Stella Maeve Biography

Stella Maeve is an American actress, who is best known for her brilliant portrayal of Julia Wicker in the TV series ‘The Magicians’. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Stella Maeve
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Birthday: November 14, 1989

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 29 Years, 29 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born in: Nyack, New York

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'1" (155 cm), 5'1" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Benjamin Wadsworth (m. 2019)

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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Stella Maeve is an American actress, who is best known for her brilliant portrayal of the character of Julia Wicker in the TV series ‘The Magicians’. Originally from New York, Maeve is Native American. She is part Blackfoot and part Cherokee. She made her screen debut in the 2005 short film ‘Liminality’. That year, she also appeared on the big screen for the first time, in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama ‘Transamerica’. Her television debut occurred in the same year as well, in a season four episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’. In 2014, she joined Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise as Nadia Decotis in ‘Chicago P.D.’. She portrayed the character until 2015 and reprised the role in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, a show from Wolf’s other TV franchise. She also began portraying the female lead Julia Wicker in the Syfy fantasy-drama series ‘The Magicians’ that year. While Stella Maeve found a solid footing as a TV actress, she continued to act in indie films. As a member of the cast of the 2012 drama film ‘Starlet’, she won the Robert Altman Award at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

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  • In 2005, Stella Maeve began her career in writer-director Jess Bond’s (credited as Jess Manafort) short film ‘Liminality’, portraying the role of Kat. She then worked with the likes of Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, and Fionnula Flanagan in writer-director Duncan Tucker ‘Transamerica’. The film received multiple awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama for Huffman.
  • In 2005, Stella Maeve also began her long-standing professional relationship with Dick Wolf by guest-starring in the season-four episode, ‘No Exit’, of NBC’s police procedural television drama series ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’. She also appeared in another episode that season, playing a different character, and in a season 16 episode of ‘Law & Order’.
  • In 2006, she starred in the short film ‘Euthanasia’, and in the following year, portrayed the role of Lighty in the comedy-drama ‘Remember the Daze’. Between 2008 and 2009, she appeared in two episodes of The CW teen-drama series ‘Gossip Girl’, playing the role of Emma Boardman, the niece of Dean Berube from Yale. Maeve worked with Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke in the 2009 crime-drama ‘Brooklyn's Finest’.
  • In 2010, she portrayed the late singer-songwriter and musician Sandy West in the biographical drama ‘The Runaways’. In the same year, she starred in the telefilm ‘My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2’, which was a sequel to the 2009 telefilm ‘My Super Psycho Sweet 16’. She portrayed Tracy Bernstein and her clone Tracy 2 in the 2012 sci-fi thriller ‘Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles’. In the critically acclaimed indie drama ‘Starlet’, Maeve delivered a powerful performance as an adult film actress and neurotic flatmate of the main character, Jane (Dree Hemingway).
  • In 2013, Stella Maeve was cast as Agnes Clark, the younger sister of the protagonist, Walter William Clark Jr. (Theo James), in the short-lived crime-drama series ‘Golden Boy’. Despite garnering mixed to positive reviews from the critics, it never became popular among the general public and was cancelled by CBS after airing 13 episodes.
  • Maeve joined the cast of ‘Chicago P.D.’ in the season one episode, ‘Now Is Always Temporary’, in 2014. Her character, Nadia Decotis, was initially a prostitute and drug addict but later becomes an employee of the police department. She was associated with the show until 2015 when she left to star in ‘The Magicians’.
  • Based on American novelist Lev Grossman’s The Magicians trilogy, the Syfy fantasy drama ‘The Magicians’ (2015-19) revolves around Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), who starts attending Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy to become a magician. Maeve portrays Julia Wicker, Coldwater’s childhood friend. She is denied entry into the university and subsequently joins a secret magical society.
  • Stella Maeve first appeared in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2006 in a season seven episode titled ‘Influence’. She returned to the show in 2015 to portray her ‘Chicago P.D.’ character, Nadia Decotis, in the season 16 episode, ‘Daydream Believer’. She reprised the same role in the season 17 episode, ‘Nationwide Manhunt’, in 2016.
  • Over the course of her career, Maeve has guest starred in a number of TV shows, including ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ (2009), ‘Bones’ (2010), ‘House’ (2010-11), ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (2012), ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ (2014), ‘Noches con Platanito’ (2017), and ‘God Friended Me’ (2019). She is set to star in the upcoming crime-drama film ‘Manson Girls’.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Stella Maeve was born on November 14, 1989, in Nyack, New York, USA. In 2016, she revealed on social media that she is Native American. In response to the requests for more information on her Instagram photo, she wrote that she was "Blackfoot and Cherokee”.
  • She was listed among the 55 faces of the future in Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue (May 2010). She has been reportedly receiving acting lessons from Ann Ratray. Her fellow classmates include Katrina Bowden, Adam Scarimbolo, Yaya DaCosta, Addison Timlin, and Odeya Rush.
  • Steve Maeve had been dating actor Benjamin Wadsworth for a while. Wadsworth is best known for his performance as Marcus Lopez Arguello in the Syfy series ‘Deadly Class’ (2019). In April 2019, she revealed on Reddit that they were engaged. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 10 May 2019.

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