It’s tough not to fall in love with the beautiful “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke. Find out more about her movies, net worth, and other facts.
Who is Emilia Clarke? Get to know the “Game of Thrones” actress
Emilia Isabelle Rose Clarke was born in 1986. She is an English actress who was born in London and raised in Berkshire. Clarke learned acting at the Drama Center London. She began her acting career by appearing in several stage productions. Her television debut came with British soap opera “Doctors.” She had a small guest appearance in an episode. She was named as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine in 2010 for her role in the film, Triassic Attack. Her major breakthrough role came in 2011 as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, “Game of Thrones.” The entire world came to love her as the “Mother of Dragons.” She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series and also two Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Clarke made her Broadway debut in 2013. Esquire named her as the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015. Clarke has also appeared in starring roles in the science fiction film, “Terminator Genisys” in 2015 and in the romance film, “Me Before You.” “Terminator Genisys” did not do that well at the Box Office. The romantic flick “Me Before You” was adapted from the novel, Jojo Moyes. Clarke’s father was a theater sound engineer and her mother, Jennifer Clarke is the director of the charity, The Anima Foundation. Clarke has an elder brother. Emilia Clarke began dating comedian and filmmaker Seth MacFarlane but they both broke up after six months. Clarke recently purchased a $4.64 million house in Venice Beach, California. In 2017, on International Women’s Day, Clarke published a well-received op-ed regarding modern feminism and encouraging gender equality.
The net worth of Emilia Clarke is currently at $34 million. The actress is increasing her net worth yearly at a steady pace. Expect her net worth to increase significantly when season 8 of “Game of Thrones” airs next year.
Emilia Clarke’s movies and television shows
Before Emilia Clarke’s success in “Game of Thrones,” she appeared in a few television shows and movies. Her early work includes some plays and some commercials in 2009. She acted in a short film by students from the University of London. Her first television debut came with the role of Saskia Mayer in a single episode of the British soap opera “Doctors.” Her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series, “Game of Thrones” was based on the book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin. She was actually a replacement as British actress Tamzin Merchant left for undisclosed reasons. Clarke revealed in an interview that she had done the funny chicken dance and robot dance for her audition. Clarke won the 2011 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a drama series for her role as Daenerys. She has received widespread praise for her performance. In 2017, Clarke became one of the highest paid actresses on television raking in a sum of $2 million per episode. Clarke appeared in the film “Spike Island” in 2012. She also played the character of Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 2013. 2013 also saw Clarke appear in the film “Dom Hemingway.” The film was a commercial failure. In 2014, Clarke joined the feature film “Garden of Last Days” but the movie was scrapped before production was due to begin. Clarke was even offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” but she turned it down because of the nudity required. Her film “Terminator Genisys” released in 2015 made over $400 million at the box office. Clarke also played the lead in the film “Voice from the Stone” which was released in 2017. She played the role of Nurse Verena in “Voice from the Stone.” Clarke will soon be seen as the female lead in the film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” which is set to be released in May, 2018. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is an American space opera film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise.
Interesting facts about Emilia Clarke
Here are some lesser known facts about the stunning actress: She is a talented musician. She can play several musical instruments like the flute, piano and guitar. She can sing very well too. Before appearing in movies and TV shows, she had many struggles. Clarke had to work 6 jobs to be able to pay her rent. She has worked as a bartender, as a server and even at a call center. She was often teased as a kid and teenager by her peers for her bushy eyebrows. Clarke has a sea slug named after her. “Tritonia Khaleesi” is the name given to a particular species of a sea slug in honor of the Game of Thrones actress. She wishes she had been born blonde. She has rich dark brown hair.
The beautiful and talented actress, Emilia Clarke has hit it big in the film industry. She has her own Instagram account where she uploads her latest photos. A lot of her photos are found on other social networking sites as well. May she have a long and successful career in television and in movies.