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Maisie Richardson-Sellers (born March 2nd, 1992 in London, England) is an English actress of white English and black Guyanese parentage. Her mother, Joy Richardson, is a theatre actress, while her father acts as well.

She is primarily known for her roles in television, including The Originals, Of Kings and Prophets, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Richardson-Sellers is openly queer, and had a relationship with female American singer Clay. Sellers also uses she/they pronouns.

She co-founded Shethority, a global collective for women to empower, inspire and share with each other. Members in Shethority include Arrowverse co-stars of hers Melissa Benoist, Nicole Maines, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker. The collective focuses on dealing with self-acceptance, homophobia and workplace sexual harassment.


Tropes about the actress:

  • Acting for Two: As Amaya and Charlie in Legends of Tomorrow, though the two never meet each other.
  • Dawson Casting: She was 27 years old playing the undergraduate student Chloe in The Kissing Booth 2.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Played with. She directed an episode for Legends of Tomorrow, but this happened after she departed from the show as a cast member.
  • Fake American: She utilizes an American accent to play Amaya in Legends of Tomorrow, even though the latter hails from the fictional African village of Zambesi. Averted with her second role, Charlie, who poses as a British punk rockstar, allowing Maisie to use her real accent. In The Undeclared War she also plays American Kathy Freeman. Jagged Mind as well sees her play Billie, an American.
  • Queer Character, Queer Actor: She plays sapphic women in The Undeclared War (Kathy) and Jagged Mind (Billie).
  • Real-Life Relative: Her mother Joy Richardson played her character Amaya's ancestor in two episodes for Legends of Tomorrow.
  • What Could Have Been: She originally auditioned for Rey, the lead protagonist of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. She didn't get the part, although the role of minor character Korr Sella was created for her.