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Creator / Zelda Williams

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Zelda Williams: Dad?
Robin Williams: Yes, Zelda?
Zelda: Are you mixing me up with the princess again?
Robin: Hard to say; you're both pretty magical.

Zelda Rae Williams (born July 31, 1989 in New York City, New York) is an American actress, director, producer and writer.

She is the daughter of Robin Williams and Marsha Graces Williams, and was named by her father after the eponymous Princess of The Legend of Zeldanote . On her mother's side, she has Filipino ancestry.

She is most recognizable for her roles in commercials and for voicing 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 Zelda (though on Super Smash Bros. Melee, she always plays as Sheik, so it's less traitorous). Once when appearing at ComicCon for TLOK, she snuck off to go and play Mario at the release stand of the new Nintendo handheld. She's also openly bisexual.

Selected filmography

Zelda Williams and her works provide examples of:

  • Named After Somebody Famous: Her father was a big fan of The Legend of Zelda and named her after the titular princess herself.
  • Queer Character, Queer Actor: Williams is a bisexual woman and has played LGBT+ characters multiple times.
    • Caitlin, a bisexual woman on Teen Wolf.
    • Williams played Drew, a gay trans boy, on the show Dead of Summer.
    • Lesbian Ellie in Locating Silver Lake.
    • Jess in Shrimp, a lesbian dominatrix.
    • She played Leona, a lesbian, for an episode on Jane the Virgin.
  • 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.