Mimi Keene (born 5 August 1998) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Cindy Williams in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Ruby Matthews in the Netflix series Sex Education.
Keene was born in East London and raised in Hertfordshire. She trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts from 2009 to 2014.
Keene began her career as a child actress on stage, making her professional debut playing Janey in Kin at The Royal Court Theatre from 19 November to 23 December 2010. In 2013, Keene appeared in CBBC's Sadie J as Brandy May Lou and in Our Girl as Jade Dawes. Between 2013 and 2015, Keene was a series regular in EastEnders, playing Cindy Williams. For her role, she earned British and Inside Soap Award nominations. In 2016, Keene appeared in an episode of Casualty as Lana Westmore, and played Megan in a short film, The Escape, in 2017. Keene also had voice roles for video games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2. In 2019, Keene portrayed the younger version of Edith Tolkien in Tolkien, began playing Ruby Matthews in the Netflix series Sex Education, and appeared in the film Close.
|2013||School for Stars||Herself||2 episodes|
|2013||Sadie J||Brandy May Lou||Episode: "Dederama"|
|2013||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate||Eurayle, Stheno & Medusa||Video game; Voice role|
|2013||Our Girl||Jade Dawes||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2||Eurayle, Stheno & Medusa||Video game; Voice role|
|2013–2015||EastEnders||Cindy Williams||Series regular; 122 episodes|
|2016||Casualty||Lana Westmore||Episode: "High Tide"|
|2017||The Escape||Megan||Short film|
|2019||Tolkien||Young Edith Bratt||Film|
|2019–present||Sex Education||Ruby Matthews||Main role; 18 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2014||The British Soap Awards||Best Young Performance||EastEnders||Nominated|
|2015||Inside Soap Awards||Best Young Actor||Nominated|