Mimi Keene, the new star of ‘Sex Education’: 7 things you did not know about the person in charge of playing Ruby

The Netflix series has dared to remove layers of superficiality from the “popular girl” of Moordale and has turned out to be one of the great surprises of season 3.

We met Ruby Matthews already in the first season of Sex Education, but, while in the first episodes she was just the typical popular high school girl who looked over her shoulder at the rest of the students, the third installment recently released on Netflix has opted to tear off its armor and show us the real Ruby. A sensitive young woman, with the same fears and self-esteem problems as any other Moordale student and a fundamental pillar in her home, where she takes care of her sick father. In addition, we have also been able to know his most tender and in love side of the hand of his relationship with Otis, which has not turned out as many would have liked but that has unseated Maeve in the minds of some and is already one of the great ‘shipps’ of characters among fans.

Ruby, the big surprise of season 3 of ‘Sex Education’ and what to expect from her future with Otis

The new Ruby has been received with open arms by fans of the series starring Asa Butterfield and Emma MacKey and has become the true sensation of season 3. The one in charge of bringing it to life is the very young British actress Mimi Keene, unknown to many, but about which you can find out some interesting details below.

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1. Some biographical data

Mimi Keene was born on August 5, 1998 in southern England, but the British actress also has American citizenship. He now lives in London, although he grew up in Hertfordshire, a region north of London.

She is currently 23 years old and, according to her Instagram account – where she has more than three million followers – she is passionate about fashion, dogs and loves spending time with friends.

2. First steps and a theatrical debut that put the spotlight on her

Mimi Keene was clear that she wanted to become acting from a young age, so in 2009, when she was only 11 years old, she was already studying at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London. There he was training until 2014.

Her professional debut took place on the stage of a theater, specifically on the stage of the Royal Court Theater, where she was one of the protagonists of the play ‘Kin’ about a female boarding school from the 90s and received critical acclaim with barely 12 years old.

3. His first success in front of the cameras

The young woman made some brief appearances in series and TV Movies, but the one that was the definitive step for her career to begin to take off was the famous television series EastEnders, which has been broadcast on the BBC since 1985. In it she played Cindy Williams, a character who has been embodied by various actresses over the years, and was even nominated for a British Soap Award for her role.


Mimi Keene en ‘EastEnders’.

4. Pinitos on the big screen

Became famous in EastEnders and reaffirmed itself in Sex Education, but Keene has also started to make his first steps on the big screen. At just 23 years old, she has a great future ahead of her, but her film debut was the Netflix film La Protectora, released in 2019. She was also in charge of giving life to Edith Tolkien in the movie Tolkien about the famous fantasy author , in which he shares the bill with Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.

5. Best friend of dogs (and determined that they are also stars)

Mimi Keene loves dogs and proof of this are social networks, where we can see her posing with her pets in more than one and two photographs. To his character in Sex Education, Ruby, she also likes dogs and, in fact, the puppy we see in her locker actually belongs to the actress.

6. She is single but has been linked to Asa Butterfield

It is not 100% official, since she wants her private life to remain in the background, but it seems that Mimi Keene is currently single. However, his character’s chemistry with Otis in the season 3 of Sex Education has led some to speculate that the actress may be in a relationship with her co-star in real life.

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7. You want to continue growing in ‘Sex Education’

Mimi Keene is delighted with Ruby and hopes her character will continue to grow on the show. “I hope that Ruby continues on the path that has started this season,” said Mimi Keene in an interview with SensaCine. “I would like to continue exploring her sweetest side and her most emotional side, because she has emotions, she is not so cold. That is something that she is interpreting.”

‘Sex Education’ is back: Netflix renews it for a season 4

Fortunately, you will be able to, since Netflix confirmed the renewal for a season 4 of Sex Education last Saturday at his TUDUM fan event. Meanwhile, the first three seasons are already available on the platform.