Emilia Clarke has become one of the most famous and loved actresses in the world, thanks to her portrayal of the enigmatic Daenerys in the HBO series, Games of Thrones. She is an English actress who gained fame in 2011, barely a couple of years after she started her career as an actress.
A beautiful and highly talented woman, Emilia has not acted in too many films and TV productions, but she has already attained a height that many others can only imagine.
Emilia Clarke Bio & Age
23rd October 1986 was when the English actress was born as Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke in London, England, to her parents, Peter and Jennifer Clarke. While her father whom she lost in 2016 was a theatrical sound engineer, her mother is a businesswoman.
Of English and partial Indian descent, Clarke was brought up together with an older brother, Bennett, in a happy home and was taught by her father to value intelligence.
As a result of the work of her father, Emilia Clarke grew up loving the theatre. When she was three, she saw the production of Showboat and immediately, she knew she was cut out for acting. Ironically, her father was not the happiest with her dream of becoming an actress because he believed that acting has many pitfalls and one may not be able to pay one’s bills with it. Nonetheless, he still encouraged her to pursue her dreams.
She got her education from Rye St Antony School, Headington and from there, she moved to St Edward’s School, Oxford before later going to Drama Centre London from where she would graduate in 2009.
She started her career in the theatre with appearances in a good number of plays, and she also appeared in some TV commercials. In order to pay her bills, she also had different jobs including as a caterer. When she was still in the university, she worked during the summers as a real estate agent.
In 2009, Emilia Clarke got the role of Saskia Mayer in an episode of Doctors, which became her first role on TV. Her next role happened to be on Game of Thrones as Daenerys Targaryen. The role earned her three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations along with other accolades.
She had voice roles for Marianne in Futurama (2013), Bridget in Robot Chicken (2016), Lumpy in Animals (2017), and Doyle in Thunderbirds Are Go (2017).
While it is on TV that she has made her fame, she has also had a good number of film roles including in the 2010 TV film Triassic Attack, Spike Island (2012), Dom Hemingway (2013), Terminator Genisys (2015), Me Before You (2016), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
What’s Her Net Worth?
The fears of her father when she wanted becoming an actress was that she might not be able to make a living for herself. However, Emilia Clarke does not only make a living for herself, but she is also rich with a net worth of $13 million in 2019. She made her fortune from her acting career and mostly from her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Is Emilia Clarke Married to a Husband or Does She Have a Boyfriend?
Emilia Clarke is the type of woman that any man would desire, which is why she was voted by readers of AskMen in 2014 as the most desirable woman in the world. However, she has no husband and has never been married in the past.
The actress has been in a number of relationships in the past with men such as Seth MacFarlane whom she dated from 2012 to 2013, James Franco in 2013, Cory Michael Smith in 2014, and the Australian actor Jai Courtney whom she was in a relationship with for a short time in 2015.
Her recent boyfriend is Charlie McDowell. The romance between the actress and American director and writer first caught the attention of the public in 2018, on the birthday of the beautiful actress when they both posted the same picture on social media. Unfortunately, the relationship was not to last forever as they ended it in 2019.
Height and Measurements
The Mother of Dragons is, no doubt, a very beautiful woman who has been named the sexiest woman by Esquire in 2015. That said, Emilia Clarke is not the tallest woman in the world, having a height of only 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) and a body weight of 128 pounds (58 Kg).
For her general body measurements, she has a chest size of 35 inches, a waist size of 26 inches, and hips size of 37 inches (35-26-37 inches). Her dress size is 8 (US) and her shoe size is 6 (US).