Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Highest Rated: 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Lowest Rated: 25% Above Suspicion (2019)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1986

Birthplace: London, England, UK

A graduate of London's Drama Centre School, Emilia Clarke earned considerable stage training with roles in school and local productions of "Hamlet," "Pygmalion" and "Sense." After landing a guest spot on an episode of the soap opera "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000- ), Clarke lensed a role in the killer dinosaur flick "Triassic Attack" (Syfy, 2010). Her breakthrough came, however, as the white-haired princess Daenerys Targaryen in the epically complex medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ). Clarke's masterful portrayal of an innocent teenage bride who discovers world-conquering resources of strength, courage and cunning within herself won over critics and audiences, and her character and storyline arc stood out among the countless others in the massively multilayered saga. Although international success came quickly after her professional debut, Emilia Clarke revealed a maturity and talent well beyond her youth and experience. Born in the late 1980s in London, England, Emilia Clarke grew up in Berkshire as the daughter of a businesswoman and a theatrical sound engineer. Her acting career began at the age of three after seeing her father working on a production of the musical "Show Boat," and she continued to study at St. Edward's School, Oxford, and the Drama Centre School in London. While a student, she appeared in multiple school productions, including "Hamlet," "The Government Inspector," "A Flea in Her Ear" and "Pygmalion" as well as appearing in "Sense" for the Company of Angels Theatre. In her final year of drama school, Clarke booked her first TV guest spot with an episode of the soap opera "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000- ), and after graduation, landed a role in the killer dinosaurs cheese-fest "Triassic Attack" (Syfy, 2010). A much better project followed, however, when she was tapped for the pivotal role of Daenerys Targaryen in the medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ). As a white-haired, teenage princess thrust into the complicated and dangerous world of power, sex and conquest upon her marriage to the warlord Drogo (Jason Momoa), Clarke dazzled critics and audiences. Tracing her character's development from innocent pawn to cutthroat tactician, Clarke created one of the dense series' most memorable characters, displaying a talent and presence well beyond her years. On the big screen, Clarke appeared in the indie drama "Spike Island" (2012) and comic crime caper "Dom Hemingway" (2013) opposite Jude Law and Richard E. Grant before landing her first starring role as Sarah Connor in the franchise reboot "Terminator Genisys" (2015). Although that film underperformed both critically and commercially, her starring role opposite Sam Clafin in the romantic drama "Me Before You" (2016) drew strong notices. Clarke next appeared in the 1950s-set psychological thriller "Voice from the Stone" (2016). In November 2016, it was announced that Clarke had been cast in the female lead of the upcoming "Star Wars" prequel focusing on a young Han Solo.

Highest rated movies

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Dom Hemingway
Me Before You Last Christmas
Spike Island
Voice From the Stone Terminator Genisys Above Suspicion

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Manual Malu (Character) - 2020
25% 33% Above Suspicion Susan Smith (Character) - 2019
46% 81% Last Christmas Kate (Character) $35.1M 2019
70% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Qi'ra (Character) $213.8M 2018
38% 34% Voice From the Stone Verena (Character) - 2017
54% 73% Me Before You Louisa Clark (Character) $56.2M 2016
27% 52% Terminator Genisys Sarah Connor (Character) $89.8M 2015
56% 38% Dom Hemingway Evelyn (Character) $518.1K 2013
43% 42% Spike Island Sally (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shackled Malu (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 9% Triassic Attack Savannah (Character) - 2010

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front Row Late Guest 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2016 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015-2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Host 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016 2019
89% 85% Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen (Character) 2011-2017 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2015 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
93% 95% Futurama Marianne (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013