Maisie Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress.
Game of Thrones
Her first role was that of Arya Stark, a tomboyish young girl from a noble family, in the 2011 HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. In the adult-themed drama, Williams was the first child actor whose character killed another onscreen, in the eighth episode “The Pointy End”. She received acclaim for her performance with Zap2it calling her “wonderfully feisty” and the The Daily Telegraph “fantastic”.
Williams continued to garner praise in Season 2, and HBO submitted her for consideration as Outstanding Supporting Actress in the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Her Season 2 performance also resulted in 2012Portal Awards for Best Supporting Actress/Television and Best Young Actor. At 15 years of age, Williams is the youngest to ever win the Best Supporting Actress category.
Williams is to appear as Loren Caleigh in the BBC’s The Secret of Crickley Hall TV drama and in an as-yet unnamed role in Bold Films’ Heatstroke movie.
In August 2012 she appeared in a Funny or Die skit titled “The Olympic Ticket Scalper” alongside Patrick Stewart, Simon Pegg, and Ryan Lochte.