Emily Bett Rickards
|Emily Bett Rickards|
Rickards at the 2015 PaleyFest
|Born||Emily Bett Rickards
(1991-07-24) July 24, 1991
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, known for portraying Felicity Smoak on The CW television series Arrow as well as all three of its spin off shows The Flash, Vixen and Legends of Tomorrow.
Rickards was born and raised in British Columbia. Beginning on 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. She studied at the Alida Vocal Studio in Vancouver.
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. Originally signed as a one-episode guest star, her chemistry with the show’s star Stephen Amell coupled with positive fan reaction as well as her sarcastic quips led to her first being signed as a recurring co-star in the rest of the first season, and then as a series regular beginning in the second season. The following year she landed the role of Lauren Phillips in the television movie Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story.
In 2015, she had a supporting role in Brooklyn.
|2012||Random Acts of Romance||Actress|
|2012||Bacon and Eggs||Dite||Short film|
|2012||Flicka: Country Pride||Mary Malone|
|2014||Cowgirls ‘n Angels: Dakota’s Summer||Kristin|
|2012–present||Arrow||Felicity Smoak/Overwatch||Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2–present)
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2014)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Female Breakout Star (2014)
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2015)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2015)
Won – MTV Fandom Awards: Ship Of The Year with Stephen Amell (2015) (2016)
|2013||Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story||Lauren Phillps||Television film|
|2014–2016||The Flash||Felicity Smoak||5 episodes; special guest star (seasons 1–3)
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (2015)
|2016||Legends of Tomorrow||Felicity Smoak||Episode: “River of Time”|
|2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Becky Simmons||Episode: “Joe Jonas Wears a Maroon and Gold Letterman Jacket with White Sneakers”|
|2009||Never Gonna Be Alone||Bride||Music video|
|2013||Soldiers of the Apocalypse||Forty||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2013||Arrow: Blood Rush||Felicity Smoak||6 episodes|
|2015||Very Mallory||Herself||Voice role; guest role|
|2015||Vixen||Felicity Smoak||Guest role (1 episode, credited for 6)|
|2016||Paranormal Solutions Inc.||Genevieve Kreme|