Emilia Clarke young
October 26, 1986
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm
34-26-34 in | 86-66-86 cm
52 kg | 115 pounds
6 US | 36.5 EU
Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke was born in London, England, U.K., on October 23, 1986, is an English actress. Young Emilia Clarke first started acting during her years at the Drama Centre London and at the St Edward's School, Oxford in school theatrical productions.
She got her television debut in soap opera Doctors (2009) in episode "Empty Nest", in role as Saskia Mayer.
She made her big screen debut in British comedy movie Spike Island (2012) in role as Sally.
Her breakthrough performance came as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
She landed her Broadway debut in production of Breakfast at Tiffany's (2013), in role as Holly Golightly, at Cort Theatre.
Last Christmas (2019) romantic comedy in role as Kate
Above Suspicion (2019) thriller in role as Susan Smith
She played Qi'ra in space Western film Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
Terminator Genisys (2015) science fiction in role as Sarah Connor
Shackled (2012) drama thriller in role as Malu
Triassic Attack (2010) horror science Fiction in role as Savannah
Dom Hemingway (2013) black comedy crime drama with Jude Law
Me Before You (2016) romantic drama with Sam Claflin
Voice from the Stone (2017) supernatural psychological thriller in rol as Verena
Above Suspicion (2018) thriller in lead role as Susan Smith
She was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
She hosted Saturday Night Live (2019).
Studied at Drama Centre London and at St Edward's School, Oxford.
She is one of the highest paid actors on television.
Has one younger brother.
Plays the piano piano, flute, guitar and sing.
Her hobbies are rowing, running, sailing, ice skating, horseback-riding, skiing tennis and swimming.
She was named ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in 2018.
Featured on the cover of Rolling Stone (2017).
Fan of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Lives in London, England, United Kingdom and Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Charlie McDowell (2018-2019), Jai Courtney (2015), Cory Michael Smith (2014), James Franco (2013) and Seth MacFarlane (2012-2013).
I learned more doing 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' than I did during three years at drama school.
I've read all the 'Game of Thrones' books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.
After my last audition for 'Game of Thrones,' they said, 'Congratulations, princess.' I was like, 'Bye-bye, call centre.'
One of the many things I love about Daenerys is she's given me an opportunity to fly the flag for young girls and women, to be more than just somebody's wife and somebody's girlfriend.
My life is unrecognisable compared to what it was - 'Game of Thrones' has opened doors that were never there before. But it can be dangerous to see it in those terms, I think. It's best to take it as it comes and work as hard as you can, and hopefully the other things fall into place.
I find that a lot of the good acting comes out when you're physically being pushed: your brain turns off and just deals with the situation at hand. You get to a point where you're exhausted at the end of the day, but I quite like that.