Maisie Williams was born on April 15, 1997 as Margaret Constance Williams. She is a British actress and dancer. She is the youngest of four children born to Hilary Pitt (now Frances), a former university course administrator. She grew up in Somerset. Williams attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton, before moving to Bath Dance College to study Performing Arts. She is first acting in Game of Thrones as Arya Stark. She has been dancing for 4 years and does Musical Theatre, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Street and Freestyle as well as gymnastics and trampolining.
Since 2011, Williams has played Arya Stark, a tomboyish young girl from a noble family, in the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones. Arya was Williams’ first role in any professional capacity. She has received critical acclaim for her performance in the series. Maisie continued to garner praise for her performance in the show’s second season, and HBO submitted her for consideration in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, although she did not receive a nomination. She won the 2012 Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television, and the Portal Award for Best Young Actor. At 15 years of age, Williams was the youngest actress ever to win in the Best Supporting Actress category. In March 2013, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress and, in November 2013, won the BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for Best British Actor. To date, she has appeared in all five broadcast seasons.
In 2012, Williams played Loren Caleigh in the BBC series The Secret of Crickley Hall and appeared in a Funny or Die skit titled The Olympic Ticket Scalper. She also appeared in the independent films Heatstroke (2012) and Gold (2013), and the short films Corvidae (2013) and Up On The Roof (2013). In addition, Williams signed on to play Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi film We Are Monsters, which was set for a 2014 release. Williams will also portray Lydia in the British film The Falling, which premiered on 11 October 2014, and was released on 24 April 2015 in the UK.
As of December 2014, Williams was in talks with Naughty Dog to star as Ellie in the film adaptation of the video game The Last of Us. In January 2015, Williams appeared in one-off Channel 4 docu-drama Cyberbully, and in February 2015, she received European recognition with a Shooting Stars Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. On 30 March 2015, the BBC announced that Williams will guest star in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who.