Emily Bett Rickards

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Emily Bett Rickards
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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 22)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
Known forFelicity Smoak (Arrow)
 
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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 22)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
Known forFelicity Smoak (Arrow)

Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Felicity Smoak in The CW television series Arrow (2012–present).

Early life[edit source | 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 source | edit]

Emily appeared in the smash hit Nickelback Single Never Gonna Be Alone in 2008 and after some minor roles, in 2012, Rickards was cast as Felicity Smoak in the TV series Arrow.[3] Originally signed as a one-episode guest star,[4] her chemistry with co-star Stephen Amell and positive fan reaction led to her first being signed as a recurring 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 source | edit]

Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Random Acts of RomanceActor
Bacon and EggsDiteShort film
Flicka: Country PrideMary MaloneSequel
2013Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco StoryLauren PhillpsTV film
2014Dakota's SummerKristinIn post-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Soldiers of the ApocalypseFourtyRegular character
2012–presentArrowFelicity SmoakRecurring, Season 1 (17 episodes)
Regular, Season 2

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b Emily Bett Rickards in TVSA
  2. ^ "Testimonials". Alida Vocal Studio. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 10, 2012). "Shiri Appleby Poised To Recur On NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ & More TV Castings". Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Wieselman, Jarett (22 April 2013). "10 Minutes with 'Arrow' Star Emily Bett Rickards". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (February 12, 2013). "'Arrow' Locks In A Fan Favorite". Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (24 April 2013). "The Smoak show: 'Arrow' star Emily Bett Rickards on Felicity, Oliver, and some big life changes". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 30, 2012). "Lifetime To Do Chris Porco Movie With Matt Barr, Eric McCormack & Lolita Davidovich". 

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