Emma Mackey

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Emma Mackey
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Mackey in 2019
Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey

Le Mans, Sarthe, France
ResidenceLondon, England[1]
CitizenshipFrench • British
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
Years active2016–present

Emma Margaret Tachard-Mackey is a French-British actress. She is best known for her role as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix original series Sex Education.


Emma Tachard-Mackey was born in Le Mans, France, to a French father and a British mother. Her father, Philippe, is a headmaster. Her mother, Rachel, is a volunteer at a charity. She grew up in Sablé-sur-Sarthe and received her Baccalauréat in 2013. She moved to the United Kingdom at age 17, and later attended the University of Leeds.[2]


Mackey stars alongside Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson and Ncuti Gatwa in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.[3][4] Her character in Sex Education, Maeve Wiley, is a quick witted and business-savvy "bad girl" who convinces a fellow student to start an underground sex therapy business at their school.[5][6] Sex Education is Mackey's first major television series. She has received positive critical reception for her performance.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Badger Lane Michelle
2019–present Sex Education Maeve Wiley Main role; 8 episodes


  1. ^ "Emma Mackey une franco-britannique nouvelle star de Netflix". Ici Londres. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Sex Education sur Netflix : Emma Tachard-Mackey, étoile montante originaire de la Sarthe !". L'Actu. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ "REVIEW: 'Sex Education' teases but also tells a good story". Sioux City Journal.
  4. ^ Romero, Ariana (11 January 2019). "Sex Education's Maeve Herself On That Vagina Shaming Episode". Refinery29. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bergado, Gabe (4 January 2019). "Meet the Cast of "Sex Education," Netflix's Hilarious New Dramedy All About, Well, Sex". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ Vick, Megan (12 January 2019). "Sex Education Is the Most Honest Coming-of-Age TV Show We've Seen in Forever". TV Guide. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ Naahar, Rohan (14 January 2019). "Sex Education review: Netflix pops 2019's cherry with its best show in months". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

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