Emily Bett Rickards
Emily Bett Rickards (born July 24, 1991) is a Canadian actress, known for portraying Felicity Smoak on The CW television series Arrow.
Rickards was born and raised in British Columbia. Beginning on her career path at a young age, she introduced herself to musical theatre and dance, with the hope of later introducing herself to more serious acting. She graduated from high school early and attended the Vancouver Film School, completing the Acting Essentials Program. After completing the program, she attended an open call audition, which gained her an agent. She studied at the Alida Vocal Studio in Vancouver.
Rickards appeared in the video of the Nickelback single "Never Gonna Be Alone" in 2008 and, after some minor roles, was cast as Felicity Smoak in the TV series Arrow in 2012. Originally signed as a one-episode guest star, her chemistry with the show's star Stephen Amell coupled with positive fan reaction as well as her sarcastic quips led to her first being signed as a recurring co-star in the rest of the first season, and then as a regular character for the second season. The following year she landed the role of Lauren Phillips in the television movie Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- GalaxyCon Austin 2023 - September 1-3, 2023 in Austin, TX, USA
Fan Expo Canada 2023 - August 24-27, 2023 in Toronto, ONCancelled Appearance Fan Expo Denver 2023 - June 30 - July 2, 2023 in Denver, CO, USACancelled Appearance
- Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023 - June 2-4, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming - Melbourne 2023 - April 22-23, 2023 in Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaCancelled Appearance Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming - Gold Coast 2023 - April 15-16, 2023 in Broadbeach, Queensland, AustraliaCancelled Appearance 2022 Dallas Fan Festival 2022 - October 14-16, 2022 in Irving, TX, USACancelled Appearance Dragon Con 2022 - September 1-5, 2022 in Atlanta, GA, USACancelled Appearance
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