Maisie Williams was only 12 when she landed the role of Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones. And, for nearly a decade, we watched her grow up right in front of our eyes.
Today, she’s a robust and fearless feminist with an established acting career and a future that looks as bright as can be.
Maisie Williams grew up in Bristol, England, the youngest of four children, her parents divorced she was four months old.
Her family couldn’t afford acting lessons for Williams while she was growing up, but perhaps they weren’t all that necessary. Williams claims she always had an innate knack for performing.
From as young as she can remember, she dreamed of becoming a professional dancer and before her Game of Thrones audition, she took a few local dance classes and enrolled at Bath Dance College, a performing arts school devoted to offering affordable training to young talent. That training helped her pull off a lot of the stunt work required by Game of Thrones.
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