Emilia Clarke

A graduate of London's Drama Centre School, Emilia Clarke earned considerable stage training with roles in school and local productions of "Hamlet," "Pygmalion" and "Sense. " After landing a guest spot on an episode of ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1987 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (18)

Game of Thrones 2010 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Me Before You 2016 (Movie)

Lou Clark (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike Island 2015 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

Sarah Connor (Actor)

Voice From the Stone 2015 (Movie)

Verena (Actor)

Dom Hemingway 2014 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

Game of Thrones-Imax 2014 (Movie)

Daenerys Targaryen (Actor)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Futurama 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Triassic Attack 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A graduate of London's Drama Centre School, Emilia Clarke earned considerable stage training with roles in school and local productions of "Hamlet," "Pygmalion" and "Sense. " After landing a guest spot on an episode of the soap opera "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000- ), Clarke lensed a role in the killer dinosaur flick "Triassic Attack" (Syfy, 2010). Her breakthrough came, however, as the white-haired princess Daenerys Targaryen in the epically complex medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ). Clarke's masterful portrayal of an innocent teenage bride who discovers world-conquering resources of strength, courage and cunning within herself won over critics and audiences, and her character and storyline arc stood out among the countless others in the massively multilayered saga. Although international success came quickly after her professional debut, Emilia Clarke revealed a maturity and talent well beyond her youth and experience. Born in the late 1980s in London, England, Emilia Clarke grew up in Berkshire as the daughter of a businesswoman and a theatrical sound engineer. Her acting career began at the age of three after seeing her father working on a production of the musical "Show Boat," and she continued to study at St. Edward's School, Oxford, and the Drama Centre School in London. While a student, she appeared in multiple school productions, including "Hamlet," "The Government Inspector," "A Flea in Her Ear" and "Pygmalion" as well as appearing in "Sense" for the Company of Angels Theatre. In her final year of drama school, Clarke booked her first TV guest spot with an episode of the soap opera "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000- ), and after graduation, landed a role in the killer dinosaurs cheese-fest "Triassic Attack" (Syfy, 2010). A much better project followed, however, when she was tapped for the pivotal role of Daenerys Targaryen in the medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ). As a white-haired, teenage princess thrust into the complicated and dangerous world of power, sex and conquest upon her marriage to the warlord Drogo (Jason Momoa), Clarke dazzled critics and audiences. Tracing her character's development from innocent pawn to cutthroat tactician, Clarke created one of the dense series' most memorable characters, displaying a talent and presence well beyond her years. On the big screen, Clarke appeared in the indie drama "Spike Island" (2012) and comic crime caper "Dom Hemingway" (2013) opposite Jude Law and Richard E. Grant before landing her first starring role as Sarah Connor in the franchise reboot "Terminator Genisys" (2015).

Relationships

Seth MacFarlane Voice

Companion
Reportedly dating as of September 2012

Milestones

2011

Breakthrough role, playing white-haired princess Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones"

2010

Landed a role in the killer dinosaurs feature "Triassic Attack" (Syfy)

2009

Made TV debut on the BBC series "Doctors" during her final year of drama school

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