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Why Mary From Raised By Wolves Looks So Familiar

From Alien to Blade Runner, Ridley Scott has directed some of the most influential science fiction films of all time. Now, he's put his mark on the new sci-fi drama series Raised by Wolves. Scott serves as executive producer of the show, and he also directed the first two episodes in the series, which was created by Aaron Guzikowski. 

The show follows two androids living on Kepler-22b after Earth was destroyed. They're tasked with raising human children. A fledgling colony develops, but it's quickly thrown into jeopardy due to religious differences. The androids soon discover that navigating humanity's belief system is a treacherous task.

It's a thrilling sci-fi series that debuted on HBO Max on September 3rd, 2020. As you binge it, you may have noticed that Mary (played by Sienna Guillory) looks a bit familiar. It turns out she's no stranger to sci-fi and fantasy projects, and you've likely seen her in plenty of works in the past. 

Sienna Guillory got her start playing one of the most beautiful women of all time

Sienna Guillory's career can be traced back to the early 1990s. She had decent roles in TV series of which you've probably never heard before, such as The BuccaneersIn Suspicious Circumstances, and Out of Sight. In 2003, she earned the titular role in the TV mini-series Helen of Troy, which follows the abduction of Helen that triggered the Trojan War. 

The early 2000s was a great time for Guillory. It was around this era that she took on roles in big-budget Hollywood films. She played Kat in Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) as well as Jamie's girlfriend in Love Actually. She was a star on the rise, and a lot of people were starting to take notice. It was also during this time that Guillory would accept the part that would change the course of her career, and it's the part you're probably most familiar with. 

Sienna Guillory played Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil series

Resident Evil is one of the most popular horror video game franchises of all time. It also proved to be an incredibly lucrative film series, which Sienna Guillory joined in 2004 with Resident Evil: Apocalypse. She took the role of Jill Valentine, a Raccoon City police officer who initially gets involved with anti-Umbrella campaigns. Over the course of the series, however, she's captured and turned into an agent for Umbrella. 

The Resident Evil series showed off a different side of Guillory. She was no longer just a pretty face or a damsel in distress. She showed she could kick butt, and when you're starring in an action movie alongside Milla Jovovich, you'd better bring your A-game. 

Guillory was now a known name in the sci-fi and fantasy realm, and she stayed within that niche for quite a while. She returned to her bread and butter for Resident Evil: Afterlife and Resident Evil: Retribution, but she also played Arya in the 2006 Eragon film and its video game adaptation. You could also see her in the 2008 film Inkheart as Resa. 

Sienna Guillory starred on numerous TV shows before going to Raised by Wolves

Guillory's stint in the Resident Evil series may have ended in 2012, but it wasn't long until she bagged another high-profile role on the hit series Luther. She starred on four episodes in the show's third season as a potential new love for Luther (Idris Elba). Then, she just kind of ...  disappears. She never returns to the series, and her character isn't spoken of again. 

Guillory returend to TV in 2016 as Eve on the series Lucky Man. The show, which came from the mind of Stan Lee, followed a police officer who has the ability to control luck. Eve was the mysterious woman who gave the show's lead the bracelet he needed to alter the luck he had as he went around solving cases. The show lasted for three seasons, but the stellar trajectory of Guillory's career couldn't be slowed down. 

As you watch Raised by Wolves, you may find yourself captivated by her character, Mary. She's the person Sue originally was back on Earth, and in every scene in which she appears, Guillory brings a level of gravitas. As you can see, she's no stranger to the world of sci-fi, so she fits perfectly within the mold of this new, must-watch series. Hopefully, we see a lot more of her in the future.