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Actress and voice over star, Emilia Clarke is known for her role as “Mother of Dragons” in HBO most watched series Game of Thrones. She is one of the highest paid actresses in the world today.
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The English actress was born as Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke on October 23, 1986. She grew up in Berkshire with her brother. Her father, who passed away in 2016 was a theatre sound engineer while her mother Jennifer Clarke was a business woman. She was also the director of the charity The Anima Foundation. With the nature of her father’s job, Emilia frequented the theatre and fell in love with acting and musical theatre.
Emilia Clarke attended Rye St Antony School in Headington. She did her secondary education at St. Edward’s in Oxford and from there went on to do stage performances while studying at the Drama Centre London. After her graduation in 2009, she started going for auditions. Likewise, she took up multiple jobs to make ends meet. Emilia worked as licensed real estate agent, bar-tender, waitress, call center person amongst other jobs.
Clarke made her first ever TV appearance in 2009 in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors. Her movie debut was Spike Island in 2012. Emilia also featured in the movie Triassic Attack. As a voice over artist, she has worked on shows like Futurama, Robot Chicken and Animals.
Before her big break with the Daenerys Targaryen role in the Game of Thrones, the much-loved actress took smaller TV roles. As a matter of fact, she was not the first choice for the role. Emilia was used as a replacement for Tamzin Merchant who was the original cast for the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
The role gave her the most prominence in the industry and opened more doors for her in her acting career. In 2015, Emilia featured in the sci-fi film Terminator Genisys, playing the feisty tough role of Sarah Connor. Upon interpreting this role, Emilia trained to be armed, to shoot and fight; getting a thumps up from the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger for her excellent rendition in the movie. Well, for someone whose favorite sporting activities are running, skiing, horse-back riding, ice skating and swimming, the flair for playing tough roles is perhaps logically expected.
Showing off her sweet side, the star actress played the role of Louisa Clark in the romantic film Me Before You. She also played a lead role in the English language adaptation of the 2015 Korean romantic comedy titled The Beauty Inside. Emilia’s fans are also eager to see her play the female lead role in the film Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movie’s release is scheduled for May 25, 2018.
According to Emily, if she were not an actress, she would have either ended up a graphic designer, an architect or a singer. Emilia loves singing a lot. So far, acting has not appeared to be a wrong choice for the British actress. For her amazing role in the Game of Thrones, she won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and a host of other award nominations.
Emilia Clarke’s success has earned her an international recognition as well as endorsement deals with top fashion brands like CoverGirl Cosmetics, Versace, Dior and Louis Vuitton. In 2015, she was Vogue’s cover girl. In 2017 also, she was made the new face of Dolce & Gabbana’s new Eau de Toilette, The One.
Height, Weight, Feet, Measurements
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Shoe Size/Feet: 6
Did you know the “Mother of Dragons” is worth an interesting $34 million? It was reported that the actress makes an estimated jaw-dropping $1 million per episode of Game of Thrones, making her one of the highest paid actors in the series and one of the highest paid actors in a TV series. Emilia grosses about $8 million annually for each season.
She makes a whole lot of money and sure does justice spending it. Emilia who lives in her newly acquired property in Hampstead, London, bought another $4.64 million luxury home in Venice, Los Angeles in 2016. For her exotic rides, she owns a Cadillac Escalade and a Toyota Prius worth $82, 864 and $30, 910 respectively.