Emilia Clarke is a British actress born in London in 1987. She has received multiple awards for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the television series Game Of Thrones, her first major part after appearing in stage productions and in several minor roles in film and television. Her first major film role is as Sarah Connor in the 2015 Hollywood production Terminator: Genesis. She was raised in the Berkshire countryside and studied at boarding school in the town of Oxfordshire and at the Drama Centre School in London. While studying drama, she appeared in stage productions of Hamlet, A Flea in Her Ear, and Pygmalion.