In the 3rd season of the series Sex Education, it seems that fans have fallen in love with Moordale’s resident girl named Ruby Matthews. Otis, our beloved protagonist has also fallen under her spell, but Otis should have been more impulsive. Although his instincts have been proved faultless when Ruby halted out of the finale as one of the season’s highlights, a hilarious and multi-faceted character no longer defined by her snobbery or shallow remarks. The development of the character’s entire credit goes to Mimi Keene, she is one of the most overlooked talents till now of the hit dramedy of Netflix.
Mimi Keene in an interview with Glamour has said that “I’m excited about this new element to Ruby, in the sense that you find out a lot more of who she is behind the bravado of, ‘I’m perfect. Everything in my life is brilliant. I’m better than you,'” She further said, “Otis helps get her to open up.”
Keene’s only divination as an actress has made the character of Ruby, previously it was very disappointed about Maeve’s unexpressive knowledge, into a love interest of surprising emotional resonance. After all eight episodes, Ruby’s relationship with Otis, or rather lack thereof is one of the most heart-wrenching developments in this season.
As we talk about Mimi Keene, a 23-year-old rising star grows up. Here we present all the details about her life and expanding career.
Early Life of Mimi Keene- about her studies, debut, and career
Mimi Keene is a London-based actress who has spent her entire life in England, but she up specifically in Hertfordshire, a county just north of the capital. It consists of little more than a million people. It is best known for the landmark St. Albans Cathedral, which showcases some of the area’s most stunning architecture, dating back to the 11th century—and likely founded in the 8th century.
Keene has completed her studies at the renowned London performing arts school, which is almost 110 years old. She has studied from the year 2009-2014. This school also consists of other alumni that include Naomi Campbell, Russell Brand, Lesley Manville, Julianne Hough, and Tracey Ullman.
The Sex Education star has started her professional stage in the year 2010 with a play named Kin, which has been written about a girl’s boarding school in the 1990s. Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington has called the plot “one of the best arguments for state education I have come across”.
Keene has played the role of 10-year-old Janey who is ironically a Ruby-lite character with a rather alarming bullying streak. Billington has written about the performance: “Mimi Keene as Janey and Ciara Southwood as Mimi, watched over by Annette Badland as a perceptive teacher, are unnervingly good.”
Keen has accelerated her rise with a performance in the beloved (and notorious) British soap opera EastEnders from the year 2013 to 2015. She has played the role of Cindy Williams, a character who has been first introduced in the year 1998 and played by only four different actresses over the period of 17 years. The character was best known for a storyline in which she becomes pregnant at 14, and later for her suspected involvement in a murder case. It would not be a soap opera without those tropes, after all!
She and Ruby have one key characteristic in common: They both love to dress up.
Mimi Keene has admitted that Ruby does not share much about the personality traits. But one thing they found common in them is that they both share a sharp eye for fashion, especially when it comes to dressing up in unusual venues. “I like to dress up and wear heels in very inappropriate places, which Ruby loves to do as well,” Keene says. “That’s probably one of the most fun parts of playing her, and this season is no different. She has some incredible outfits.”
Her real-life dog appears in Sex Education season 3.
The puppy whom all have seen that Keene keep in her locker all throughout the school day- you all be pleased to learn that it was no one else but her real-life canine friend, Baby portrays herself in the series. This content is imported from Instagram. This news can also be found out in another format, or you may be able to find more information at their website.
Keene has told to Glamour, “I’ve been trying to land her a role for the past three years, and she’s just landed it this season.” She later to RadioTimes “I’m a proud mother. I’ve been trying to get her in since season one – I’ve been, like, slowly, slowly, bringing her with me every day, letting everyone get to know her.”