Margaret Constance “Maisie” Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. Williams made her acting debut in 2011 as Arya Stark, a lead character in the HBO epic medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019). She garnered critical praise and accolades for her work on the show, receiving two Emmy Award nominations and global recognition. Williams’ other television appearances include guest starring as Ashildr in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2015), she has also starred in the British docudrama television film Cyberbully (2015), and in the British science-fiction teen thriller film iBoy (2017). She played Kim Noakes – the central character in comedy action drama series Two Weeks to Live (2020), and portrayed punk rock icon Jordan (Pamela Rooke) in Pistol (2022) a biopic about the groundbreaking band the Sex Pistols. Williams has also voiced Cammie MacCloud in the American animated web series Gen:Lock (2019–present).
In 2014, she starred as Lydia in her first feature film, the coming-of-age mystery drama The Falling, for which she received critical acclaim and awards recognition. She co-starred in films such as the romantic period-drama film Mary Shelley (2017), the animated prehistorical sports comedy film Early Man (2018), and the romantic comedy-drama film Then Came You (2018). In 2020, she starred in the superhero horror film The New Mutants and the psychological thriller The Owners. In 2018, she made her stage debut in Lauren Gunderson’s play I and You at the Hampstead Theatre in London, to positive critical reviews.
Williams is also an internet entrepreneur. In 2019, she jointly developed and co-launched the social media platform Daisie, a multi-media networking app designed to be an alternative means to help artists and creators (especially those who are trying to get started) in their careers. One of the main purposes of the platform is to support collaboration between creators on artistic projects across various creative industries, as well as a hosting service upon which creators can showcase their own and joint work.