Zawe Ashton is an English actress, playwright, director and narrator best known for her roles in Channel 4 comedy dramas Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work and her portrayal of Joyce Carol Vincent in Dreams of a Life. She will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in The Marvels.
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.
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. Katherine in Not Safe For Work for Channel 4.