Margaret Constance Williams, popularly known as Maisie Williams, is an English actress (born April 15, 1997) who became famous for her role as Arya Stark, one of the prominent characters in “Games of Thrones,” which is an HBO fantasy TV series. The series is arguably one of the most watched and followed TV series of all time. Her role as Arya Stark in the series marked her debut. For her performance—as a knife and sword tomboyish princess—in the fantasy TV series, she has won quite a number of awards and accolades which include Empire Awards, Portal Award, EWwy Award and Saturn Award. She has also nominations in 2016 and 2019 for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Support Actress in a Drama Series. Aside from acting, the English actress is also an internet entrepreneur.
Maisie Williams Bio: Age, Birthdate, Parents, Early Life
Maisie Williams was born in Bristol, United Kingdom on April15, 1997. Information had that her parents divorced when she was just a little kid, so she was raised by her single mum, Hillary Frances (formerly Hillary Pitt). Her mother was a former university course administrator. Williams being the youngest of four children, her three older siblings are: an elder sister named Beth and two brothers named James and Ted. She grew up in Clutton, Somerset and attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer, Norton. Williams later enrolled at Bath Dance School where she studied Performing Arts.
Maisie Williams Career And Achievements
Maisie started her career, in what would be her role in any professional capacity, when she starred as Arya Stark in “Game of Thrones,” an HBO fantasy TV series which premiered on April 17, 2011. She was chosen from over 300 actresses across the United Kingdom that competed for the role. Maisie’s impressive performance in the first season drew praises from fans and also got her critical acclaim from critics. As she continued her stellar performance into the second season of the series, HBO submitted her name for consideration for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress Category. She eventually didn’t receive the nomination.
In 2012, Maisie took up the role of Loren Caleigh in “The Secret of Crickley Hall,” a BBC supernatural thriller series. In the same year, she also featured in a Funny or Die skit which was titled “The Olympic Ticket Scalper.” She won her first award, the 2012 Portal Award, for Best Supporting Actress—Television and Best Young Actor; thus, becoming the youngest actress to ever win the Best Supporting Actress Category at the age of 15. Also, in 2012, she appeared in “Heatstroke,” her first independent short film. In 2013, she took up starring roles in the short film “Corvidae,” “Up on the Roof” and another independent short film “Gold.” In March 2013, Maisie was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series in the Supporting Young Actress category and in November 2013, she won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor—all for her performance in the fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones.”
In 2014, she won the EWwy Award as Best Supporting Actress, Drama for “Game of Thrones.” Williams played the role of Lydia in mystery-drama film, “The Falling” which premiered on October 11, 2014 and got released in the U.K. on April 24, 2015. In February 2015, she played the lead role in the music video “Oceans” by British band, Seafret. Also, in February, she got European recognition by receiving the Shooting Stars Award at the 65 Berlin International Film Festival. In March of the same year, she appeared in two episodes of the BBC hit sci-fi series “Doctor Who” entitled “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived.” Some of her subsequent films include “Love” (2016), “iBoy” (2017) and “Mary Shelley” (2017). Between October 18 and November 24, 2018 Williams played a starring role as Caroline in “I and You,” a stage play written by Lauren Gunderson. The play got its premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in London.
In 2019, Williams starred opposite Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev in “Then Came You,” a teen drama film in which she portrayed a teenager with terminal illness. In 2020, she is set to play the character of Wolfsbane in the delayed X-men film franchise, “New Mutants.”
Her mother is currently her manager and personal assistant.
Daisie, a social media platform, was launched by Maisie and Dom Santry in August 2018. The aim of the platform is to help artists in various creative fields to connect and collaborate on creative projects and to help new artists and creators gain exposure for their work. The duo also founded Daisy Chain Productions, a film production company, to help foster collaboration with other artists and create alternative route into creative industries.
Maisie Williams Dating History And Relationship
Maisie had been previously linked with Ollie Jackson, co-founder of 100 tons of plastics, whom she was first together with in 2015. There are rumors that the 23-year-old actress is currently in a relationship with Reuben Selby, who is the communications director of Daisie—the new app Maisie founded to facilitate a network of creative artist. Both Maisie and Selby have been spotted together in public events.
Maisie Williams Net Worth
According to information gathered, it is estimated that the net worth of the beautiful actress is about $6 million.