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Overview (2)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Canadian actress Emily Bett Rickards was born on July 24, 1991. She attended film school after graduating high school, and also attended Alida Vocal Studio. She plays "Felicity Smoak" on the CW network's Arrow (2012) and The Flash (2014), and appears in the upcoming, acclaimed feature film, Brooklyn (2015), alongside Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Julie Walters. Emily currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lucas Talent

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

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 regular character for 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham

Trivia (3)

Is best friends with actress Fanta Sesay.
She has played the same character (Felicity Smoak) in five different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014), Vixen (2015), Supergirl (2015) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
Did musical theatre and dance at a young age.

Personal Quotes (6)

I'm always interested to meet my friends' parents, or who they were raised by. Where they grew up, I always find very interesting.
When you get involved romantically with someone, sometimes you end up overlooking things that you could help people with better, as a friend.
I like exploring, especially being and getting more comfortable with a character and in the space a character is always in.
It's interesting that you don't always fall in love with someone that you're perfectly perfect for.
I was always very physical, growing up, and did sports. I like to get out and do different things, and walk in different shoes. I like change. I like challenge.
Every time someone in your life dies, you realize you're not invincible and you have to wonder if we're celebrating life or if we're mourning a death.

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