Monday 21 September 2020

Emily Bett Rickards

Emily Bett Rickards, a Canadian actress was born on 24th July, 1991, at Vancouver, Canada. She is the daughter of Dr. Diane Greig, a dream psychotherapist. 

She aspired to be an actress from a very young age, and attended the Vancouver Film School after completing high school. Her first on-screen appearance was in the video for a Nickelback single. 

Rickards did her most notable role in 2012 with her first television series as Felicity Smoak in Arrow. Though her cast was as a one-episode guest star, her performance made her a series regular from the second season. She also worked in movies like The Flash, Brooklyn, Slumber, We Need to Talk, etc. 

Emily Bett Rickards Religion

The religion of Rickards is kind of unknown, as she is not so expressive about her spiritual side. She has starred in various roles of various religions, but she has not said anything regarding her faith in her religion or any other religion. It is not known if she follows any particular religion.

Emily Bett Rickards Political Views

           Rickards is very active in philanthropist works. She launched a T-shirt campaign in support of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases (AARDA), through a crowd funding merchandise in 2016. She supports a foundation that does treatment of spinal injuries. Vancouver Film School has announced the “Emily Bett Rickards Acting Scholarship”, in partnership with Rickards, for bright students in both acting and academic programs.

Who is she dating?

She has been in a relationship with her co-star Colton Haynes from the year 2013. The couple never really confirmed the news, but appeared together in several public functions. Later in 2016, Haynes revealed that he is gay. There was no other news regarding the breakup of Rickards and Haynes. 

Rickards is rumoured to be in a relationship with her Arrow co-star Aisha Tyler currently. She has not revealed anything about her sexuality yet, but it seems like they are together. Tyler has posted a photo of them on her Instagram, mentioning Rickards as her true love. 

Emily Bett Rickards Hobbies

Rickards has a hobby of reading, which had helped her a lot in selecting her roles in movies and television series. She also likes photography. She has once stated that she likes to learn new things, and she had that habit from her early childhood days itself. 

She is very active in social media sites, Instagram for example. She likes to post new pictures of herself and those regarding her ideas. Rickards also likes to spend time with her dog, whose name is Ophelia.

Interesting Facts

    • In her childhood, Rickards wanted to be an astronaut, and other options for her as a career at that time were, actor, veterinarian, or a pirate. 

    • Her audition for the role of Patty in the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn was through a Skype call, with director John Crowley. 

    • She is the narrator of an audiobook named “The Wicked Ones”, which is a part of the “Ghosts of the Shadow Market” anthology.