1. Emilia Clarke Made Her Television Debut In 2009
After graduating from Drama Centre London in 2009, Clarke made her small screen debut on an episode of the series Doctors. For those unfamiliar, Doctors is a soap opera that has been airing since March of 2000. Over 3,700 episodes of the series have aired in the United Kingdom. One of the episodes, “Empty Nest,” featured a young Emilia Clarke playing the role of Saskia Mayer.
From there, she would on to star in a television movie called Triassic Attack. The film featured folks being attacked by dinosaur skeletons. Clarke would go from working with dinosaurs to dragons in her next TV role, that being Daenerys Targaryen.
2. She Is Worth An Estimated $13 Million
While she is best known for her work in Game of Thrones, Clarke has been involved in several other lucrative productions. The actress played Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Of course, the British starlet also portrayed Sara Connor in Terminator Genisys. Solo and Terminator Genisys are just a couple of the big-budget productions she’s starred in.
As a result of her efforts, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Emilia Clarke is worth $13 million (USD). In the last couple seasons of Game of Thrones, she’s been bringing in $1.1 million per episode. Not a bad haul. Achieving a net worth of 13 million dollars before one’s 33rd birthday is an impressive accomplishment.
3. She Used To Date Seth MacFarlane
From 2012 to 2013, Emilia Clarke dated Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane. The two were involved in a long-distance romance that lasted roughly six months.
MacFarlane, who is now 45 years of age, has done a lot more than simply create Family Guy. He also created and starred in The Orville, a popular science-fiction comedy. In addition, MacFarlane helped co-created several other well-known series. Outside of television, he even has a budding music career on the side.
4. She Graduated From The Drama Centre London
It’s clear that Emilia Clarke is an outstanding actress, as millions of loyal Game Of Thrones fans have observed first hand over the years. One of the reasons she is able to shine on screen is that she is a classically trained actress. The 32-year-old is a Drama Cente London alumni. She graduated from this prestigious institution in 2009, before embarking on a stellar career.
The Drama Centre London is an acting school based in King’s Cross that first opened its doors to students back in 1963. The Centre has produced many famous actors and actress over the years. Pierce Bronson, Colin Firth, and another GOT star Gwendoline Christie also attended the school.
5. She Wasn’t The First Person Chosen To Play Daenerys
After spending so much time with the Game of Thrones characters, it’s hard to imagine them being portrayed by any other performers. However, the role of Daenerys Targaryen was originally given to another British actress by the name of Tamzin Merchant.
Merchant is a 32-year-old actress out of Sussex, England. She is perhaps best known for portraying Catherine Howard in The Tudors – a Showtime drama based on the life of King Henry VIII. She also appeared in the film Pride & Prejudice in 2005. Merchant ended up having to leave the series for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Emilia Clarke.
6. She’s Performed On Broadway
The theater scene, particularly Broadway, is a place where performers can really show off their acting chops. Emilia Clarke took the opportunity to do just that for a couple of months in 2013. During that span, she performed in the Broadway version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Clarke played the role of Holly Golightly.
The play is based on a novel written by Truman Capote and was first published back in the late 1950s. Both the book and play center around Golightly. She is a country girl who has become a big city socialite. Clarke’s character is unemployed and makes a living by fraternizing with wealthy men.
7. She’s Done Voice Work For Several Popular Cartoons
Like many big-name stars, Emilia Clarke has done her share of voice work in recent years. In truth, she can be heard on some very popular animated series.
In 2013, she voiced a character called Marianne on the animated sci-fi show Futurama. Marianne was featured in an episode called “Stench and Stenchibility.” Clarke has also lent her vocals to Bridget – an animated character on the comedy series Robot Chicken in 2016. However, her cartoon credentials don’t end there. She was also the voice behind charters that were seen on both Animals and Thunderbirds Are Go – both of which she worked on in 2017.