Maisie Richardson-Sellers (born 2 March 1992) is a British actress. She is known for her recurring role as Eva Sinclair on The CW series The Originals, as well as her starring roles as King Saul of Israel’s daughter Michal in the ABC Biblical series Of Kings and Prophets and as Amaya Jiwe / Vixen and Charlie on The CW superhero series Legends of Tomorrow.
Richardson-Sellers openly identifies as queer. In 2017, along with her Arrowverse co-stars, Richardson-Sellers co-founded Shethority (“She + Authority”), an online global collective described as “a positive place for women and the feminine to inspire, empower, and share.” Active members of the initiative include Melissa Benoist, Nicole Maines, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Tala Ashe, Emily Bett Rickards, Juliana Harkavy, Katie Cassidy, Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker. Through social media, women share their own stories and experiences on dealing with self-acceptance, homophobia, sexual harassment at the workplace.
Early Life and Career
She has self-described herself as “born and raised in London, to a black Guyanese mother and a white English father”. The daughter of Joy Richardson, Richardson-Sellers comes from a family of stage actors. She grew up attending private schools through bursaries and scholarships. In 2013, Richardson-Sellers graduated, with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology, from the University of Oxford, where she participated in and directed several plays, including Mephisto, Chatroom, and There Will Be Red. The daughter of theatre actors, she grew up in England and acted in numerous stage plays during her youth.
After graduating from university, she started auditioning and landed her first role in Star Wars sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in the cameo role of Korr Sella.
After wrapping filming for her The Force Awakens role, Richardson-Sellers booked her second role as Rebekah Mikaelson in the CW series The Originals in 2014, where the character of Rebekah inhabits a different body after a spell gone wrong. She later played the character of Eva Sinclair on The Originals. Executive Producer Michael Narducci described her performance as having “an incredibly strong sparkle” and “there’s a great beauty – not only with physical beauty but there’s a great inner beauty – that comes up in her performance. There’s also just this incredible strength.”
In 2018, Richardson-Sellers appeared in the short film Melody, directed by Bernard Kordieh. In May 2019, it was announced Richardson-Sellers would star in The Kissing Booth 2, directed by Vince Marcello for Netflix. She plays Chloe in the Kissing Booth 2.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers has been dating LA soul singer CLAY for almost four years now after the two met at a party. As of 2021, Maisie Richardson-Sellers is not yet married.
As of 2021, Maisie Richardson-Sellers net worth is estimated at $2 million (net worth estimated in 2021).