Zawe Ashton is an English actress, playwright, director and narrator best known for her roles in TV comedy dramas Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work and her portrayal of Joyce Carol Vincent in Dreams of a Life.
Zawe Ashton was born in Hackney, London. She is the eldest of three children born to a Ugandan mother, Victoria, and an English father, Paul Ashton.
She attended the Anna Scher Theatre School from the age of six and was a member of the National Youth Theatre.
She gained her degree in acting at the Manchester School of Theatre. Her maternal grandfather, Paulo Muwanga, was formerly President and Prime Minister of Uganda.
Zawe will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a villain in The Marvels (2022).
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