Victoria Ashton: Inside The Life Of Zawe Ashton’s Mother

Victoria Ashton

Victoria Ashton is Zawedde Emma Ashton’s mother. Victoria’s daughter Zawe Ashton is a British actress, playwright, and narrator who is best known for her roles in the comedy-dramas Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work, the Netflix horror thriller film Velvet Buzzsaw, and for her portrayal of Joyce Carol Vincent in Dreams of a Life (2011).

Victoria Ashton: Bio Summary

NameVictoria Ashton
Gender Female
Famous as mother of Zawe Ashton
Date of birth N/A
Place of birth Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Parents Paulo Muwanga and Nalongo Kasalina Zawedde Muwanga
Spouse Paul Ashton
Children Zawe Ashton, Amy Ashton, and Sam Ashton

Who Is Zawe Ashton’s Mother, Victoria Ashton?

Victoria Ashton, also known as Victoria Muwanga is widely known as the mother of actress Zawedde Emma Ashton best known as Zawe Ashton. Victoria was born in Uganda. She is originally from Uganda but, she grew up in England. Victoria’s date of birth is not available.

When Victoria was a teenager, she relocated from Uganda to England, where her father, Paulo Muwanga had briefly served as both president and prime minister. Paulo was a Ugandan politician. Victoria’s father Paulo Muwanga was married to her mother Nalongo Kasalina Zawedde Muwanga.

Victoria Ashton’s father was reportedly involved in other affairs despite being married to her mother, which led to Victoria having several half-siblings from her father’s side. There isn’t much information about Victoria’s early life and family available. Her educational details are unknown.

Victoria Ashton Met Her Husband At A Christmas Party

Victoria fell in love with Paul Ashton, who is English. According to The Guardian, Victoria, and Paul met at a Christmas party. Both Victoria and Paul worked as teachers. Victoria was teaching design and technology while Paul taught English. Paul later moved to Channel 4 to commission education programs for teachers.

Victoria Ashton and Paul Ashton got married but the details of their wedding ceremony are unknown. They have kept their marriage away from publicity. It is difficult to tell if Victoria and Paul are still married or not however, since there hasn’t been any news of their divorce, they are believed to be married.

Victoria Ashton and Paul Ashton are parents of three children. Their children are Zawedde Emma Ashton, Amy Ashton, and Sam Ashton. Zawe Ashton, the eldest of the three children was born on 25 July 1984, in Hackney, London, England. She is a well-known actress, playwright, and narrator.

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Zawe Ashton has appeared in TV Series including Game-On, The Demon Headmaster, In Deep, NCS Manhunt, Holby City, Mobile, The Bill, Casualty, Coming Up, Case Histories, and Doctor Who. She has appeared in films including Blitz, Weekender, Dreams of a Life, Lapland, Nocturnal Animals, and Oasis.

Zawe joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Dar-Benn in The Marvels (2023). Sam Ashton worked as a graphic artist and illustrator, per a source. Sam reportedly shared in his bio: “As an artist and illustrator, my work engages with the contexts of gallery art and commercial illustration. My work reflects a wide range of aesthetic influences.”

“With a love of poster design, expressionist painting, and African folk art, my approach blends emotive textures and brushwork with blocky and graphic stylization.” Sam’s works were exhibited at the Royal College of Art in London in 2013 and RE-Solutions, Korean Cultural Center, London, 2012, among others.

Where Is Zawe Ashton’s Mother Now?

Zawe Ashton’s mother Victoria Ashton is said to be living in Stoke Newington, London. She has stayed away from the spotlight and avoids situations that will bring attention to her life. Per Distractify, Victoria had battled with cancer. Her daughter, Zawe Ashton said it was a tough year.

Zawe Ashton told The Guardian, “It had been a really tough year. My mum had been really ill with cancer.” Zawe delayed going to the university during that period. She took a year off to look after her mother, Victoria Ashton. However, Victoria is said to have made a full recovery.

Victoria Ashton prefers living under the radar and saying nothing about her personal life to the public. She has not been involved in any controversies or rumors. She has not been seen at recent public events or ceremonies. As of 2023, Victoria is still alive.

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