How much is Emilia Clarke worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
|Date of Birth:||October 23, 1986|
About Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke, better known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones, is an English actress and philanthropist. She might not be the Mother of Dragons in real life, but her path has surely been paved with as many adventures. Born on 23 October 1986, she was the second children of Perter Clarke, a theater sound engineer, and Jenny Clarke, a marketing consultant. Her older brother, Bennet, works in the film industry too.
As of 2020, Emilia Clarke has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.
Emilia Clarke spent her childhood in the countryside of Oxfordshire, “I grew up with a stream in the garden and with fields everywhere. We used to go mushroom-picking. There were ducks. It was idyllic on every level,” she said in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in 2017. She was raised with a close family bond, the actress recalls “My mum, my brother, my dad, and I would sit around a table, and my happiest place was just discussing stuff. I’m one of the very fortunate few people who really likes their family. I just like hanging out with them.”
Clarke was highly influenced by his father (who passed away in 2016 after a long battle to cancer) while growing up. It was during the times she would tag along to the theater with him, that her passion for acting really began. She was merely three years old when she told her parents that she wanted to be an actress, after attending a performance of ‘Boat Show’. Her father, knowing the business, wasn’t very pleased. “He wanted me to be very realistic about the whole thing, about how nobody makes any money. The only line you’ll ever need to learn, he told me, is Do you want fries with that?”
She went on to attend St. Edward’s private boarding school, with her brother Bennet, “It was a fancy school, and we weren’t that fancy. I just wanted to be friends with anyone.” After graduating she applied to several drama schools, and was rejected from all of them. Spending a year backpacking through South Asia, she came back to London and was finally admitted to Drama Centre London, only after a girl broke her leg and a space opened up.
What makes her so successful?
One of Clarke’s main assets is her versatility as an actress, possessing an outstanding ability to go from happy to angry, sweet to cold-blooded in a matter of seconds. Proof of this is her incursion in drama, thriller, action, romance, and even comedy. She’s known for her distinctive wry sense of humor, which many cast members can attest having been the victim of many pranks on set.
Emilia also possess a great poise, friendliness and kindness that make her stand-out. She’s vocal about politics, feminism, and the filming industry. “Yes, I’ve got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same.”
How did Emilia Clarke get rich?
During the effervescent success of Thrones, Clarke also grazed the big screen on several other occasions.
In 2015, she starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys, taking on the role of Sarah Connor. That same year, she was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. Clarke landed the role of Louisa Clarke in the book to screen adaption of Me Before You (2016), and as Q’ira in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Her latest appearance on the cinema was with the lead role in The Last Christmas (2019), starring opposite Emma Thompson and Henry Golding, which grossed a total of $121.6 million.
As for theater, she offered a graceful rendition of Holly Golightly in a 2015 Broadway adaption of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She was set to make her West End debut in the spring of 2020 in The Seagull (currently on hold), in which she was casted as Nina.
In 2019, Clarke launched her charity SameYou, aimed to bring awareness and raise funds for neuro-rehabilitation access after brain injury and stroke. This was in line of Clarke’s revelation of having suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms while filming the first seasons Game of Thrones. In a heartwarming essay published on The New Yorker, she talked about the dark days she had to endure, and admitting that “my character and I grew together and, it’s corny as hell, but she saved my life.”
What is she famous for?
Following her experience in boarding school, where she often felt like an outsider of English upper-crust, she had a hard time trying to adjust and stand out. The actress has mentioned that she was never the favorite, always playing minor roles, which only made her work harder. After she graduated in 2009, she juggled several non-acting jobs to make ends meet – in a call center, a catering company, as a bartender, and a licensed real estate agent.
Her fist TV appearance was in the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors. The following year she landed a role in Triassic Attack (2010), a sci-fi movie that received mostly negative reviews.
Her big break would come shortly after, when she was casted as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, when several characters were recasted following the unsuccessful un-aired pilot. She was only given 24 hours to prepare for the audition, and had to do most of her research online. “The breakdown for the character was tall and willowy and blonde. I’m short and round and brown.” Clarke also recalls finding herself doing the funky chicken at some point of the audition.
Based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, the show was a massive hit that catapulted Clarke to fame. Her character was acclaimed worldwide, and the show ran for 8 seasons up until 2019, which garnered the actress several awards and nominations, including the Emmy’s and Screen Actors Guild.
Setting her foot on becoming an actress since a ripe age, and being driven and incredibly tenacious during her formative years, Emilia Clarke has nowadays become a household name. Her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen has furthermore earned her roles in both Broadway and the big screen. Since the ending of the HBO hit last year, she has launched the charity SameYou, set aflame the box office with the film The Last Christmas, and gotten herself a lead role in the West End.