Emilia Clarke is a British actress best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” She was born on October 23, 1986 in London, England and grew up in Berkshire. Clarke studied at the Drama Centre London and made her television debut in 2009 in an episode of “Doctors.”
Clarke gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones,” a role she played for eight seasons from 2011 to 2019. Her performance earned her several award nominations, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Apart from “Game of Thrones,” Clarke has appeared in a number of other films and television shows. She played Sarah Connor in the 2015 film “Terminator Genisys,” and starred in the romantic comedy “Last Christmas” in 2019. She has also appeared in several stage productions in London’s West End.
In addition to her acting career, Clarke is an advocate for various charities and causes, including SameYou, a charity she founded in 2019 to support young people recovering from brain injuries and strokes.