Madekwe currently stars in Salem; WGN America’s first original-scripted series, from Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Fox21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials. Madekwe portrays Tituba, Salem’s most powerful witch.
Ashley made her official US debut starring in CW's drama The Beautiful Life alongside Mischa Barton, Corbin Bleu and Elle MacPherson. Madekwe also portrayed Ashley Davenport in the hit ABC drama REVENGE. Madekwe starred on the show for two seasons.
Her film credits include; How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (Dir. Bob Weide) Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (where she played Ewan McGregor's girlfriend, Lucy) and Venus (Dir. Roger Michelle). Her 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).