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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke is an English actress popular for her role in the HBO drama series The Games of Thrones. Moreover, Emilia Clarke has been nominated four times for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Emilia Clarke – Early Life and Childhood

She was born Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke, on 23 October 1986. And is currently 37 years old. Her birthplace is Oxfordshire, London, England. No doubt she is British. Except for her parent’s profession, no information about her family is available.

Her father was a theatre sound engineer and her mother (Jennifer Clarke) is a businesswoman. Finally, we have come to know she has an older brother but the name remains a mystery.


Rose Clarke went to Rye St Antony School, Headington, and at St Edward’s School, Oxford, which she left in 2005. Later, she attended Drama Centre London, from which she graduated in 2009.

Emilia Clarke’s brain surgery ordeal

In a March 2019 article, Clarke wrote for The New Yorker about her brain surgery ordeal. In February 2011, she revealed she had a subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.

Similarly, she underwent urgent endovascular coiling surgery. Subsequently, she suffered from aphasia; at one point she even became unable to recall her name.

Similarly, she experienced her first aneurysm in 2011. She was working out before collapsing in a toilet with “shooting, stabbing, constricting pain”. She could not communicate after the surgery, and a condition called aphasia set in, meaning and feared her acting career was over.

Clarke said; “In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug,” “I asked the medical staff to let me die.”

However, she improved enough to return to filming Season 2 of Game of Thrones but even said; “I was often so woozy, so weak, that I thought I was going to die.”

Clarke had a second aneurysm surgically treated in 2013. In 2013,  she received brain surgery for a second aneurysm on the other side of her brain while performing in a play in New York.

This surgery became far more intrusive, meaning her skull had to be opened up. Clarke said; “I looked as though I had been through a war more gruesome than any Daenerys experienced.”


Emilia gains lots of positive reviews for her performance in TV series and movies. She was nominated for several awards and won some of them as well. She is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and six-time  Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee.

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Caption: Emilia Clarke at The Emmy Awards on Sunday night (2019-09-23), and the show (Game of Thrones) took home the Outstanding Drama Series award, Source: MTV

Furthermore, three times were nominated for Critics Choice Awards. Even nominated for Satellite Awards,  People’s Choice Awards (three times), and Teen Choice Awards (three times).

In addition, Clarke won Scream Awards in the category Scream Award for Breakout Performance – Female. Moreover, she won the Empire Awards in 2015 as well as the Saturn Awards in the category of Best Actress on Television.

Emmy Awards, Gracie Awards, Online Film & Television Association Awards (Four times), SFX  Awards, Gold Derby TV Awards (two times), and Britannia Awards are some of her achievements so far.

Emilia Clarke – Net Worth 2024

She owns a big house in California, purchased in 2016. Her salary is about $ 1.1 million to 2 million per episode. Additionally, she has a collection of luxury cars like the Audi Q3, which costs about $35k, and a Ferrari F430, which costs about $90,039-$456,431.

In 2016, Emilia purchased a $4.64 million house in Venice Beach, California. Emilia is happy about the fortune that she makes by acting. As per Celebrity Net Worth, she has an estimated net worth of $13 million.

Emilia Clarke – Career and Professional Life

At the very early age of three, her passion for acting appeared. While she was at Drama Centre London, she took part in 10 plays. Meanwhile, Emilia first appeared on television in a guest role in the BBC soap opera Doctors (2009).

After graduating, Emilia got her first film role in the television movie Triassic Attack (2010). The breakthrough role she got after the replacement of fellow newcomer Tamzin Merchant on Game of Thrones (2011).

She is well acclaimed for her performance and earned very positive reviews. In 2012, she appeared in the films like Spike Island and Shackled.

Similarly, Clarke debuted on Broadway as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2013. She played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke.

Likewise, she played the lead role of Louisa Clark in the romantic comedy blockbuster Me Before You (2016) and went on to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) as Qi’ra.

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Caption: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones

Other Activities

Furthermore, she was involved in other activities as well. Emilia has contributed to various charitable organizations. She was named the ambassador to the Royal College of Nursing in the year 2018.

As she had put her efforts into raising awareness about the working conditions of the nurses. Similarly, she was named the first ambassador for the Global Nursing Now campaign in 2019.

Lately, she launched her charity SameYou aiming to broaden Neurorehabilitation access for young people after a brain injury or stroke.

Charity Work

Emilia Clarke has not just gained enormous money but also involved herself in several charitable organizations. Similarly, she became an ambassador of the SMA TRsut Team in 2011.

Six years later, Clarke became a patron of a non-profit organization, Open Door which supported young people to gain access to the acting school audition.

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

Personal Life

Certain sources reported that the actress is a married woman, but at the moment she is unmarried. She once dated filmmaker and comedian, Seth MacFarlane for about six months. But remains a friend even after separation.

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Caption: Emilia Clarke and Ex-boyfriend Seth MacFarlane, Source: Yahoo

Moreover, there were rumors that she was involved with James Franco. Also, there were rumors about dating Jai Courtney, co-star in Terminator Genisys. Furthermore, in early 2019 some sources reported she had ended her romance with director Charlie McDowell as well.

Social Media

Emilia Clarke is active on social media. Similarly, her Instagram account gained over 27.3 million followers. Similarly, with 470126 followers on their Facebook account and the Twitter account she has 1.2 million fan followers as well.

Body Measurements

Reflecting on her body measurements, Emilia Clarke has a height of 5 feet and 2 inches. She weighs about 58 kg. She has vitals of 35-26-37 and wears a 6 (US) dress size, and shoe size 8 (US).

Furthermore, she has dark brown hair and green eyes. No wonder, Esquire magazine named her as Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015.