Maisie Richardson-Sellers is an actress who has come to be known for her roles in the TV series, The Originals and Of Kings and Prophets. Having started her career in 2011, Maisie has taken some important roles in both TV and films, amassing for herself generous followership interested in everything about her from her biography to career and even her sexual orientation.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers Biography
Maisie Richardson-Sellers was born on 2 March 1992 in England. Inasmuch as there is not much that is known about her family and how she was brought up, it is known that she was raised in a family of stage actors.
Considering the kind of family that she came from and the fact that she was raised around actors, it is not a surprise that she started acting when she was just a little girl.
According to her, when she was three, she watched her mother on stage and that was when she realized that she pretty much had a passion for acting. All through, her mother has remained one of her biggest motivations.
For her education, she went to James Alleyn’s Girls School. Upon graduation, all she was interested in was to improve herself as an actress while also continuing with her education. Because of this, she proceeded to the University of Oxford where she obtained a BA Hons in Anthropology and Archaeology. While continuing with her education, the actress got involved in as many classical and modern plays as possible both as an actress and a director.
Although as stated, she has been acting for almost forever, it was until 2011 that she began doing so professionally. After her graduation, the actress moved back to London where she began auditioning for different roles.
In 2012, she got a role in the short film, Our First World and then in 2013, she was in another short film, Americano, and Rum. In 2015, she made a cameo appearance as Korr Sella in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The next film that she took a part in is Melody in which she appeared as Melody. Nonetheless, the release date for the short film is still yet to be made public.
Apart from the films, she has also been a part of some TV productions which is where she is even more famous. She got her first role in The Originals as Rebekah Mikaelson / Eva Sinclair from 2014 to 2015 and then in 2017. In 2016, she appeared as Michal, the daughter of King Saul and future wife of King David in the ABC TV drama based on the Biblical story from the books of Samuel, Of Kings and Prophets.
In what would be one of her major works yet, she got the main roles of Amaya Jiwe / Vixen and Charlie in Legends of Tomorrow in seasons 2 and 3 and then 4 respectively from 2016 till date. She appeared with her mother, Joy Richardson who made a guest appearance in the series, coming as a distant ancestor of Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) in two episodes- “Zari” and “No Country for Old Dads”.
Husband, Girlfriend, Is She Lesbian Or Gay?
Maisie Richardson-Sellers does not have a husband as she has never been married. A strong advocate of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights issues, the Legends of Tomorrow star is said to be gay. Not like she has ever been in the closet, she has made open her relationship with her girlfriend Clay. Clay is a singer, an activist, and a writer.
Both Richardson-sellers and Clay have been very open about their relationship, as they share pictures of each other and together on their social media. In December 2017, the actress shared a picture with Clay celebrating their first anniversary together as a couple.
Other Facts To Know
1. While acting is what she loves more than most other things, Maisie Richardson-Sellers spends her time off acting either sailing or making documentaries.
2. According to her, even though her mother is one of her greatest motivations in her career, her grandmother and poet Maya Angelou are among those she admires most.
3. She has a strong social media followership with over 60 thousand followers on Twitter and more than 318 thousand followers on Instagram.
4. The English actress has a slim build and a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). She weighs 53 kg.