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Simone Ashley

Simone Ashley: British Actress

Simone Ashley is a British actress best known for her appearances in several movies and television series, such as the Netflix period drama ‘Bridgerton’ and Kate Sharma, and appearances in Sex Education and Guilt. Additionally, Ashley boasts an expansive social media following as she is actively supporting Black Lives Matter movements with an active social media presence; additionally, she loves dogs and often posts photos of them to Instagram!

As season 2 of Bridgerton hits Netflix, viewers are eager to meet Simone Ashley – she plays Kate Sharma – Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

Recently, she made the switch from Gersh Agency to CAA; additionally, she appeared in Broadchurch.

Simone Ashley’s Biography

Simone Ashley began her career by appearing in the crime television series Inspector Coliandro in 2006 and as Dana on Broadchurch in 2017. Ashley then made headlines with her breakthrough role as Kathani ‘Kate’ Sharma in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton which is based on Julia Quinn’s novel ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’; Ashley received critical acclaim for her performance in this critically-acclaimed series.

Ashley also enjoys fashion and beauty, posting pictures of herself in various outfits on her Instagram page. Ashley has an eclectic style; often wearing off-the-shoulder dresses. She has an alluring natural glow with a beautiful smile that lights up any room. Ashley owns an adorable corgi named Newton that often makes an appearance. Recently she posed with him while looking stunning in black dress attire! Currently single and focused solely on her career (currently working on a short film as well as a sequel of Bridgerton), Ashley seems poised for a great future in Hollywood success!

Simone Ashley’s Early Life

Simone Ashley was born on 30 March 1995 in England and is an English actress, who has worked both on television and in films. She boasts an incredibly beautiful figure and active social media accounts with plenty of followers; additionally, she’s also an excellent singer! Since she was little she wanted to become an actress – now, as an adult, her talent and dedication as an actress shine through!

Begun in 2016, she made her acting debut in 2016 with the TV series Wolfblood where she portrayed Zuhra. Additionally, she appeared in the crime show Guilt as well as movies such as Boogie Man and Kill Ben Lyk; moreover, she is best known for playing Olivia Hanan on the popular series Sex Education.

As well as acting, she is also passionate about fashion. She enjoys wearing designer outfits and accessories and often shares pictures on Instagram of them. Additionally, she supports the ‘Black Lives Matter movement; is supportive to others, has amazing talent, and serves as an amazing role model for young women.

Simone has an exciting future ahead of her as an actress. She works tirelessly and exudes great wit, which has proven very fruitful in her acting career thus far. Simone’s success can be measured against that of Zayn Malik from 10 Lives as well as some singing; 2018 promises to be full of big adventures for Simone!

Simone Ashley’s Education

Simone Ashley has long been passionate about acting and has never hesitated to pursue her goal of acting professionally. She is clear in her vision of roles she wants to take on and doesn’t shy away from challenging parts. Additionally, Simone Ashley has become a champion for equality within the industry and her efforts in this regard have been recognized with praise from peers.

Simone attended Arts Educational School – known for being Julie Andrews’ alma mater (and is known for voicing Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton). Additionally, she studied further at Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead as well as being part of the Royal Society of Actors.

So far in her short career, actress Stephanie May has already garnered recognition with some notable TV series. She made an appearance in several episodes of Wolfblood as Zuhra; also, BBC medical dramas Doctors and Casualty; as well as the hit British series, The Sister.

But Simone truly made her mark in the second season of Netflix period drama Bridgerton. Based on Julia Quinn’s second book in her Bridgerton literary series, this new season saw Simone take on Kate Sharma – an Indian woman keen on helping Edwina enter society but soon finds herself at odds with Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey).

Her performance garnered positive reviews, making an instantaneous hit of her first lead role on screen. Audiences were drawn into the show as it depicted many South Asian details like making tea or celebrating Haldi ceremonies that resonated deeply with millions of viewers worldwide.

Simone Ashley’s Career

Simone Ashley has been working in the British film and television industry for over a decade, appearing in multiple movies and TV series as well as modeling work. Additionally, she boasts a massive fan base on social media accounts such as Instagram.

Kate Sharma is best known for her role as Olivia on Netflix’s Sex Education and she will return as Kate Sharma for season three of Bridgerton. In this period drama based on Julia Quinn’s literary series Bridgerton, she will play an innocent woman drawn into his web.

Before appearing on Sex Education, she had made several other appearances on British television series: Wolfblood; Broadchurch (Dana), Boogie Man, and Boogie Man (Aarti). Additionally, she appeared in two movies – Detective Pikachu and Kill Ben Lyk).

In 2021, she made her acting debut in the ITV drama The Sister as Elise Fox – a supernatural-tinged whodunit that received positive reviews from critics. Additionally, she has worked as both an actress and model; featuring in commercials and editorials alike.

Ashley studied acting at London’s Arts Educational School – coincidentally attended by Julie Andrews herself! Additionally, Ashley studied at Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead which has provided training for many English actors including Kate Winslet. Ashley looks set for a bright career ahead and plans on breaking into Hollywood soon.

Simone Ashley’s Personal Life

Simone Ashley has recently made her relationship official by going Instagram official with Tino Klein, posting a cute pic together. They look intimate as they lean in for a kiss! This photo was captured at the 2023 Netflix BAFTA Awards afterparty where Simone first met Tino; since then they’ve been seen together numerous times on social media but this marks their first love-up picture together!

The actress hails from a stable household where both of her parents are in prominent roles; Latha is a housewife while Gunasekharan runs his own small business in London. She shares an extremely close bond with both families; adhering to Hinduism religion.

Her professional life has been going smoothly as she has been involved with various projects and earning huge earnings as an actor and in promotional campaigns. Additionally, she remains active on her social media pages where she regularly shares pictures with both fans and friends alike.

She previously was in a relationship with Luke Richardson until 2017, when they decided to part ways. According to reports, Kate Sharma from Netflix period drama Bridgerton proved helpful as an emotional release after their breakup.

She has been making waves as an actress over the past several years, appearing in popular TV series like Inspector Coliandro, Boogie Man, and Broadchurch. Additionally, she worked alongside Dimitri Leonidas, Martyn Ford, Eugene Simon Ashley Thomas Bronson Webb Gretchen Egolf in Kill Ben Lyk. Additionally, she made an appearance in Pokemon Detective Pikachu. Upcoming films for her include the period drama The Uncountables Season 2 as well as Sex Education Season 2. And this year Netflix will debut the Killing Eve series Killing Eve which promises even more action-packed dramatisation!


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