Who is Simone Ashley? Star of Sex Education and The Sister

SIMONE Ashley is an up-and-coming British actress who gained fame in the groundbreaking series Sex Education.

She is currently starring in ITV's freaky thriller The Sister as the titular character.

Who is Simone Ashley?

Simone Ashley is a 25-year-old actress from London.

She shot to fame after starring in hit Netflix show Sex Education.

The star developed her acting skills at the Arts Ed school in Chiswick, which specialises in Musical Theatre & Acting degrees.

Simone has spoken about coming from a traditional Indian family, who find her career in acting "quite scary and unsettling."

She told Veylex: "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."

"I am incredibly privileged to be apart of a generation where young women from all over the world have more opportunity than ever before, where we are being less stereotyped and walls and being broken down slowly.

"It can be hard for my parents to understand that sometimes, but I just try to empathize with them and reassure them that I’m going to be fine."

What TV shows has Simone Ashley been in?

Ashley's breakthrough role has been as the "cool girl" Olivia in Sex Education.

Olivia is one of "The Untouchables" in Sex Education's fictional Moordale Secondary School.

Many have seen the role as an achievement for South Asian representation, as it breaks away from the typical roles given to Indian teenage actors.

Sex Education was a massive commercial hit and was also nominated for two MTV Movie and TV Awards. 

Ashley spoke to EWG about her role as Olivia: “When I read the script for Sex Education, I was so impressed and excited to see the high school setting take a slick spin and introduce a fresh approach to it, one that I could relate to and could see myself in.

"Being a romantic myself, I fell in love with the heartwarming relationships and encounters in the script, and the writing was just so brilliant.” 

Ashley previously appeared in Broadchurch season 3 as Dana.

She has also appeared in Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the second highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time.

Does she have a boyfriend?

It is not known if Simone is dating anyone at the moment.

In Sex Education, Simone's character Olivia dates her school-mate Malek, played by Armin Karima.

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