Who is Mimi Keene?
Mimi is an English actress, best known to the world as Cindy Williams in the TV series “EastEnders” (2013-2015) and as Ruby Matthews in the TV series “Sex Education” (2019-2022), in addition to several other notable roles that she’s secured so far in her young career.
Mimi Keene Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Mimi Keene was born on 5 August 1998, in Hertfordshire, England. Of Italian, English and Middle Eastern ancestry, she’s the daughter of Hassan Saeed and Alexis Keene. She grew up in England and, was raised with her younger brother.
Despite becoming an international star, Mimi has successfully kept information about her childhood private.
Regarding her educational background, Mimi trained in acting at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London from 2009 to 2014.
Mimi’s career began early on – she was just 12-years-old when she was selected for the part of Janey in “Kin”, performed at the Royal Court Theatre. The play ran from 19 November to 23 December 2010. Mimi continued to study acting, and also auditioning for various roles.
In 2013, she made her on-screen debut with the role of Brandy May Lou in the BAFTA-nominated TV comedy series “Sadie J”, which starred Georgia Lock, Mel Giedroyc and Bobby Fuller.
Rise to Prominence
Mimi was noticed by the producers of the long-running English daytime drama “EastEnders” and cast in the role of Cindy Williams in 2012. She was the fourth and ultimate actress to portray the character in this BAFTA-winning romantic daytime drama that follows the lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square in the East End of London’s Walford borough.
She appeared in 122 episodes before she left the show in August 2015, and over this period, Mimi earned a British Soap Award nomination in the category for Best Young Performance.
Concurrently, Mimi voiced several characters in the popular animated films “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate” (2013) and in the sequel “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2” in 2014.
After her stint on “EastEnders” concluded, the young star furthered her studies and pursued several other roles. In 2016, she was Lana Westmore in another long-running soap opera, “Casualty”, and then went on to star in the short sci-fi film “The Escape” (2017).
‘Sex Education’ and International Stardom
In 2019 Mimi was selected for the part of Ruby Matthews in the Netflix-produced teen comedy series “Sex Education”; the show follows a group of teenagers, students of Moordale Secondary school, and their everyday struggles. Their sex issues are resolved by Ottis Milburn, who is portrayed by Asa Butterfield, the son of sex psychiatrist Jean Milburn, played by Gillian Anderson.
Mimi portrays the popular mean girl and the leader of the school’s girls’ group Untouchables. At first, Ruby is seen as a typical mean, shallow girl, but as the show progresses, she becomes a good girl with a profound personality of her own.
So far, Mimi has starred in 24 episodes and has taken a few fans to her side from the other main female lead, Emma Mackey, who portrays Maeve Wiley, who helps Otis run the sex therapy clinic.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Mimi appeared in the action thriller-drama film “Close”, with Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson and Abdellatif Chaouqi in 2019. The same year, she portrayed the younger version of Edith Bratt, J.R.R. Tolkien’s wife and muse, in the biopic about the English author “Tolkien”.
The film shows Tolkien’s formative years as he finds love, friendship, and inspiration for his creations.
As of mid-2022, Mimi Keene’s net worth has been estimated to be $2 million, earned through her young but successful acting career, during which she’s already made more than 10 film and TV appearances.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
When it comes to her personal life, Mimi has been a smart girl and has kept her romantic life away from the public eye. However, her secretive nature has created a couple of rumors, including that she is in a relationship with her “Sex Education” co-star Asa Butterfield.
Mimi hasn’t addressed this rumor, and for now, there is no information about her love life. According to some reports, she is currently single, and focused on her acting career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.58m), while she weighs approximately 119lbs (54kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-24-35, and her bra size is 33B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Recently, Mimi became interested in fashion, and has already graced the cover pages of several magazines, including The Untitled, and Wonderland, among others.
She is a huge animal lover, and has three pet dogs and a pet cat.
Mimi spends time with her friends and family when she’s not working, and enjoys traveling and shopping.