Birth Name: Emilia Clarke
Birth Place: London, England, GB
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 to replace the original actress in 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.
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If she weren’t an actress, she would be an architect, a singer, or a graphic designer.
Has one brother.
Has a dog named Roxy. Voted #88 on Ask Men’s Top 99 ‘most desirable’ women of 2012 list.
Ranked #15 on Askmen’s list of the top 99 “most desirable” famous women for 2013.
She can sing and play some piano, flute and guitar.
Ranked #1 on the Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2012.
Suffered a brain aneurysm and was treated at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. [Spring 2013]
On December 14 2013. Emilia Clarke was announced to play Sarah Connor in the 2015 reboot of “The Terminator”. Emilia Clarke’s “Game of Thrones” – co-star Lena Headey, played Sarah Connor in the short lived TV series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, which is based on the “Terminator” films.
Emilia was born in London, but grew up in the Berkshire countryside. Her mother is a business woman, and her father was a theatre sound engineer. – She also grew up with her brother, who is studying politics.
Went to see Show Boat with her mother at the age of three, a musical which her father worked behind the scenes on as a sound engineer. Emilia has – wanted to become an actress ever since.
Studied drama at the prestigious Drama Centre London, a school which known names like Paul Bettany, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan had attended before her.
Emilia graduated from Drama Centre London in 2009.
Replaced Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones” after the original pilot episode was filmed. The reasons to Tamzins departure are unknown.
Her sport skills includes Horse-riding, Ice Skating, Rowing, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming and Tennis.
Emilia is highly skilled at Alto, Ballads, Blues, Cabaret Singing and Jazz singing.
Voted #1 on Ask Men’s Top 99 ‘most desirable’ women of 2014 list.
“I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquillity – from being able to come and find a spot of green.”
“Music is something that’s always been a huge part of my life.”
“My mother taught me how to apply my own makeup at 13 years old, and the most important lesson
I learned is to never touch my eyebrows and to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day.”
“Being a single girl in New York… it’s what you should be doing in your twenties!”
“All of the press and stuff – that’s the scary stuff. The acting is what I got trained to do.”
“I came out of my mum’s stomach going, ‘I want to be an actor!'”
“I spent most of my life watching HBO series wishing that at some point in my career I might be able to work with them.”
“I grew up around horses, but acting and riding on camera is a whole different thing.”
“Drama school is fundamentally practical. I didn’t write any essays, so I came out with a BA honors degree in acting.”
“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.”
“My rule is never to look at anything on the Internet.”
“I’d give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on ‘Girls,’ just to walk past one of the scenarios. I’d love that more than anything.”
“The ’90s were really just bad for fashion and hair.”
“You can’t come out of drama school and think, ‘It’s all going to be amazing.’ You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!”
“Any opportunity to get into fashion and find a beautiful dress, I’m very definitely excited about that.”
“I think ‘Game Of Thrones’ is incredibly true to the books. I think the fans will, hopefully, be very pleased with how true to the books we are.”
“I do love singing. I wouldn’t say I’m any good, but I definitely love it – especially jazz singing.”
“I looked around one stage school when I was maybe nine. It just scared the bejesus out of me. I was incredibly open, and the girls seemed fierce and determined.”
“I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, and they were getting ready for a life of unemployment, so they’re just happy I’m in work!”
“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.”
“I’m really old-fashioned. An Epsom salt bath, that’s genuinely better than any massage.”