Zelda Rae Williams (born July 31, 1989 in New York City, New York) is an actress, and the daughter of Robin Williams
— he named her after
the eponymous Princess of The Legend of Zeldanote
. She is most recognizable for her roles in commercials and as Kuvira in The Legend of Korra
. She is also a self-professed video game nerd, with her favorite game being Super Smash Bros.
, even though she is an unofficial representative of LOZ
(though on Super Smash Bros. Melee
she always plays as Sheik
, so it's less traitorous). Once when appearing at ComicCon for LOK
, she snuck off to go and play Mario
at the release stand of the new Nintendo handheld. She's also openly bisexual.
Zelda Williams and her works provide examples of:
- Promoted Fanboy: Being given the opportunity to appear in commercials for The Legend of Zelda, as well as be part of the "Operation Moonfall", the special guest at the LOZ 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert in London, and appear at E3 2014, since she is such a big Nintendo fan.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After she and her family suffered harassment from trolls regarding Robin Williams's suicide, Zelda decided to quickly leave Instagram and Twitter. She's been back a few times, although at times her Twitter account ends up just being a place for her to promote her upcoming projects. Although as of April 2020 she somewhat posts normally, with small references to her father, especially his love of anime.