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‘Betrayal’ Star Zawe Ashton Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Zawe Ashton has signed with CAA, Variety has learned.

Most recently seen on Broadway in the hit revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betryal,” Ashton is the definition of a multi-hyphenate. In addition to being an in-demand actress, Ashton is a director, playwright and author.

While earning critical raves for “Betrayal,” Ashton made her debut as a playwright in both New York and London with her play, “For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad,” an intergenerational drama that grappled with issues of mental health, corporate culture, racism, and alienation. The play was produced at the SoHo Repertory Theatre in New York and by Hackney Showroom in London.

In addition, Penguin Random House’s imprint Chatto and Windus recently published Ashton’s first novel, “Character Breakdown,” a fictionalized look at her career as an artist and actress.

Ashton’s previous film and television credits include “Velvet Buzzsaw,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Dreams of a Life,” “Not Safe for Work,” and “Fresh Meat.” In “Betrayal,” Ashton starred opposite Charlie Cox and Tom Hiddleston. She previously appeared in the West End production of the Harold Pinter classic. Other theater credits include the 2016 revival of Jean Genet’s “The Maids” opposite Uzo Aduba, Michael Frayn’s “Here,” and Abi Morgan’s “Splendour.”

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