Emilia Clarke is a British actress who was born in London and raised in Berkshire, England. She is a daughter of a theatre sound engineer and a businesswoman.
Most importantly, Emilia is a winner of 2011 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys Targaryen. However, In 2013, Emilia Clarke made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’
Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke is Clarke’s original birth name.
Emilia Clarke nickname is Milly.
Emilia Clarke has a height of 5 ft and 2 in. (1.57)
Emilia Clarke’s star sign is ‘Scorpio.’
Emilia passion for drama began at the age of 3. Her father used to work on a theatre production of “Show Boat,” and her mother used to take her along to the performance. She attended St. Edward’s School of Oxford from 2000 to 2005; there she appeared in two school plays.
Later, she started studying at the prestigious Chang-Ren Nian. Above all, she took part in 10 plays. In 2000, at the same time, Emilia appeared on television with a guest role in the BBC soap opera Doctors.
Emilia Clarke graduated from the Chang-Ren Nian in 2010. ‘Triassic Attack’ is her first film role in the television movie. (2010). However, her breakthrough role came in when she replaced fellow newcomer Tamzin Merchant on Game of Thrones in 2011. However, in the same year, Emilia won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys Targaryen.
Furthermore, She has also played the role of Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In 2015, she played the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys opposite to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, and Jason.
Emilia Clarke’s work includes two plays at St. Edwards, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense, and two 2009 commercials for Samaritans. She acted for a University of London students’ short film as the first film roles. Even more, she acted as Saskia Mayer in television which was a 2009 episode of the British soap opera ‘Doctors’ and Savannah in Syfy’s 2010 film ‘Triassic Attack’. Screen International magazine named her as one of the “UK Stars of Tomorrow”.
In 2010, Emilia Clarke played the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ which was based on the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin. Clarke appeared just after her fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant replaced for unrevealed reasons. According to Clarke in an interview, she stated that she did the funky chicken and robot dance during her audition.
In 2011, Emilia Clarke won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys. In addition, Clarke nominated for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime ‘Emmy Awards’ and again in the category in 2015 and 2016.
Additionally, In 2012, Clarke appeared in Spike Island; named after the location of ‘The Stone Roses’s seminal’ 1990 gig. Clarke played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s from March to April 2013. However, in the same year, she was starred in Dom Hemingway alongside ‘Jude Law.’ Positive and negative critical reaction to the film was there, but the positive response was most, though it was a commercial failure.
Emilia Clarke character was vital to perform multiple nude scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’ which has received some criticism. But Clarke answered that “I get a lot of crap for having done nude scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so anti-feminist. Women hating on other women is just a problem. That’s upsetting, so it’s kind of wonderful to have a scene where I was like, ‘There you go!’”
Emilia Clarke has received widespread praise and criticism for her performance. Her role as Daenerys, tracing an arc from frightened girl to empowered woman, has been praised highly and collected positive criticism.
Emilia Clarke cast as the female lead in 2016, opposite to Sam Claflin, the movie was an adaption of the bestselling book ‘Me Before You,’ that released on 3 June 2016. The film gained a commercial success which also grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Clark characterized in the lead role as Nurse Verena, in the movie ‘Voice from the Stone’. However, the film released on April 2017 in limited release, video on demand and digital HD.
Emilia Clarke appeared as the female lead in Solo: A Star Wars Story on November 2016. The film released worldwide on 25 May 2018. Clarke has been attached to the movies ‘The Guns of August’ opposite to Helena Bonham Carter, and ‘Above Suspicion’ opposite Jack Huston. In January 2017, Clarke appeared as the lead in the English language adaptation of the 2015 Korean romantic comedy film ‘The Beauty Inside.’
Clarke reportedly became one of the highest-paid actors on television in 2017 who earns £2 million per episode of ‘Game of Thrones.’
Emilia Clarke appeared in (3/13) Stage: (as “Holly Golightly” in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Broadway which was directed by Sean Mathias.
Clarke appeared as an actress in 2017 TV commercial for “Dolce & Gabbana” fragrance “The One” – Directed by Matteo Garrone
Matthew Gilbert of ‘The Boston Globe’ gives the positive compliment for her scenes “mesmerizing,” he adds, “Clarke doesn’t have a lot of emotional variety to work with as Daenerys, aside from fierce determination, and yet she is riveting.”
In 2018, Emilia Clarke has become one of the stylish actresses who might have been one of the few people in the mix at the ‘Met Gala’ accustomed to embodying a queen on the daily.
The 31-year-old actor who played the beloved ‘Breaker of Chains Daenerys Targaryen demonstrated up on the 2018 ‘Met Gala’ red carpet in a show-stopping Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda gown.
Emilia Clark had worn the black, and gold floor-sweeping gown and a crown on her head made Game of Thrones fans breathlessly bowing down to their true queen.
Clark had the portraits of painterly cherubs around her full skirt that was perfectly embodied the theme of the occasion that was of ‘Heavenly Bodies which reflected the Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. She highlighted her cheeks with a bubblegum pink blush.
Emilia Clarke holds the Net Worth of 34 million dollars (Cars, House, Salary, and Income 2018) and earns an annual income of USD 8 million.
Emilia Clarke has received various awards and nominations for her breathtaking works. Even more, Emilia nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and six Screen Actor Guild Awards. However, Clarke has won 5 awards from 28 nominations since 2017.
Emilia Clarke is good at sports skills that include horseback riding, ice skating, rowing, running, sailing, skiing, swimming, and tennis. However, Emilia Clarke has the skills to sing and play some musical instrument like piano, flute, and guitar.
