For many Emily Bett Rickards will always be Felicity Smoak. Even though the series wrapped up its vast universe in January of 2020, fans could not stop raving about the shit Emily Bett put into her character. The break-out performance in the TV series, Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards has gone on from a short time Indie movie actor to a bona fide superstar. But for all her fame, Emily remains humble and grounded. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Emily Bett Rickards.
Emily Bett Rickards was born on the 24th of July 1991, in British Columbia, Canada. While little is known about her father, Emily’s mother Dr. Diane Greig works as a dream psychotherapist in Vancouver. Interested in acting from a young age, Emily began musical theatre and dance. In an interview with uInterview, Emily revealed that her family encouraged her creative talents from a young age and how much she loved theatre.
“I just always loved it. We did Oliver and Pippy Longstocking and Peter Pan – all these sort of fanatical children’s stories. We brought them to life, and that’s always something that I knew I wanted to do.”
After graduating high school, Emily enrolled at the Vancouver Film School and completed the Acting Essentials Program. After gaining an agent at the open call audition, Emily attended the Alida Vocal Studio in Vancouver.
Emily began her professional career in 2009 when she starred on the video for the Nickelback single Never Gonna Be Alone. Following her debut appearance, Emily was cast in the short film Bacon and Eggs, which was released in 2012. In the same year, Emily was cast in Flicka: Country Pride, and more importantly on Arrow. Even though Emily was cast as a one-episode guest star for the series, her performance impressed the higher-ups who wanted her to see out the rest of the first season. Her performance opened to rave reviews from fans and critics which saw Emily cast on as the main character for the rest of the series. In its entirety, Emily appeared in more than 154 episodes of the series and netted 15 award nominations.
After closing 2012 with Random Acts of Romance, Emily returned to the big screen in 2014 with the movie, Cowgirls ‘n Angels: Dakota’s Summer. 2015 proved to be a busy year for Emily who was cast in two movies Normal Doors and Brooklyn. She was also cast on the 2016 movie Sidekick and voiced the character of Caitlin in the 2017 movie, Axis. Emily’s last two movie appearance came in 2018 with Funny Story and The Clinic, she is currently working on the movie, We Need to Talk. Much of Emily’s TV career has been centered around the Arrowverse, with Comedy Bang! Bang! being the sole exception.
During 2018 and 2019, Emily decided to take a break from her work on TV series and movies and started working in theatre. Down the years, Emily has worked on several Broadway productions and is a huge fan of the medium. Her most recent play was released in 2019 under the title, Reborning.
The Canadian actress Emily has a net worth recorded at USD 2 million as of 2020.
While Emily is enjoying immense success in her professional life, the TV star has been oddly quiet about her personal life. Emily has not shared details on her relationships even though she was once rumored to be dating her co-star, Stephen Amell. Even though most of her personal life affairs remain under the secracy we can confirm that she is yet to get married and has no children either.