Emma Mackey

Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey is a French-British actress. She is best known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix original series Sex Education. Emma Tachard-Mackey was born in Le Mans, France, to a French father and a British mother. Her father, Philippe, is a headmaster. Her mother, Rachel, is a volunteer at a charity. She grew up in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and received her Baccalauréat (specialized in Literature) in Nantes, in 2013. She moved to the United Kingdom at age 17, and later attended the University of Leeds where she studied theatre, performed in productions at the Workshop Theatre and directed plays for the university's theatre group.

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Emma Mackey
Mackey in 2019
Born
Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey

Le Mans, Sarthe, France
ResidenceLondon, England[1]
Citizenship
  • French
  • British
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
OccupationActress
Years active2016–present

Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey is a French-British actress. She is best known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix original series Sex Education.

Biography

Emma Tachard-Mackey was born in Le Mans, France, to a French father and a British mother. Her father, Philippe, is a headmaster. Her mother, Rachel, is a volunteer at a charity.[2] She grew up in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and received her Baccalauréat (specialized in Literature) in Nantes, in 2013.[3][4] She moved to the United Kingdom at age 17, and later attended the University of Leeds where she studied theatre, performed in productions at the Workshop Theatre and directed plays for the university's theatre group.[5][6][7]

Mackey has been compared to Australian actress Margot Robbie, having been mistaken for her at the beginning of her career.[8][9][10]

Career

Mackey modeled for the English clothing line AIDA Shoreditch's 2017 summer collection.[11] In 2016, Mackey played Michelle in the horror television film Badger_Lane.[12] In 2018, she starred in Summit Fever, a drama film about two young English mountaineers attempting to climb the Matterhorn, the Eiger, and Mont Blanc over the summer.[13][14][15][9]

Mackey stars alongside Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson and Ncuti Gatwa in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.[16][17] Her character in Sex Education, Maeve Wiley, is a quick witted and business-savvy "bad girl" who convinces a fellow student to start an underground sex therapy business at their school.[18][19] Sex Education is Mackey's first major television series. She has received positive critical reception for her performance.[20] Her character's pink hair sparked a fashion trend.[21]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2018 Summit Fever Isabelle

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Badger Lane Michelle Television film, credited as "Emma Tachard-Mackey"
2019–present Sex Education Maeve Wiley Main role; 8 episodes

References

  1. "Emma Mackey une franco-britannique nouvelle star de Netflix". Ici Londres. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. "Sex Education sur Netflix : Emma Tachard-Mackey, étoile montante originaire de la Sarthe !". L'Actu. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. "Résultats du Bac pour Emma Margaret TACHARD-MACKEY". Le Parisien. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. "Emma Mackey: 11 facts about the 'Sex Education' star you probably didn't know". Pop Buzz. Global. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. "Table @ the Workshop Theatre". Worshop Theatre. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. "The Audition Process (get your cockney accents on)". LUU THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS 'SAVED'!. Wordpress. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. Woodham, Lucy (13 January 2019). "Say hello to Emma Mackey, Leeds graduate and Maeve Wiley in Netflix's 'Sex Education'". The Tab. Tab Media Ltd. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  8. Keene, Allison (10 January 2019). "'Sex Education' Review: Netflix's Frank and Sincere Comedy Series Is a Charmer". Collider. Marc Fernandez. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  9. 1 2 Marine, Brooke (12 January 2019). "Meet the Breakout Cast of Netflix's New Hit Show Sex Education". W. Condé Nast. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  10. Adnkronos (13 January 2019). "Sex Education: chi è Emma Mackey, la sosia di Margot Robbie nella serie Netflix".
  11. "Emma Mackey Height, Age, Boyfriend, Biography, Family, Affair & More". Dreshare. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  12. Sorokach, Josh (11 January 2019). "Emma Mackey is the Undisputed Breakout Star of Netflix's 'Sex Education'". Decider. Jesse Angelo. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  13. "SUMMIT FEVER". Carnaby. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  14. "Maeve Wiley is played by Emma Mackey". Pop Buzz. Global. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  15. Westbrook, Caroline (13 January 2019). "Who is Sex Education star Emma Mackey and what has she starred in before?". Metro. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  16. "REVIEW: 'Sex Education' teases but also tells a good story". Sioux City Journal.
  17. Romero, Ariana (11 January 2019). "Sex Education's Maeve Herself On That Vagina Shaming Episode". Refinery29. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  18. Bergado, Gabe (4 January 2019). "Meet the Cast of "Sex Education," Netflix's Hilarious New Dramedy All About, Well, Sex". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  19. Vick, Megan (12 January 2019). "Sex Education Is the Most Honest Coming-of-Age TV Show We've Seen in Forever". TV Guide. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  20. Naahar, Rohan (14 January 2019). "Sex Education review: Netflix pops 2019's cherry with its best show in months". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  21. Sasso, Samantha (14 January 2019). "Maeve's Pink Hair Stole The Show In Sex Education". Refinery29. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
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