Emilia Clarke first appeared in the first season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” in 2011 as Daenerys Targaryen, and since then, she has become one of the show’s most notable stars.
The British actress was born October 23, 1986, in London and was raised in Berkshire, England.
According to IMDb, Emilia Clarke became interested in show business at a young age.
Her mother took her to see a theater production of “Show Boat,” where her father was working as the sound engineer for the show.
In 2000, she attended St. Edward’s School of Oxford, and that was when she started acting. From 2000 to 2005, she appeared in two school plays before moving on to study acting at the Drama Centre in London, where she performed in 10 plays. She also performed in at least one short film while in college.
Emilia Clarke made her first television appearance with a guest role on the BBC drama series “Doctors” in 2009 as Saskie Mayer.
Emilia Clarke’s first television appearance on “Doctors”
Emilia Clarke’s big break came in 2011 when she received the role as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” She replaced actress Tamzin Merchant, who was originally cast in the initial pilot. That year, Clarke won the 2011 EWwy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series for her role as Daenerys.
In 2013, 2015 and 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.
Clarke also appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator Genisys” (2015) as Sarah Conner and is currently filming in a “Star Wars” anthology film that will hit theaters in 2018.
Aside from playing a fierce leader on “Game of Thrones,” she is gaining a lot of recognition for her dazzling looks. Clarke was recently named the cover star of the August 2017 issue of ELLE magazine, where she talked about her experiences playing her role on “Game of Thrones,” including her favorite nude scenes.
Check out some of Emilia Clarke’s best red carpet looks, and see why she’s considered to be one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars.