Ashley Walters is a British actor, rapper and producer born on June 30, 1982, in London, England.
He began his career as a member of the UK garage group So Solid Crew, before transitioning to acting in the early 2000s.
Walters is best known for his roles in the British television series Top Boy and Bulletproof, as well as his appearances in films such as Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Speed Racer.
He has also worked as a producer, with credits on the films Sket and Anuvahood.
In addition to his work in entertainment, Walters is known for his philanthropic efforts, including his work with the Prince’s Trust and his support of various youth charities.
Ashley Walters children
Away from the small screen, Walters spends much of his personal time as a doting dad to eight children.
He has two sons, Shayon, 21, and 18-year-old Panera, as well as daughter China, 20, with his ex-partner Natalie Williams.
He went on to have daughters Antonia and Ashleigh with another woman before eight-year-old Amaiya-Love and five-year-old River with Danielle Isaie who he married in 2013.
Walters is also the step-father to his wife’s child from another relationship and so is a father-of-eight, in addition to becoming a grandfather to Neveah Jade Walters, when he was 38.
Ashley Walters career
Walters began his career as a member of the UK garage group So Solid Crew before transitioning to acting.
His acting career began in 2004 when he starred in the British crime drama Bullet Boy.
Walters’ performance in the film was critically acclaimed, and he won the Best Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards.
He went on to star in several other films, including Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Life and Lyrics.
In 2011, Walters landed a leading role in the British television series Top Boy, which follows the lives of young people involved in drug dealing in East London.
The show was a critical and commercial success, and Walters’ performance as Dushane was widely praised.
After a hiatus, the show was revived in 2019, and Walters reprised his role as Dushane.
Walters has also appeared in several other television shows, including Doctor Who, Cuffs and Safe House.
In addition to acting, he has produced and starred in the British crime drama Bulletproof, which premiered in 2018.
The show follows two police officers who are best friends and partners in London’s East End.
In addition to his acting career, Walters is also a successful rapper, and was a member of the UK garage group So Solid Crew, which had several hits in the early 2000s.
He has also released solo music, including his debut album Ashley Walters in 2006.
Walters’ career has been marked by his ability to seamlessly transition between different mediums.
He has proven himself to be a versatile actor, capable of playing a wide range of characters.
Walters has also shown a talent for producing, with Bulletproof being a testament to his ability to create compelling and engaging content.