Full Name: Margaret Constance Williams
Birthdate: April 15, 1997
Hometown: Bristol, England, UK
Maisie Williams is a British actress who is famously known for her role of Arya Stark in the HBO hit series “Game Of Thrones”. She was born on April 15, 1997, in Bristol, UK. Her family gave her the nickname “Maisie” after a character from the comic strip “The Perishers”. He mother Hilary Pitt is a former university Course administrator. She also two older brothers named James who is a history major and Ted who is a breakdance instructor and an older sister Beth who is apparently a singer, making her the youngest.
Maisie’s parents got divorced when she was very small so her father’s name has not been public. Due to this, Maisie had no interest in marriage and thinks it’s completely pointless. In an interview she said she will never get married and “Right now, my view on marriage is that it’s extremely pointless. I see why other people get married, but for me, I’ll never get married, so I always do designs on my wedding ring fingers, because I’ll never wear a ring there.” In 2015, in the father’s day, Maisie tweeted “Happy Father’s Day to my mother who played both roles for me growing up. Single mum with 4 kids- what an amazing woman…” and another tweet saying “Happy Father’s Day to my stepdad who slotted into our lives perfectly. Thank you for playing a huge role in making my mum smile again…”
At a time, Maisie’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, her mother survived it and is healthy now. In an interview, when asked about her mother, she said: “She has survived many, many times…survived relationships, survived breast cancer and constantly is just trying to do more to help other people.”
During childhood, Maisie attended the Clutton Primary School and then to the Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton. Later, she moved to the Bath Dance college where she studied Performing Arts. In an interview, when asked about her school life, she said “I was quite weird in school. I think people were scared of me because I was like really, really hyper. I had a few friends but I was never the popular one or the pretty girl…One of the reasons I love ‘Game of Thrones’ is because it’s about finding out who your real friends are, and sometimes that takes a very long time to realize.”
Career and Salary
Maisie started her career as an actor at the age of 14. She made her debut in TV with the role of Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy drama series “Game Of Thrones”. She was chosen among 300 actresses across England. The character Arya was a tomboyish young girl who is in a noble family. The series was a huge success and her performance was critically acclaimed. She continued her role in the second season as well. Later, she won her first Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – television and the Portal Award for Best Young Actress in 2012 and became the youngest actress to win in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Maisie has been appearing in the show to date and the final season is announced to be released in 2019.
Aside from this, Maisie has also appeared in an independent movie such as “Heatstroke” (2012), “Gold” (2013), “Corvidae” (2013), and “Up On The Roof” (2013). In 2012, she appeared in the BBC series “The Secret of Crickley Hall” as Loren Caleigh. In 2014, Maisie appeared in the British movie “The falling” where she played the role of Lydia. The following year, she played the leading role in a music video of “Oceans: by Seafret which is a British band. In the same year, she also got a recurring role of Ashildr in the series “Doctor Who”.
It is estimated that Maisie Williams earns 500,000 dollars per episode of Game Of Throne which means she earns 3.5 million dollars for 8 episode of a season.
20-year-old Maisie has been dating one guy since high school. She is currently dating Ollie Jackson who is not a celebrity or famous. The two met when Maisie was studying in high school. They have been dating since 2015. In an interview in 2016 with InStyle, Maisie said “We’ve been together for over a year. I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious.” In the same interview, when asked about all celebrities dating celebrities, she said “People feel it’s strange that someone who’s famous can go out with someone who’s normal, I don’t meet anyone else. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to all these parties. I don’t meet the other young, male actors. I just like normal people, I guess.”
The pair went public with their relationship on Valentine’s Day of 2017. In the day, Maisie posted a picture of them where their faces are not fully revealed with the caption “Love me some OJ”. After it was official, she started several pictures of her boyfriend and her on Instagram. In April, the two were seen on a vacation together in Morocco and Maisie posted many pictures of the two having fun. After the vacation, her boyfriend also started posting their pictures on his Instagram account. In fact, back in 2015, Jackson had posted a picture of the two but as their relationship was a secret at the time, the picture was not found by the media.
Later in an interview, Maisie admitted she is in love by saying “He’s really sweet I feel like I’m in love right now, but I don’t know what I am going to feel like down the line,” And when asked about marriage, she said “That’s why I am kind of closed-minded about marriage – I don’t even know if I want to get married.” Through the Instagram posts, it was confirmed that her boyfriend gave her the nickname “Raindrop” as he calls her by the name in multiple pictures. Later, Jackson also posted a picture of the two on the red carpet with the caption “Happy to announce my first appearance on the red carpet with raindrop #imadeitmum #sleeptothetop.”