This profile is part of Queerty’s 2023 Out For Good series, recognizing public figures who’ve had the courage to come out and make a difference in the past year.Name: Bella Ramsey, 19Bio: Ramsey is an English actor who has already scored an Emmy nomination for leading a hit television series, headlined a critically acclaimed movie, and guested on one of the most talked about shows of all time—and they’re still a teenager!Born in Nottingham, the performer began acting when they were 4.
By the time they turned 13, they knew they wanted to take their career in the arts more seriously and started auditioning for roles.Their first?
Oh, just a little show by the name of Game Of Thrones! The HBO fantasy epic was already a TV blockbuster when Ramsey joined the cast in 2016, playing the tiny but fearsome Lyanna Mormont, an immediate fan favorite.Off of that breakout success, Ramsey led the television adaptation of children’s novels The Worst Witch, voiced the titular role in animated series Hilda, and starred in medieval coming-of-age tale Catherine Called Birdy, which earned them further critical acclaim.And in 2023 came The Last Of Us, the buzzy post-apocalyptic video game drama which made them and co-star Pedro Pascal household names.
As Ellie, the scrappy survivor who might be the key to curing a deadly fungal virus, Ramsey brought groundbreaking LGBTQ+ representation to the series, on screen and off.For their stellar work on the show, Ramsey received an Emmy nomination this summer.