Emilia

Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. Born in London and raised in Berkshire, Clarke studied at the Drama Centre London and appeared in a number of stage productions. Her television debut came with a guest appearance in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors. In 2010, she was named as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine for her role in Syfy’s film Triassic Attack (2010).

Clarke rose to prominence in 2011 for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–present), a performance that has gained her critical acclaim. She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and two Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, among other accolades.

Clarke made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2013. In 2015, she was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. She is also known for her starring roles as Sarah Connor in the science fiction film Terminator Genisys (2015) and as Louisa Clark in the romance film Me Before You (2016).

Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke was born in London on 23 October 1986, and grew up in Berkshire. Her father (died 10 July 2016) was a theatre sound engineer from Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Her mother, Jennifer Clarke, is the director of the charity The Anima Foundation. She has an older brother. Clarke’s interest in acting began at the age of three after seeing the musical Show Boat, on which her father was working. She was educated at Rye St Antony School and at St Andrews School[disambiguation needed], graduating in 2005. She attended Drama Centre London, and graduated in 2009.