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Simone Ashley 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: March 30, 1995 (age 25 years)
Education: Redroofs Theatre School, Arts Educational Schools London
Simone Ashley is 25 years old.
She was born on March 30th in 1995. That makes her an Aries, in case you were wondering about her star sign.
According to a model profile on Bellazon, Simone Ashley is around 178m tall, which is about 5ft 10 inches.
Simone Ashley is a British actress of South Asian descent.
In an interview with Veylex, Simone described what it was like becoming an actress in an Indian family full of traditional academics:
“They still find it quite scary and unsettling.
There is no crystal ball, no security, no guarantee. Which can be a parents worst nightmare.”
Simone Ashley plays Olivia Hanan in Netflix’s Sex Education. Olivia is friends with Ruby, Aimee and Anwar a.k.a. The Untouchables.
She later becomes friends with Maeve, Lily, Ola and Viv. Simone will be returning as Olivia in the third season of the show.
Simone Ashley is set to appear in Bridgeton season 2 as Kate Sharma (originally named Kate Sheffield in Julia Quinn’s novel).
Readers of the Bridgerton series will already know how iconic Kate is and how much she’ll affect Anthony Bridgerton.
According to Deadline, Kate and her family “were conceived by the series’ producing team as being of Indian descent in a continuation of the reimagined, multi-racial world of 1880s London’s high society’”.
As well as her breakout role in Sex Education, Simone Ashley has appeared in a handful of films, including Boogie Man, Kill Ben Lyk and 2019’s Detective Pikachu.
Simone Ashley’s first TV role was in Wolfblood. She then appeared in Guilt, Broadchurch season 3, Doctors and Casualty.
Her biggest role to date is as Olivia in Netflix’s Sex Education. She also recently appeared in The Sister as Elise Fox.
Simone is set to take on a lead role in Bridgerton season 2, as Kate Sharma.
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Simone Ashley 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born on March 30, 1995, Simone Ashley is a British actress of Indian heritage with a Tamil background.
Ashley developed her acting chops at the ArtsEd School in Chiswick.
While she has been acting for a few years, Ashley has previously opened up about how her traditional Indian family were hesitant about her pursuing the unconventional career.
“They still find it quite scary and unsettling. There is no crystal ball, no security, no guarantee.
Which can be a parent’s worst nightmare. But they know I’m a smart lady.
You can’t spend your life going with what your parents want, or your friends, teachers, lovers, want,” she told Veylex.
In the same interview, she also spoke about how, despite her parents’ concerns about her livelihood, she still forged ahead to create her own path.
“You have to be your own hero and just go with your gut. My parents are incredibly protective over me, and sometimes I found it quite stifling.
It made me want to escape and do things my own way. I’ve always been a bit rebellious in that sense,” she said.
Her favourite Indian dish is chai
A girl after my own heart! When asked about what she would serve at a traditional Desi (Indian) dinner party, Ashley revealed her go-to ‘dish’ is chai.
“No time to eat. Gimme the chai. Only chai. Chai. Where’s my chai tea?” she said.
She has some sage advice for young Indians who want to pursue acting
Speaking frankly about empowering the next generation of Desi actors, Ashley told Veylex the advice she would give young Indians wanting to pursue an onscreen career in film and TV.
“Do it! Get out of your head and just do it. Stop worrying about if people will ‘want’ you, and just do it.
We can be blinded by the commercialized side of the industry and think they only want a certain look or a certain type of person,” she said.
“But someone has to change the game sometime! Look at all the incredible movies, TV shows and artist out there of Desi heritage.
And they are being celebrated big time. We need to celebrate each other and not guard ourselves by being competitive.
Indian girls are so beautiful, and I am so happy to see more and more projects being made that involve all of us!”
Her father inspired her acting career
While Ashley admits her parents are traditional, it was actually her father and his love of music, film and photography that inspired her to go after a creative career.
“I’ve just always wanted to create, and anything that allows me to do that has got my attention! It allows me to be spontaneous and play – I guess it’s something I’ve always wanted to pursue, and didn’t think twice about it,” she said.
“Growing up the record player was always playing rock n roll tunes, or Bob Marley, and the TV always had epic movies on, like Kill Bill.
It’s a bit ironic, I grew up in a household full of Indian academics, you know, the doctors, the engineers, the accountants—it’s pretty cliché! I was never a budding academic, and always thrived in creative fields.
She has a deep love of music
Growing up, Ashley loved a lot of the music her father listened to, and it fostered her great appreciation for music today.
“I have such a deep love for music. I listen to everything and anything!
But I grew up listening to a lot of rock n roll, that’s due to my father. Fleetwood Mac have always been my number one.
The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan. My Mother would always play Phil Collins too,” she told Veylex.
She continued: “I still listen to the same rock artists, but now I’m discovering more genres like Trip Hop, I’ve been listening to Morcheeba on repeat.
I love Alicia Keys, Nina Simone, Rihanna, Maggie Rogers. The list goes on and on.”