Ashley Madekwe

A sultry and glamorous on-screen presence, Ashley Madekwe first caught the attention of film and television audiences with dramatic roles in her native Great Britain, which led to her appearing in "Cassandra's Dream" (2007), a crime drama directed by none other than Woody Allen. International stardom soon came calling with the highly provocative "Secret Life of a Call Girl" (Showtime, 2008-2011), originally broadcast on the United Kingdom's ITV2, and a co-headlining role on the short-lived American series "The Beautiful Life: TBL" (The CW, 2009). These two projects helped pave the way for Madekwe's casting in the soapy hit television serial "Revenge" (ABC, 2011-) as the two-faced, social-climbing party planner Ashley Davenport. Like the character she played, Madekwe showed no fear in reaching for what she wanted, a sure sign of an actress with a promising future.