and Katherine in Not Safe For Work for Channel 4. She went on to make an appearance in two episodes of The Demon Headmaster as a child. It was announced in February 2021 that she would play a villain in The Marvels. Which is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2023.

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A Writing Career

At the age of seventeen, she began entering poetry slams and won the London Poetry Slam Championship in 2000. At the Contact Theatre in Manchester, she was Young Writer in Residence in 2006. In 2007, her first play, Harm’s Way was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and premiered at Lowry, Salford in 2008 as part of the National Youth Theatre’s New Season of Writing. Other of her plays included Skunk performed by the National Youth Theatre and Soho Theatre; and She from the Sea, performed in 2010 at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT).

She was co-writer of, Bush Futures Programme. In 2009, one of her plays, For all the Women Who Thought They Were Mad was selected to be part of the Royal Court Playwriting Festival. She went on to contribute to the writing of The Children’s Monologues, adapted from over 300 original stories by Tswana, Zulu, and Sesotho children in South Africa and presented by Dramatic Need in 2010. Moreover, she has worked with the Bush Theatre and the Clean Break theatre company. She published her first book, Character Breakdown in 2019, a fictional memoir based on her experiences as an actress. In July 2021, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

A Career at Other Work

In 2016 and 2017, she narrated 13 episodes of 24 Hours in Police Custody, shown on Channel 4. In 2017, she narrated a documentary Public Enemies: Jay-z vs Kanye for the same channel. That year also, she presented the third series of RandomRandom Acts, Channel 4’s short film showcase in association with Arts Council England. Episode 2 included a film directed by her in which she took the lead role.


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Because of her exemplary performance in film and theatre, she has received various accolades. These include, she was named as one of the “55 faces of the future” by Nylon magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue in May 2010. She was then awarded the “Ultimate Newcomer” trophy in October 2012 by Cosmopolitan magazine at their Women of the Year awards. For her role as Vod in the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 hit Fresh Meat, in November 2012, she picked up the Creative Diversity Network Award for Best Breakthrough On-Screen Talent. The next year in 2013, she won a Screen Nation Award for Female Performance in a film 2012/2013 in recognition of her lead role performance in Dreams of a Life.

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Zawe Ashton Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 10inches (1.78m)and a weight of 63kg (139lbs).

Zawe Ashton’s Salary and Net Worth

She has an estimated salary of $ 266,400 and a net worth of $7 million.

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