Who is Emilia Clarke? Wiki Bio

Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose was born in London, England, on 23 October 1986, so her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds British nationality. She is an actress best known for appearing in movies such as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Me Before You”.

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Early life and education

Emilia was raised with an older brother in Oxfordshire by their father who was a theatre sound engineer, and her mother who is working at a global management consultancy company as vice-president of marketing. When she was three years old, her parents took her to see the play “Show Boat” which is when she decided she wanted to become an actress – she attended her first audition at the age of 10 for the musical “The Goodbye Girl”.

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She studied at Rye St. Antony School before switching to St. Edward’s School, Oxford. Upon matriculation, she enrolled at Drama Centre London (after her applications were denied by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater in 2009.

Film and stage appearances

She made her debut film as the titular character in the short movie “Lisa’s Story” in 2009, and in 2012 was invited to play Malu in the short film entitled “Shackled”. She went on to appear in “Spike Island”, and in 2013 portrayed Evelyn Hemingway in “Dom Hemingway”.

The following years saw her star as Sarah Connor in “Terminator Genisys” and Louisa Clark in “Me Before You”, while her latest roles have been in “Above Suspension” and “Last Christmas” in 2019. She appeared in the play “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at Cort Theatre in 2013, and in “The Seagull” at Playhouse Theatre in 2020.

Appearances in TV series and other ventures

She made her debut TV series appearance in “Doctors” in 2009, portraying Saskia Mayer in the episode “Empty Nest”, while 2010 saw her star as Savannah Roundtree in “Triassic Attack”.

She became popular worldwide after being cast to portray Daenerys Targaryen in the action adventure TV series “Game of Thrones” also starring Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, and follows the story of nine families who are fighting to rule ‘the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years’. She played the lead role from 2011 to 2019 when the show ended, and voiced Daenerys Targaryen in the video game “Game of Thrones” in 2015 which is closely based on the TV series. In 2013, she lent her voice to the Marianne character in a single episode of the animated series “Futurama”, and in 2016 she voiced Bridget in the episode “Joel Hurwitz Returns” of the series “Robot Chicken”.

Her latest appearances in TV series have been in “Animals” and “Thunderbirds Are Go” in 2017, and “Saturday Night Live” in 2019. She has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards but not winning any, and was in 2019 named ‘one of the 100 most influential people’ by the magazine “Time”.

Emilia is also a model. and in 2015 she was the face of the Victoire de Castellane’s Rose des Vents jewelry collection, while the year 2018 saw her become the brand ambassador of Dolce & Gabbana’s The Only One. In 2020, she became the global ambassador of Clinique, a cosmetics company.

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Family, love life and husband

Emilia’s father was fighting cancer for several years before passing away in July 2016. Emilia had problems with subarachnoid haemorrhage which required urgent surgery in 2011, and afterwards suffered from aphasia for a while, and wasn’t even able to recall her own name on occasions. She had to undergo second surgery in 2013 which restored her health back to normal. There were rumors circulating the internet that the popular actress was dating Jason Momoa, a famous actor who is her husband in the TV series “Game of Thrones”, however, these soon turned out to be false, as Jason is married to Lisa Bonet.

Emilia was in several relationships in the past such as with Seth McFarlane who is the creator of the popular animated TV series entitled “Family Guy”. The two spent around a year together before she started dating actor James Franco. Her last boyfriend that the public knows about was Jai Courtney, whom she met on the set of “Terminator Genisys”. She is currently single, hasn’t married, and has no children.

Hobbies and other interests

Emilia has her own favorites when it comes to famous actors and actresses – some of these are Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies are “I Am Legend”, “I, Robot”, and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”.

She likes to travel in her spare time, and has been to several US states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Arizona, and has also visited France and Slovenia in Europe. Her dream travel destination is Venice in Italy, and her favorite cuisine is Italian. She is involved in charity work, and is currently serving as the celebrity ambassador of SMA Trust team. In the summer of 2017, she joined the Open Door non-profitable organization which has a goal of helping young people hear about and attend drama school auditions.

She launched her own charity organization called SameYou in 2019, which helps young people who have suffered a brain injury.

Appearance and net worth

Emilia is 33 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 112lbs (51kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $15 million –  according to “The Hollywood Reporter”, she was paid over £1.2 million per episode of “Game of Thrones”.

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