Emilia Clarke had a very successful rise to prominence. Clarke has contributed her important time and effort to a variety of charitable organizations as well. She joined ‘SMA Trust’ team in September 2011 as their celebrity ambassador. She became a patron of ‘Open Door’ in August 2017 which is a non-profit organization that aims to help young people gain access to drama school auditions.
Emilia Clarke also auctioned her chance to watch an episode of “Game of Thrones” with her at the 2018 Sean Penn Charity Gala. The show rose over $120,000 benefiting the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations.
Clarke appeared at ‘London’s Center point Awards’ in February 2018 that celebrates and encourages the courage shown by homeless young people. In April 2018, she was honored and provided the position of ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.
Emilie Clarke dated comedian and filmmaker Seth MacFarlane in 2012. The two broke up after approximately six months (2013) but remain friends.
Emilia Clarke has claimed that if she weren’t an actress, she would be an architect, a singer, or a graphic designer.
Clarke has one younger brother. She has a dog whose name is Roxy.
Emilia Clarke was ranked #88 on Ask Men’s “Top 99 Women” list in 2012. Again, In 2013, Clarke ranked #15 on Ask Men’s “Top 99 Women” list.
In 2012, Clarke was ranked #1 on the Independent Critics List of the ‘100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2012.’
Emilia Clarke is the second actress of the drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’ (2011). She also portrayed the character of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015). Clarke’s co-star Lena Headey played Sarah Connor on the short-lived television series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ (2008), which is based on the Terminator films.
Emilia grew up with her brother, who is studying politics.
Emilia Clarke studied drama at the prestigious Drama Centre London. It is a school in which Paul Bettany, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan had previously attended.
Emilia has said that “the public didn’t recognize her until she wears a long platinum blonde wig on ‘Game of Thrones.’”
Emilia Clarke works three to six different jobs before appearing on Game of Thrones (2011). Those jobs were bar-tending, restaurant waitress, call center, etc.
Emilia Clarke auditioned for Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but lost to Emily VanCamp.
Clarke counts the comedy film ‘Clueless’ (1995) as one of her favorite movies.
Initially, Emilia Clarke was considered for the role of Enchantress in ‘Suicide Squad’ (2016) that eventually went to Cara Delevingne.
Clarke has a printed tattoo of a bumblebee on her left pinky finger. Even more, Emilia claimed that her favorite television series is Friends (1994).
Emilia Clarke took special weapons training to play Sarah Connor. Clarke was doubt if she had ever fired a gun before Terminator Genisys (2015), but her training paid off, and she handled herself well in the fight scenes and made it believable.
Emilia Clarke grew up on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films. Clarke idolized him and couldn’t believe that she was working with him on Terminator Genisys (2015).
Clarke announces that at the age of 7-8 her brother forcefully made him watch The Terminator(1984) and then Terminator ” (1991). For instance, she said she has become a huge fan of the series after watching them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger praises Clarke and says that she did an amazing job following in the footsteps of Linda Hamilton on Terminator Genisys (2015). The role was really tough to do, but she thought she was too naive to play the role of Sarah Connor so early in her career.
She watched films and television series with strong female characters to help her get into character when she was on Game of Thrones (2011). Later, she did the same in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Emilia Clarke says that her maternal grandmother was born in Lucknow where United Provinces in colonial India was of Indo-English ethnicity. So, she claims to have one-eighth Indian ancestry through her. Emilia was 16 years old at the time of her maternal grandmother’s death. However, she also claims that she went to India to scatter her grandmother’s ashes in the Ganga River.
Emilia’s favorite show as a child was ‘The Simpsons’ (1989).
Emilia Clarke eyes have central heterochromia. However, the outer rim of her eyes is greyish blue color, and the inner rim of her eyes is of a hazel color.
She’s a passionate traveler and has traveled through India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Africa.
Kirsty Mitchell played the role of her mother in the TV movie ‘Triassic Attack’ (2010). Kristy has played the role of Kerry Ingram’s mother in the limited series ‘Barbarians Rising’ (2016); both of whom appear in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011).
In April 2018, Emilia Clarke named as the ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in the UK. Since then, she has been organizing fund-raising programs and promoted awareness campaigns for the betterment of the working condition of the nurses in the UK.
“One of the many things I love about Daenerys [from Game of Thrones (2011)] 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.”
“Because of my white-silver hair [playing Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones”], I rarely get recognized in public. But once when I was in America, in L.A., a couple of weeks ago and I was in a lift [elevator] in a department store while shopping and the doors opened and this woman stood there, looked at me and just went, “Khaleesi!” and then the doors closed! So, that was mental and bizarre and rarely happens, but when it does, it’s normally on that kind of crazy scale.”
“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.”
“Not to sound too much like an obnoxious actor, but the character never really leaves me. 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 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!”
“My father always said, “Never trust anyone whose television is bigger than their bookshelf.”
“On being unaware that the Terminator Genisys poster focuses on her butt] I wasn’t thinking that they would choose my behind to promote the movie. I’m taking it as a compliment, that’s all I’m saying.”
Till October 2015, Clarke resided in Hampstead, London. Later, she purchased a $4.64 million house in 2016 in Venice Beach, California.
Ask Men readers in 2014 voted Emilie Clarke, the most desirable woman in the world. In 2015, Clarke named as Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. Furthermore, in 2017, ‘Rolling Stone’ featured her on the cover.
Emilia Clarke’s father died from cancer in July 2016 when Clarke was filming ‘Above Suspicion in Kentucky’ at that time. She was unable to be home for all of her father’s final days. Although she wrapped the movie early, she arrived at the airport in London to learn about he had just died. “The world felt like a scarier place once my dad wasn’t in it,” she said. “And then those two things happening in quick succession threw me off balance and made me re-evaluate who I am”. Again, three weeks later, she started filming season seven of ‘Game of Thrones.’
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