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Emilia Clarke
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Also known as:Milly, Em, Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke
Occupation:Actor
Born:October 23, 1986
Birthplace:London, England, U.K
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Voted Esquire`s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015, Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke, better known as Emilia Clarke, is an English television, film, and theater actor who shot to fame for portraying the role of Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi on Game of Thrones, one of HBO`s most successful television series. She was also seen in popular movies such as Terminator Genisys (2015), and Me Before You (2016).

Early Life
Clarke was born in London, England, on 23rd of October, 1986 but spent most of her childhood in Berkshire. Her father was a theater sound engineer and her mother was a business woman. She also has a younger brother. Clarke`s fascination for acting developed at an early age due to her father`s involvement in theater. She was just three years old when she started to show interest in acting after seeing the musical Show Boat on which her father was working. Clarke studied at Rye St Anthony School before moving to St Edward`s School, Oxford, where she completed her schooling from. The actor then graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2009.

Personal Life
Clarke started dating the Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane in 2012. However, their romance did not last very long and the two soon split the following year after dating only for a few months. Despite their break up, the two continue to remain good friends.

Television Career
Clarke was an active part of theater. She began her acting career with stage plays in 2009. In the same year she also starred in an episode of British soap opera Doctors, playing the role of Saskia Mayer. The following year, she also appeared in television movie Triassic Attack, portraying the character of Savannah. In 2010, the British film magazine Screen International foresaw Emilia`s arrival on the international arena and listed her as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow.

Staying true to the tag bestowed by Screen International, in the same year Clarke portrayed the role of Daenerys Taragrayen in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones co-starring Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage. The television series went on to become one of the most successful and most watched series of all-time. Clarke has been a part of the show for all the six seasons of its runtime and is also a part of the cast for the seventh season. For her portrayal of her character, best known as Khaleesi, the actor has received three Emmy Award nominations for the years 2013, 2015, and 2016. While being associated with Game of Thrones, Clarke also played the character of Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany from March to April 2013.

Movie Career
After a successful stint on television, the already popular actor starred in the 2012 comedy Spike Island alongside Elliott Tittensor and Nico Mirallegro. The following year she appeared in the British black comedy-crime-drama Dom Hemingway opposite Jude Law, which opened to mixed reviews. In 2015, Clarke essayed the role of Sarah Connor in Termintor Genisys opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke, which went on to become a commercial success across the globe. The year 2016 saw her portraying the role of Louisa Clark in the movie Me Before You, opposite Sam Claffin. The movie received positive reviews worldwide and was a commercial success. She played a leading role in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), a movie revolving around the iconic character Han Solo. Her 2019 releases include Last Christmas, a holiday-themed romantic comedy in which she stars alongside Henry Golding.
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Last Christmas
Solo: A Star Wars Story (3D)
Voice From The Stone
Me Before You
Terminator Genisys (3D)
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Spike Island

Did You Know? (14)

  • Emilia Clarke thought Henry Golding was the most attractive man she`d ever seen when she first saw him on screen.
  • Emilia Clarke has done her own singing in Last Christmas.
  • Emilia Clarke relates to her Last Christmas character as they both had a health crisis in their 20s.
  • A book named Last Christmas was also released, with essays by Meryl Streep, Emilia Clarke and more.
  • In 2015, Esquire named Emilia Clarke as the Sexiest Woman Alive.
  • Emilia Clarke bagged the role of Daenerys​ Targaryen only after fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant was replaced.
  • For the audition of her role of Daenerys​ Targaryen , Emilia Clarke did the funky chicken and robot dance.
  • In 2014, Emilia Clarke was voted as the most desirable woman in the world by AskMen​, a free online men’s web portal.
  • Emilia Clarke was cast opposite James Franco for the movie Garden of Lost Days. However, the movie was shelved two weeks prior the production began.
  • Emilia Clarke was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. However, the actress turned down the role as it required nudity.
  • While Emilia Clarke was a student she shuffled between five jobs just so that she could pay her house rent.
  • Apart from being an actor, Emilia Clarke plays the piano, flute, and guitar, and is also a fantastic Alto, Ballads, Blues, Cabaret, and Jazz singer.
  • Reportedly, in 2012, around 160 babies were named after Emilia Clarke’s character, Khaleesi, which she portrayed in the TV series Game of Thrones.
  • Emilia Clarke took special weapons training in preparation for her role as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys.
  • Personal Quotes (10)

  • "A young Brit girl with no theatre experience decided to take on an iconic American role on Broadway. Maybe I should have thought that through?"
  • "My father always says, ‘Never trust anyone who has a TV bigger than their bookshelf.’ So I make sure I read. Back at home, I just put up a massive bookcase and asked everyone I know and love to help me fill it with their favorite books. It’s been quite nice because I’ve learned a lot about my friends and family from what they’ve been giving me. A book says a lot about a person."
  • "One of the many things I love about Daenerys from Game of Thrones 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."
  • "Don’t do drugs, don’t have sex, and don’t touch your eyebrows."
  • "I spent most of my life watching HBO series wishing that at some point in my career I might be able to work with them."
  • "I'm just a girl who loves mascara."
  • "After my last audition for 'Game of Thrones,' they said, 'Congratulations, princess.' I was like, 'Bye-bye, call centre.'"
  • "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf."
  • "Sometimes I feel like the kid left out - the weirdo with the silver hair that no one likes to talk to."
  • "I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green."
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