Born: October 26, 1986 in London, England, UK
“When I told my dad I wanted to be an actress, he replied that there was only one line I needed to learn: Do you want fries with that?”
Did You Know?
Auditioned for Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but lost to Emily VanCamp.
Although Emilia Clarke is basically known only for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO show “Game of Thrones”, this young woman has the makings to be a huge star. Unfortunately, early ‘buzz’ on the soon-to-be-released “Terminator: Genisys” isn’t great, so we may have to wait a little longer before Clarke becomes a household name. Trust me though…it’s going to happen!
Breakout Role (according to the masses): Game of Thrones
Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): Game of Thrones
– Usually I try to choose differently than the masses, but come on…we’re talking about the mother of frickin’ dragons here!
Box Office Status: Rising Star
Next Project to Look Out for: Terminator: Genisys (In theaters July 1st)
Most Famous Role (Daenerys Targaryen aka ‘Mother of Dragons’ in Game of Thrones):
Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Primetime Emmy Awards) in 2013 for “Game of Thrones”
ONE LAST THING:
Clarke made her Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Holly Golightly in March 2013. Here’s a brief video featuring an impressive vocal performance by the young actress: