Emilia Clarke Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Oct, 2021
Facts of Emilia Clarke
Date of Birth: 1986 , October-19
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Emilia Clarke
Birth Name Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke
Nick Name Milly, Em
Mother Jennifer Clarke
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 13 million
Salary $2 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Body Measurements 34-26-34
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 26
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 6 (US)
Weight in KG 52 kg
Famous for Game of Thrones
Affair with Jai Courtney (2015)
Boyfriend Jai Courtney
Married Not
Children Not
Divorce Not
Education St Edward’s School , Drama Centre London
Awards Scream Awards for Female Breakout Performance, Empire Awards, Scream Awards
Movies Me Before You, Terminator Genisys, Spike Island
TV Show Doctors, Game of Thrones, Futurama
Siblings 1
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Popular for portraying Daenerys Targaryen or, Khaleesi from the hit HBO's TV series, Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, is one of the most desirable women in the world. She earned a huge fan following after she appeared on the highly rated TV series. Moreover, she also received several awards and nominations for her breakout role in the series.

The talented actress started her career from the very early age. For her amazing performance, she is paid millions which made her one of the highest paid actresses on TV. Some of her successful movies are Me Before You, Terminator Genisys, and Solo: A Star Wars Story

Early Life and Education Of Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke was born Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke on October 26, 1986, in London, England. Clarke is British as per nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity. Her father(was a sound engineer) and mother, (Jennifer Clarke director of the charity The Animal Foundation) raised her with her brother in Berkshire. Her father died on the 10th of July 2016.




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Clarke discovered her interest in acting from the early age of three after watching the musical Show Boat. She joined Rye St. Antony School for her early level of schooling and later she also became a part of St. Edward School for her further education. While studying at St. Edward, she worked in two plays. In the year 2009, she graduated from Drama Centre London.

As soon as she completed her education she became a part of Company of Angels and worked in its production of Sense. She also did many of the commercials during the very time and she was also featured across “UK Stars of Tomorrow” during the year 2010.

Emilia Clarke's Career

Initially, Emilia Clarke appeared in a film for a University of London students' short film. 


Clarke made her movie debut in 2009 as Julie in the short film, Drop the Dog. In 2012, she portrayed the role of Sally Harris, a girl whom both Dodge and Tits show interest on, in a comedy film, Spike Island starring Nico Mirallegro, Elliot Tittensor, and Jordan Murphy.

Some of her famous movies include 2015's Terminator Genisys and 2016's Me Before You. As of 2018, she finished the shooting for thriller movie, Above Suspicion. Moreover, she was also offered for the franchise of Terminator Genisys but refused the proposal. In 2018, she also made an appearance in a critically acclaimed space western movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.  

TV Series

In 2009, Clarke also made debut in the TV in an episode of Doctors. The following year, she appeared in her first TV film, Triassic Attack as Savannah Roundtree.

Game of Thrones

Clarke's breakthrough came in 2011 after she appeared in one of the hit TV series of HBO, Game of Thrones. In the series, she portrayed the most popular character, Daenerys Targaryen (one of the last surviving member of House Targaryen). Her role is also known as a dragon queen, Khaleesi. Since then she is working in the series. She revealed that she did funky chicken and robot dance during an audition for the series.



The TV series starred Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey among others. Her performance was highly appreciated and has been nominated for several prestigious awards. 

While auditioning for Game of Thrones, she was also offered for the role of Anastasia 'Ana' Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. But she refused because of the nudity requirement. Some of her other TV series include FuturamaRobot ChickenAnimals and Thunderbirds Are Go.

In 2016, Clarke went topless for a photoshoot for Violet Grey. Her looks and elegance were highly praised. Prior to acting, she also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone

Emilia Clarke's Awards and Nominations

Emilia Clarke gave some amazing performance in the TV series and movies for which she has been nominated for several awards and won some of them as well. Here is the list of her won awards:

  • 2011 = EWwy Awards and Scream Awards for Game of Thrones.
  • 2012 = Gracie Awards and Online Film & Television Association Awards (twice) for Game of Thrones.
  • 2013 = SFX Awards and Online Film & Television Association Awards for Game of Thrones.
  • 2015 = Online Film & Television Association AwardsEmpire Awards and Gold Derby TV Awards for Game of Thrones.

Some of her nominated awards include Primetime Emmy AwardsScreen Actors Guild AwardsScreen Actors Guild AwardsCritics' Choice Awards, and Satellite Awards among others.

Emilia Clarke's Net Worth And Salary 

Emilia Clarke has an estimated net worth of $13 million as per Celebrity Net Worth whereas her net worth is estimated to be $3 million as per The Richest. Clarke earns a salary of $1.1 million to $2 million per episode of Game of Thrones

Clarke also appeared in several movies with impressive box office collection, some of them include:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Cast Members
Terminator Genisys (2015) $155 million $440.6 million 6.5 Arnold Schwarzene, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clark.
Me Before You (2016) $20 million $208.3 million 7.4 Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis, and Jenna Coleman.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) $275 million $354.8 million 7.2 Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Woody Harrelson.

Clarke has a collection of luxury cars like:

  • Audi Q3 = $35k
  • Ferrari F430 = $90,039 to $456,431

In October 2016, The actress bought a mansion for $4.6 million, in  Venice, California. The 2,800-square-foot home has two bedrooms and three baths inside. 

In 2018, Clarke put her $5 million home for rent for $25k per month in Venice Beach. The house boasts two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom. 

Charity Work 

Clarke not just earns huge money but also is involved in several charitable organization. She became an ambassador of SMA TRsut Team in 2011 and six years later, she became a patron of a non-profit organization, Open Door which helped the young people gain access to the acting school audition. 

Clarke raised $120k for the J/P HRP & Disaster Relief Organizations after she auctioned a chance to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with her. As of 2018, she became an ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.

Emilia Clarke's Boyfriend, Dating, And Relationship 

Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clarke is yet to be married. But Clarke had an affair with multiple of men in her past. In late 2018, the actress started dating with film director and writer Charlie McDowell. The couple confirmed their relationship via an Instagram post.

In 2012, Clarke dated American actor, her ex-boyfriend Seth MacFarlane. The relationship between the couple last for only six months and broke up for personal differences. After the split with MacFarlane, she was rumored to be engaged with James Franco. In an interview, when she was asked about the rumor, she said,

''He is, of course, beautiful. But I feel there's only a handful of women who could form an engagement after two meetings, and I'm not one of them.''

Moreover, Clarke was linked to several other guys like Jared Leto, Richard Madden, and Ji Courtney among others. As of 2018, she is not spotted with anyone so, she might be possibly single. When she was asked about her relationship status, she told,

''I'm soppy and I do like to believe that when the right person comes along, it will work because you want to make it work. Everyone else seems to manage it.''

Her above statement refers to that she is waiting for the right person. Despite her many relationships, she is still unable to found a perfect husband. 

Besides, Clarke has amassed a mega fan following especially on her Instagram account she has more than 19.3 million followers as of 2019. She is also a dog person who has a pet puppy. 

Emilia Clarke's Age, Height, And Other Facts 

  • Height = she stands at 5' 2" (1.57 m). 
  • Weight =52 kg
  • Body Measurement = 35-26-37
  • Diet = sugar-free diet
  • Work Out = shooting guns, weightlifting, kickboxing, kicking
  • Zodiac Sign = Scorpio
  • As of 2019, Clarke's age is 32 years.