Emma Mackey

Emma Margaret Mackey is a French-British actress. Since 2019, she has starred as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.

Early life

Emma Margaret Mackey was born in Le Mans, the daughter of a French father and an English mother. Her father is a school headmaster. She grew up in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and received her baccalauréat in 2013, subsequently moving to England to study English language and literature at the University of Leeds. She graduated in 2016. Mackey lives in London.


Mackey stars in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Maeve Wiley, a quick-witted, business-savvy "bad girl" who convinces fellow student Otis Milburn to start an underground sex therapy business at their school. Sex Education is Mackey's first major television series. Her performance has been critically well-received. In May 2020, it was announced that Mackey will play Emily Brontë in a biopic which will focus on her early life.