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Emma Mackey, also known as Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey, is a French-British actress who gained recognition for her role in the popular Netflix series ‘Sex Education’. With her striking resemblance to Margot Robbie, Mackey initially faced confusion in her early career. However, her ambition and determination led her to pursue acting, studying theatre and honing her skills through various workshops. Since her debut in 2016, Mackey has quickly become one of the most prominent young actresses in European television.

Quick Facts

  • Name: Emma Margaret Marie Tachard-Mackey
  • Age: 27 Years
  • Born Country: France
  • Family: father – Philippe, mother – Rachel
  • Actresses
  • British Women
  • Ancestry: British French
  • Education: University Of Leeds


After studying theatre in Leeds, Emma Mackey worked briefly as a model before venturing into acting. In 2016, she appeared in the horror television film ‘Badger Lane’, directed by Shay Nicole Collins. The film received positive reviews and won the Best Film Drama award at the National Student Television Association Awards.

Her next appearance was in the 2018 drama film ‘Summit Fever’, which tells the story of two mountaineers attempting to climb three mountains in the Alps.

In 2018, Mackey was signed to play one of the lead roles in the Netflix original series ‘Sex Education’. She portrays the character of ‘Maeve Wiley’ in the British comedy drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. The show has been fairly successful and revolves around three main characters, played by Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, and Emma Mackey. Mackey’s character is a “bad girl” and social outcast who teams up with her friend to set up a clinic to address the awkward problems of their fellow students. The series also features other actors such as Ncuti Gatwa, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Connor Swindells, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, and Aimee Lou Wood.

Family & Personal Life

Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey was born on January 4, 1996, in Le Mans, France. Her parents are Philippe, a school principal, and Rachel, a charity worker. Her mother is British and her father is French. Mackey grew up in France and earned her baccalauréat in Nantes before moving to the UK. She enrolled at the University of Leeds to study theatre and directed plays for the university’s theatre group.

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