Emilia Clarke, a British Actress who first came to the limelight by playing a role of Daenerys Targaryen in the hit T.V series “Game of Thrones”. She is one of the most recognized faces as her fame grew along with the fame of the show. Her charisma as an actress is known worldwide and she is also listed as one of the most Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire.
Born on the date 23 October 1986, Emilia Isabella Euphemia Rose Clarke was born in London. She and her younger brother were raised in Berkshire, England. Her father used to work as a sound engineer in a theater and so her interest in acting began at an early age. She was only three when she first saw a musical at the theater where her father used to work. Fascinated and intrigued by it, she started becoming interested in theatrics and drama.
Emilia Clarke attended Rye St Antony School for her primary education. She then attended St. Edward’s School, Oxford for her high school education. Finally to complete her lifelong interest she graduated from the Drama Centre London with a degree in the year 2009.
Clarke started her acting career when she was still in school. She played in two of the plays when she was still attending St. Edwards. Later in her institute, Drama Center London, she played in ten of their plays. In 2009, she also acted as the character in Company of Angels which was a production of Sense. She also played commercials for Samaritans in 2009. However, her first role or debut was in a short film for the University of London. She then bagged the role of Saskia Mayer in a British series Doctors in 2009. Later in 2010, she played the character of Savannah in the hit film “Triassic attack”. For her role in the film, her name was mentioned as “UK stars of tomorrow.”
In the role of Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke first appeared in the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the hit T.V. series “Game of Thrones” in the year 2010. The series is an adaptation of the novel series “A song of Ice and Fire” written by George R. R. Martin. The role was however first played by Tamzin Merchant.
In her audition, she said that she did the funky chicken and robot dance. She got the role of Daenerys Targaryen and has since made her way to fame. The T.V. series first debuted in the channel HBO in April 2011. It gained fame and audience quickly and the second season premiered soon after. For her role in “Game of Thrones”, she received many awards and nominations like – EWwy Award, Emmy Awards etc.
As an Actress
After she rose to instant fame, with her role in Game of Thrones, she also played several other roles in films. Clarke played a role in a film “Spike Island” which is named after the location of The Stone Roses’ seminal gig in the year 2012. She also played a part in the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” which was a broadway production in 2013. Clarke established herself as an excellent actress and made her way to play one more film in the same year. She bagged the role alongside Jude Law in the film Dom Hemingway.
In 2014, she was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the superhit book adaptation film “Fifty Shades of Grey”. But she declined the role as there was nudity required in certain scenes. Although she turned down one of the biggest box office hit, she played the role of Sarah Connor in the film Terminator Genisys which released in 2015.
She was offered roles of the female lead in the movie adaptation of yet another book named “Me Before You”. Clarke starred opposite to sam Claflin and the film was released in June 2016. This became a commercial hit and her fame grew rapidly.
For a new upcoming film, she has been reported to be playing the lead role of Nurse Verena in the film Voice from the Stone. She is also rumored to be playing a role in another upcoming movie The Guns Of August Opposite as well as Set it Up and Above suspicion.
Emilia Clarke Dating Life
Clarke had been dating the actor/filmmaker Seth MacFarlane. Unfortunately, the pair broke up in the year 2012 but it is said that the two still remain friends. She currently resides in Hampstead, London.
Awards and Nominations
For her outstanding acting skills, she has been awarded as well as been nominated for several categories so far. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series three times for her role in the hit T.V. series Game of Thrones. Clarke won the Empire Hero Award also for her role in Game of Thrones in the year 2015. She won an EWwy Award, Gracie Award, Golden Nymph Award, SFX Award, and the Online Film & Television Association Award.
Emilia Clarke Net Worth
Emilia Clarke has an estimated net worth which amounts to around $3 million.