English actress, Zawe Ashton is well-known for her roles in the comedy-dramas Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work, the Netflix horror thriller film Velvet Buzzsaw. Also, she is a narrator, playwright, and director. 

Picture of English Actress, Zawe Ashton
Caption: Picture of English Actress, Zawe Ashton (Photo: PopSugar)

Zawe Ashton Ethnicity

On July 25th, 1984, Zawe Ashton was born to a Ugandan mother, Victoria Ashton, and an English father, Paul Ashton. Her full name is Zawedde Emma "Zawe" Ashton and birthplace is Hackney, London. Zawe's dad Paul an English teacher and mom Victoria a design and technology teacher. Well, she has a sibling brother Sam Ashton

Zawe Ashton with her parents
Caption: Zawe Ashton with her parents (Photo: heartsapps)

Having British nationality, Zawe is of mixed (Afro-English) ethnicity. Ashton joined Anna Scher Theatre School located in London, England when she was six years old. Also, she was a member of the National Youth Theatre. Zawe earned her degree in acting at the Manchester School of Theatre.

Acting Career of Zawe Ashton 

Zawe Ashton has been part of many theatre credits such as Harold Pinter's Betrayal at The Harold Pinter Theatre, London, and the Bernard B. Jacob's Theatre, 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 at the Ian Charleson Awards for her classical performance in Salome in June 2010. 

Zawe Ashton posing for the picture
Caption: Zawe Ashton posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

Zawe's film credits include Velvet Buzzsaw, and Dreams of a Life, for which she was nominated in the Most Promising Newcomer category at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards. In the following years, she has been part of TV shows such as Vod in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Claire in the six-part BBC One / Netflix series Wanderlust, Journey Blue in Doctor Who, BBC, Katherine in Not Safe For Work for Channel 4.  She appeared in two episodes of The Demon Headmaster as a child. She played the role of Joyce Carol Vincent in Dreams of a Life in 2011. Zawe will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a villain in The Marvels in 2023.

Zawe Ashton's Writing Career

At the age of seventeen, Ashton began entering poetry slams and won the London Poetry Slam Championship in 2000. She was a Young Writer in Residence at the Contact Theatre in Manchester in the year 2006. Her first play, Harm's Way, debuted at the Lowry in Salford in 2008 as a part of the National Youth Theatre's new writing season after being shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award in 2007. Her previous pieces include She from the Sea, which was staged in 2010 at the London International Festival of Theatre, and Skunk, which was presented by the National Youth Theatre and Soho Theatre (LIFT).

Picture of Zawe Ashton while doing acting
Caption: Picture of Zawe Ashton while doing acting (Photo: Instagram)

Also, she was co-writer of Suddenlossofdignity.com, Bush Futures Programme. For all the Women Who Thought They Were Mad, one of her pieces was chosen to take part in the 2009 Royal Court Playwriting Festival. Ashton helped with the composition of The Children's Monologues, which Dramatic Need performed in 2010. It was adapted from more than 300 original stories written by Tswana, Zulu, and Sesotho children in South Africa.

Zawe Ashton posing for the picture
Caption: Zawe Ashton posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

Likewise, Ashton has worked with the Bush Theatre and the Clean Break theatre company. Her first book, Character Breakdown, a fictionalized memoir based on her experiences as an actress published in 2019. She was chosen as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in July 2021.

What's Zawe Ashton Net Worth?

As per reports, Zawe Ashton earned an estimated net worth of $7 Million. Her work as an actress playwright and director provides her with the majority of her income. Surely working as an actress, Zawe earned more than the average salary. 

Picture of Zawe Ashton dricing the car
Caption: Picture of Zawe Ashton dricing the car (Photo: the sun)

Additionally, she earned a handsome sum of money working as a writer. Out of her successful career, Ashton lived a lavish life and earned her some luxurious lifestyles. Also, she is one of the richest and most influential actresses as well. 

Who is Zawe Ashton Husband? 

Zawe Ashton and Tom Hiddleston played a married couple in the 2019 revival of the play Betrayal. However, in real life, they are yet to be married but in a romantic relationship. Ashton was photographed wearing a magnificent diamond ring at a London event, which sparked reports of their engagement. 

Zawe Ashton with her future husband Tom Hiddleston
Caption: Zawe Ashton with her future husband Tom Hiddleston (Photo: usmagazine)

As per reports, he confirmed the fueled rumors about their engagement on March 2022. In answer to a query about his engagement, Hiddleston told the Los Angeles Times, “I’m very happy”. After dating each other for three years, Ashton got engaged to Tom. Likewise, Zawe and her future husband Tom Hiddleston confirmed that they are expecting their first child together. 

Picture of Zawe Ashton showing the baby bump
Caption: Picture of Zawe Ashton showing the baby bump (Photo: akm)

Zawe debuted her baby bump at the red carpet premiere of Mr. Malcolm’s List. After their first meeting, a real-life romance quickly blossomed between the two. At first, the duo sparked dating rumors in August 2019, when they were spotted together at the U.S. Open. They did make public appearances to make their relationship open to everyone, but they have always kept their privacy about their relationship.

What's Zawe Ashton Height? 

Zawe Ashton stands at a height of 1.8 meters tall which equates to 5 feet 10 inches tall. While her body weighs around 136 pounds or 62 kg. Ashton has black color hair with dark brown eyes.