Emilia Clarke is a British actress. She was born in London and grew up in Berkshire, England. Her father is a theatre sound engineer and her mother is a businesswoman. Her father was working on a theatre production of "Show Boat" and her mother took her along to the performance. This is when, at the age of 3, her passion for drama began. From 2000 to 2005, she attended St. Edward's School of Oxford, where she appeared in two school plays. She went on to study at the prestigious Drama Centre London, where she took part in 10 plays. During this time Emilia first appeared on television with a guest role in the BBC's Doctors (2000).In 2010, after graduating from the Drama Centre London, Emilia got her first film role in the TV movie Triassic Attack (2010). Her breakthrough role came in 2011 when she replaced fellow newcomer Tamzin Merchant in Game of Thrones (2011) after the filming of the initial pilot. Emilia won the 2011 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.