Who is Maisie Williams?
Margaret Constance Williams was born on 15 April 1997, in Bristol, England, and is an actress, best known for finding popularity through the television series “Game of Thrones” with the role of Arya Stark of Winterfell. She’s won numerous awards thanks to her performance in the series.
The Net Worth of Maisie Williams
How rich is Maisie Williams? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through her short but successful career in acting, including having a recurring role in the 2015 season of “Doctor Who”, playing Ashildr. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Growing up, Williams took on the nickname Maisie based on a character from the comic entitled “The Perishers”, which is popular in the UK. She was raised with three siblings by their mother, a former university course administrator. She attended Norton Hill School and after matriculating, enrolled at Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts.
Her popularity would quickly rise from her first professional role at the age of 14, as she was cast in the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” in 2011, having auditioned and been chosen from a pool of 300 actresses. She received a lot of critical acclaim for her performance in the series, which is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novels entitled “A Song of Ice and Fire”. Over the next few years, she continued to gain attention for her role in “Game of Thrones”, leading her to win the 2012 Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the youngest actress to ever win in that category.
Prominence and Later WorkIn 2013, Maisie was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress and also won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor. Her work with the show continued with her appearing regularly throughout each season. She also did other projects when not filming for “Game of Thrones”, including the BBC series “The Secret of Crickley Hall”, and several independent films such as “Heatstroke”, plus appearances in short films entitled “Up on the Roof” and “Gold”.
ALSO. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU ALL FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6?????? pic.twitter.com/EkOVAZx01p
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) April 24, 2016
In 2014, she starred in the British film “The Falling”, portraying Lydia, and was also set to play the role of Ellie in the film adaptation of the video game “The Last of Us” but production did not continued. The following year, she appeared in a documentary drama entitled “Cyberbully”, which earned her a Shooting Stars Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. She also appeared in the music video “Oceans” by the band Seafret, which also revolves around the theme of bullying. In 2015, she had a guest role in two episodes of the long-runnung BBC TV series “Doctor Who” and would make further appearances in later episodes.
In 2018, Williams confirmed through social media that her role in the series “Game of Thrones” has been completed after filming for its final season. Later in the year, she performed in the stage play “I and You” which premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London. She is also working on the film “New Mutants” in which she is set to play the role of Wolfsbane, a Marvel Comics character with powers akin to that of a werewolf.
Aside from acting, she also launched a new social media app called Daisie alongside Dom Santry, founded the film production company Daisy Chain Productions, the goal of her projects being to help bring creative professionals from across different industries such as art, film, photography, music, and literature, to form a community of artists who are collaborating, sharing projects, and helping each other with their respective careers.
For her personal life, it is known that Maisie has been in a relationship with Olli Jackson since 2015; not much is known about their relationship except that they’ve known each other from school. She has mentioned that her first love is dancing, and is proficient in several, including tap, street dance, freestyle, musical theatre, and ballet. She is also a gymnast and trampolinist. She is known to be close friends with “Game of Thrones” co-stars Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright who play Sansa Stark and Bran Stark respectively, who are her on-screen siblings in the series. Maisie has mentioned that growing up in the show, she found herself in the middle of needing to be an adult, but not really at that age yet.