Simone Ashwini Pillai was born on 30 March 1995. She is is a British actress professionally known as Simone Ashley. Simone Ashwini is known for her role in Sex Education (2019), Broadchurch as Dana (2013), and Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).
On February 15, 2021, it was announced that Simone Ashley had been cast as Kate Sharma, the female lead for season 2 of the Netflix famous series Bridgerton.
|Full Name||Simone Ashwini Pillai|
|Nationality||Simone Ashwini Pillai|
|DOB||30 March 1995|
|Birth Place||Camberley, Surrey, England|
|Siblings||1 Elder Brother|
Simone Ashley Background
Simone Ashley is a British actress of Indian descent. She is born to Tamil Indian parents, she is from Camberley. Ashley has spoken about how despite growing up in a household of academics, she was always drawn more towards the creative fields. Ashley grew up singing classical music and opera and playing the piano.
Later on, her family moved to Beaconsfield where she attended Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead for the sixth form. To learn acting she went to Arts Educational School in London.
Simone Ashley TV-Shows
|2019||Sex Education||Olivia Hanan|
|2020||The Sister||Elise Fox|
Simone Ashley Film
|2018||Kill Ben Lyk||Girl Ben Lyk|
|2019||A Working Mom’s Nightmare||Aisha|
Ashley comes from a family of academics. And she’s the only one in the family who is not one. But her parents always support her and her career choices, especially given how uncertain her line of work can be.
As she is of Indian origin and with a dark skin tone she is very aware of colorism and racism in the industry. But she doesn’t let it stop her from pursuing her ambitions.
Simone Ashley said in an interview:
“Yes, colorism is an ongoing issue. As is being typecast, being looked over because of the color of your skin, losing roles to girls that are more ‘relatable’ to target audiences and markets. But if I surrender to all of that, where would I be going? Nowhere! F*ck that.”