Young actress Storm Reid secures her first Emmy win for her remarkable performance in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’
Los Angeles, CA – The 75th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards witnessed a historic moment as the talented young actress Storm Reid walked away with her first Emmy win, earning the prestigious title of “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.” Reid’s compelling portrayal of Riley Abel in the critically acclaimed HBO drama series, ‘The Last of Us,’ catapulted her to the top of the category.
Storm Reid, at just 20 years old, faced fierce competition in her Emmy-winning category, with other notable nominees including Hiam Abbass from ‘Succession,’ Cherry Jones, Harriet Walter, as well as her co-stars from ‘The Last of Us,’ Melanie Lynskey and Anna Torv.
In ‘The Last of Us,’ Reid breathed life into the character of Riley, a close friend of Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, who evolves into Ellie’s first romantic interest. Their relationship, though short-lived, plays a pivotal role in shaping Ellie’s character and the overarching narrative of the series.
During an emotionally charged acceptance speech, Storm Reid took a moment to express her gratitude to the many people who have supported her throughout her journey in the entertainment industry. She acknowledged the unwavering support of her friends, family, and her talent agent, Kevin Huvane. In her speech, she emphasized the importance of “perseverance” in her path to success in show business.
“I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I signed on to be Riley,” Reid shared with the press after her win. “I think my role in ‘The Last of Us’ reinforced my love and passion for telling meaningful stories and representing young women, especially young queer black women.”
Storm Reid’s Emmy win is not only a personal triumph but also a significant milestone in the industry’s recognition of young talent and diversity in storytelling. Her dedication to her craft and her commitment to representing underrepresented voices in the entertainment world have made her an inspiring figure for aspiring actors and storytellers alike.
As Storm Reid continues to make her mark in Hollywood, audiences can eagerly anticipate more outstanding performances and meaningful contributions from this rising star in the years to come. Her Emmy win is a testament to her talent, perseverance, and the bright future that lies ahead in her promising career.