Margaret Constance “Maisie” Williams is an English actress who made her acting debut in 2011 as Arya Stark, a lead character in the HBO epic medieval fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
Years active 2011–present
Born: April 15, 1997, 24 years and 3 months, Bristol, England, UK
Sun Sign Aries
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Grey
Height 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Measurements 35-25-35 in or 89-63.5-89 cm
Bra size 32A
Williams attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton. Finally, she studied performing arts from Bath Dance College.
Mother – Hilary Williams (Former University Course Administrator)
She has 3 siblings and is the youngest of four children.
Margaret Constance Williams, known as Maisie Williams, made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Williams has also had a recurring role in Doctor Who as Ashildr in 2015. In addition to television, she made her feature film debut in the mystery The Falling (2014), for which she won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year.
Margaret Constance Williams is nicknamed Maisie after the character from the comic strip The Perishers. Maisie is the youngest of four children; her three older siblings are James, Beth, and Ted. Born to Hilary Pitt (now Frances), a former university course administrator, she grew up in Clutton, Somerset. She attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton, before moving to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts.
Since 2011, Williams has played Arya Stark, a tomboyish young girl from a noble family, in the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones. Chosen from a pool of 300 actresses across England, Arya was Williams’ first role in any professional capacity. She has received critical acclaim for her performance in the series. In July 2018, she announced the completion of her role in series.
Williams also gained praise for her performance in the show second season, and HBO submitted her for consideration in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, although she did not receive a nomination. She won the 2012 Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television, and the Portal Award for Best Young Actor. At 15 years of age, Williams was the youngest actress ever to win in the Best Supporting Actress category.
In March 2013, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress and, in November 2013, won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor. To date, she has appeared in all seven broadcast seasons.
In 2012, Williams played Loren Caleigh in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall and appeared in a Funny or Die skit titled The Olympic Ticket Scalper. She also appeared in the independent films Heatstroke (2012) and Gold (2013), and the short films Corvidae (2013) and Up On The Roof (2013).
Williams also signed on to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi film We Are Monsters, which was set for a 2014 release.
In 2014, Williams portrayed Lydia in the British film The Falling, which premiered on 11 October 2014, and was released on 24 April 2015 in the UK. In December, Williams was in talks with Naughty Dog to star as Ellie in the film adaptation of the video game The Last of Us.
In January 2015, Williams appeared in one-off Channel 4 docu-drama Cyberbully, and in February she received European recognition with a Shooting Stars Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. In February 2015, Williams played the leading role in the video clip of Oceans by British band Seafret. The theme of this clip is also bullying.
On 30 March 2015, the BBC announced that Williams would guest star in two episodes of Doctor Who (The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived). Williams later returned to the series in the tenth and twelfth episodes (Face the Raven and Hell Bent respectively). Williams’ performance in The Woman Who Lived was described as superb.
On 28 June 2018, it was announced that Williams would star in an upcoming stage play written by Lauren Gunderson, named I and You, set to premiere on 18 October 2018 at the Hampstead Theatre in London.
In 2019, Williams is set to star as Wolfsbane in the superhero film New Mutants. It was announced in August 2018 that Williams has joined the voice cast on gen:LOCK, animated series on the Rooster Teeth subscription service. Williams will play Cammie MacCloud, a mischievous Scottish hacker, alongside a cast that includes Michael B. Jordan, David Tennant and Dakota Fanning.
Williams will star alongside Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev in teen drama Then Came You in which she plays a teenager with a terminal illness. The movie is set for North American release in 2019.
On 1 August 2018, Williams launched a new social media app called Daisie alongside Dom Santry, with whom she also founded the film production company Daisy Chain Productions. Daisie is aimed at creative people from the worlds of art, fashion, TV, film, photography, music and literature. Its aim is to bring creatives across industries together, help foster collaboration with other artists and provide an alternative route into creative industries. Williams said Our main goal is to have a community of artists who are collaborating with each other, uploading their work, sharing their projects and ultimately … help people with their own careers, rather than our own”.
Williams’ career is managed by Louise Johnston Management.
She played Scraggly Sue in the 2012 film The Olympic Ticket Scalper.
First TV Show
In 2011, she started her television career with HBO Game of Thrones in which she played the role as Arya Stark (younger sister of Sansa Stark).
Her workout routine and diet plan are not known. But to play Arya in Game of Thrones, she did a couple of training sessions with the stunt team in its first season.
Maisie Williams Favorite Things
Game of Thrones House – Lannisters
Actress – Olivia Colman
Maisie Williams Facts
She is best friends with Game of Thrones co-star Sophie Turner.
She likes dancing a lot. She has stated “dancing” as her first love.
Maisie also does gymnastics and trampolining.
Williams, being active in dancing since her younger years, knows various dance forms such as ballet, freestyle, pointe, street, and tap.
She has three siblings.
She was born in Bristol, South West England, but raised in Somerset.
In 2012, she won the Portal Award in the category of “Best Supporting Actress – Television” for her work in Game of Thrones. She is the youngest ever to win such award at the age of 15.