Marie Elisabet Richardson is a Swedish stage and film actress. She studied at the Teaterhögskolan i Stockholm from 1982 to 1985 and has been employed by The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm ever since. Richardson has been very active in films and television production as well as on stage for 30 years. She has two children with Jakob Eklund, also an actor. In 2008 she played Linda Jacobsson, the psychologically tormented wife of an obsessive violent politician (played by Reine Brynolfsson), in the Swedish mini series The Regicide, based on a novel written by Danish author Hanne Vibeke Holst. In December 2014 Richardson appeared in the TV series Blue Eyes on Swedish television and on stage at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm in Mirja Unga's play Johanna, a modern take of the Joan of Arc theme. In 2017 and 2019 she was the lead character in the SVT series Before We Die.