Maisie Williams is a British actress, best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Raised in Clutton, Somerset, she attended Clutton Primary School and Midsomer Norton Norton Hill School and then moved to the Dance College of Bath to study the performance arts.
Since 2011 she plays the role of Arya Stark, the youngest daughter of Stark of Winterfell in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Since the first season, although it was his first ever role, Williams has received many positive reviews for her performance in the TV series.
The actress continued to have numerous awards in the second season, and HBO broadcaster has proposed her nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Portal Award 2012, just fifteen years, being the youngest actress ever to win such an award. In March 2013 she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress (along with Sophie Turner) and, in November 2013, she won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards for Best English actress.
In 2012, Williams starred as Loren Caleigh in the series The Secret of Crickley Hall on BBC. She has also appeared in other films such as Funny or Die: The Olympic Ticket Scalper, Heatstroke (2012) and short films as Corvidae (2013) and Up on the Roof (2013). Among the films made during this period it must be reported her performance in Gold, praised by all the critics. Worthy of mention also the role of the sole protagonist in the film TV Cyberbully. In 2014 she starred in the film The Falling, for which she won a London Film Critics Circle Award for best young actress. In 2015 she joined the cast of the television series Doctor Who, starring in four episodes of the ninth season.
Also for the role of Arya, was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2016 as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. It was announced that will star in the movie The Forest of Hands and Teeth, adapted from the novel by Carrie Ryan, and in the indie movie Arrivals, with Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev.