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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameEmilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke
Nickname Milly
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British actress Emilia Clarke was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3, her passion for drama began. From 2000 to 2005, she attended St. Edward's School of Oxford, where she appeared in two school plays. She went on to study at the prestigious Chang-Ren Nian, where she took part in 10 plays. During this time, Emilia first appeared on television with a guest role in the BBC soap opera Doctors (2000).

In 2010, after graduating from the Chang-Ren Nian, Emilia got her first film role in the television movie Triassic Attack (2010). In 2011, her breakthrough role came in when she replaced fellow newcomer Tamzin Merchant on Game of Thrones (2011) after the filming of the initial pilot. Emilia won the 2011 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys Targaryen. From March to April 2013, she played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". She played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Trade Mark (5)

Eyes with central heterochromia. Both irises of her eyes are greyish blue coloured on the outer rim and hazel coloured on the inner rim.
Petite and curvaceous figure.
Striking, heavy eyebrows.
Pale skin and full lips.
Happy-go-lucky personality.

Trivia (38)

Claimed that if weren't an actress, she would be either an architect, a singer, or a graphic designer.
Has one younger brother.
Has a dog named Roxy.
Ranked #88 on AskMen's "Top 99 Women" list in 2012.
Ranked #15 on AskMen's "Top 99 Women" list in 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.
Is the second actress from Game of Thrones (2011) to portray Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), her 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.
She was born in London, but grew up in the Berkshire countryside. Her mother is a businesswoman and her father was a theatre sound engineer. She also grew up with her brother, who is studying politics.
At the age of three, she went to see "Show Boat" with her mother, a stage musical on which her father worked behind the scenes as a sound engineer at a theater in London's West End. She has wanted to become an actress ever since.
Studied drama at the prestigious Drama Centre London, a school which Paul Bettany, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan had previously attended.
Replaced Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (2011) after the original pilot episode was filmed. The reasons for Tamzin's departure are unknown.
Her sport skills includes horseback-riding, ice skating, rowing, running, sailing, skiing, swimming and tennis.
Is highly skilled at alto, ballads, blues, cabaret singing and jazz singing.
Ranked #1 on AskMen's "Top 99 Women" list in 2014.
Has said that she is often not recognized in public without the extremely long platinum blonde wig she wears on Game of Thrones (2011).
Was working three to six different jobs to get by before being cast on Game of Thrones (2011) including bar-tending, restaurant waitress, call center, etc.
Ranked #49 on Maxim's "Hot 100" list in 2014.
Auditioned for Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but lost to Emily VanCamp.
Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2015.
Counts the comedy film Clueless (1995) as one of her favorite movies.
Was considered for the role of Enchantress in Suicide Squad (2016), which eventually went to Cara Delevingne.
Has a tattoo of a bumblebee on her left pinky finger. She did this to celebrate her joyous experience of working in the movie Me Before You.
Her favorite television series is Friends (1994).
Clarke took special and weapons training to play Sarah Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't sure if Clarke had ever fired a gun before Terminator Genisys (2015), but thought her training paid off and she handled herself well in the fight scenes and seemed believable.
Clarke grew up on Arnold Schwarzenegger's films and idolized him and couldn't believe she was working with him on Terminator Genisys (2015). She first met Schwarzenegger at the read-through and inwardly started geeking out. To hear him say "I'll be back" in the film was a major moment for her.
Clarke was persuaded to watch The Terminator (1984) by her 9 year old brother when she was 7-8 years old and then Terminator 2 (1991) but became a huge fan of the series.
Arnold Schwarzenegger thought Clarke did an amazing job following in the footsteps of Linda Hamilton on Terminator Genisys (2015), which is really tough to do, but she thought she was naive to accept the role of Sarah Connor so early in her career.
When Clarke was cast on Game of Thrones (2011), she watched films and television series with strong female characters to help her get into character; she did the same in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Not related to co-star Jason Clarke, who played her son in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Her maternal grandmother who was born in Lucknow(the capital of the United Provinces state in erstwhile British India) was of Indo-English ethnicity. Emilia claims to have one-eighth Indian ancestry through her, which she said she is proud of. Emilia was 16 at the time of her maternal grandmother's death and she went to India herself to scatter her grandmother's ashes in the Ganges river.
Her favorite show as a child was The Simpsons (1989). She said she knew that Game of Thrones (2011) was a hit when her brother told her that the Season 23 of "The Simpsons" spoofed "Game of Thrones". She also liked The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Saved by the Bell (1989) and Sister, Sister (1994).
Born on the same date as Jessica Stroup.
Her eyes have central heterochromia. Both irises of her eyes are greyish blue coloured on the outer rim and hazel coloured on the inner rim.
She's an avid backpacker and has travelled through India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Africa.
Kirsty Mitchell portrayed her mother in the TV movie Triassic Attack (2010) and 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, she was named the ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in the UK. Since then, she has organised fund-raising events and promoted awareness campaigns for the betterment of the working condition of the nurses in the UK.
Emilia tattooed three flying dragons on her right wrist after completing the principal photography for Season 8 of Game of Thrones (2011). She did this to celebrate her decade long journey of playing the character of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (2011).

Personal Quotes (15)

[on her role as Daenerys Targaryen on the Game of Thrones (2011) series] Sometimes, I feel like the kid left out--the weirdo with the silver hair that no one likes to talk to.
[on her Game of Thrones (2011) character] I felt for Daenerys. I felt for her situation as a woman. Being in such a male-dominated society, where she was being abused by the men around her--it was that sort of sympathy, I suppose it started off as that. But then as you track her story, the problems that she overcomes and the way that she deals with them with such grace and the way that she deals with them when she has no training. The only thing that she has is herself and her iron will--that's just a fabulous, incredible side to her character, really. And the fact that you watch her fall in love. You know, she meets the man that she loves more than anything else. She goes through painful events but she is still this strong, independent woman. And I think that, as a female, is what I really connected with.
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!
When I told my dad I wanted to be an actress, he replied that there was only one line I needed to learn: "Do you want fries with that?".
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 chose my behind to promote the movie. I'm taking it as a compliment, that's all I'm saying.
[on her role as Sarah Connor] Let's see, there's driving a bus off a bridge, rolling out in an armored car, firing eight different kinds of weapons. It's just kicking some general butts, really.
[on not knowing that the photo for the Terminator Genisys (2015) poster was being taken] I don't remember them taking that picture. I would have turned around and said, "What are you doing? What's that! Get that camera away from my butt!" I was looking at the poster thinking, "Who is that?" It's cool.
[on what it was like working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Terminator Genisys (2015)] Definitely quite surreal. Everything you know about him on screen he brings in real life as well.
[on Sarah Connor, the heroine from the Terminator franchise] The most iconic female action figure ever.
[on the classic movie The Terminator (1984)] It's really scary.

Salary (3)

Game of Thrones (2011) $500,000 an episode (season 7)
Game of Thrones (2011) $500,000 an episode (season 8)
Game of Thrones (2011) £340,000 per episode

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