Emily Bett Rickards

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Emily Bett Rickards
Emily Bett Rickards at the 2013 Comic-Con (cropped).jpg
Emily Bett Rickards on the "TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites" panel at the 2013 Comic-Con.
BornEmily Bett Rickards[1]
(1991-07-24) July 24, 1991 (age 23)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
 
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Emily Bett Rickards
Emily Bett Rickards at the 2013 Comic-Con (cropped).jpg
Emily Bett Rickards on the "TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites" panel at the 2013 Comic-Con.
BornEmily Bett Rickards[1]
(1991-07-24) July 24, 1991 (age 23)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present

Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Felicity Smoak in The CW television series Arrow.

Early life[edit]

Rickards was born and raised on the West coast of Canada. Beginning her career path at a young age, she introduced herself to musical theatre and dance, with the hope of later introducing herself to more serious acting. She graduated from high school early and attended the Vancouver Film School, completing the Acting Essentials Program. After completing the program, she attended an open call audition, which gained her an agent.[1] Rickards also studied at the Alida Vocal Studio in Vancouver.[2]

Career[edit]

Rickards appeared in the video of the Nickelback single "Never Gonna Be Alone" in 2008 and, after some minor roles, was cast as Felicity Smoak in the TV series Arrow in 2012.[3] Originally signed as a one-episode guest star,[4] her chemistry with star Stephen Amell coupled with positive fan reaction led to her first being signed as a recurring co-star in the rest of the first season, and then as a regular character for the second season.[4][5][6] In the following year she landed the role of Lauren Phillips in the television movie Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Random Acts of RomanceActor
Bacon and EggsDiteShort Film
Flicka: Country PrideMary Malone
2013Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco StoryLauren PhillpsTelevision Film
2014Cowgirls 'N Angels 2: Dakota's SummerKristin
2015BrooklynPattyPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012–presentArrowFelicity SmoakRecurring (Season 1)
Main Cast (Season 2–present)
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2014)
Pending – Teen Choice Award for Female Breakout Star (2014)
2014The Flash[8][9]
Web
YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Soldiers of the ApocalypseFortyMain Cast; 8 episodes
Arrow: Blood RushFelicity Smoak6 episodes

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