Mimi Keene

Mimi Keene (born 5 August 1998)[1] is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Cindy Williams in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Ruby Matthews in the Netflix series Sex Education.[2][3]

Mimi Keene
Born (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 21)
EducationItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
TelevisionEastEnders
Sex Education

Early lifeEdit

Keene was born on 5 August 1998 and studied at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts from 2009–2014.[4]

CareerEdit

Keene's career began on the stage, making her professional debut playing Janey in Kin at The Royal Court Theatre from 19 November to 23 December 2010.[5][6][7] In 2013, Keene appeared in CBBC's Sadie J as Brandy May Lou and in Our Girl as Jade Dawes.[8] Between 2013 and 2015, Keene was a series regular in EastEnders, playing Cindy Williams. In 2016, Keene appeared in an episode of Casualty as Lana Westmore,[9] and played Megan in a short film, The Escape, in 2017. Keene also had voice roles for video games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2. In 2019, Keene portrayed the younger version of Edith Tolkien in Tolkien,[2] began playing Ruby Matthews in the Netflix series Sex Education, and appeared in the film Close.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 School for Stars Herself 2 episodes
2013 Sadie J Brandy May Lou Episode: "Dederama"
2013 Our Girl Jade Dawes Episode: "Pilot"
2013–2015 EastEnders Cindy Williams Series regular; 122 episodes
2016 Casualty Lana Westmore Episode: "High Tide"
2017 The Escape Megan Short film
2019 Close Claire Film
2019 Tolkien Young Edith Bratt Film
2019–present Sex Education Ruby Matthews Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2014 The British Soap Awards Best Young Performance EastEnders Nominated [10]
2015 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Nominated [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Soen, Hayley. "Who is Mimi Keene? The 21-year-old who plays Sex Ed's most underrated character". The Tab. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Helen (19 January 2018). "Remember EastEnders' Cindy Williams? TJ Spraggan's ex looks VERY different now..." Daily Express. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "This is what the cast of Netflix's 'Sex Education' are like in real life". The Tab. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "News". Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Kin - theatre review". The Guardian. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Theatre review:Kin at Royal Theatre". British Theatre Guide. 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Kin". Official London Theatre. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Our Girl 24/03/2013". BBC. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Casualty - High Tide credits". BBC. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  10. ^ "British Soap Awards 2014 - winners in full". Digital Spy. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2015 longlist revealed: Who's in line for Best Actor, Actress and Newcomer?". Digital Spy. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.

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