Emilia Clarke

by ethnic on June 9, 2013

British Academy of Film And Television Arts Los Angeles TV Tea 2012 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Emelia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 October, 1986

Ethnicity: English, as well as possibly around 1/16th German, some Welsh, possibly some Irish

Emilia Clarke is an English actress. She is known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on the series Game of Thrones.

Her father, Peter Roderick Clarke, was a theatre sound engineer. Her mother, Jennifer Susan “Jenny” (Dodd) Clarke, is the director of The Anima Foundation, a charity aimed at helping young people in Ghana.

Emilia’s paternal grandfather was the son of Albert Clarke. Albert was the son of William.

Emilia’s paternal grandmother’s surname appears to have been Evans.

Emilia’s maternal grandfather was Raymond Dodd (the son of Bennett Dodd and Harriet/Harriett Isabella Watson). Raymond was born in Darlington, Durham. Bennett was the son of George Dodd and Mary Jane Swan. Harriet was the daughter of Thomas Watson and Ann Elizabeth Robinson.

Emilia’s maternal grandmother was Euphemia Ann/Anne/Annie Wrack (the daughter of Frederick Ninian Wrack and Anna Beatrice Maude/Maud Mackrodt/McGrott). The family name Wrack had previously been spelled Rack and Racke. Emilia’s grandmother Euphemia was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Frederick was born in Sahibganj, Bengal, India, the son of George Frederick Wrack and Margaret Ann Mooty; Margaret’s father had lived in Ireland, but it is not clear if he was of Irish descent. Emilia’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Charles Henry Mackrodt and Annie Clair/Clare Clements. The surname Mackrodt likely indicates that Charles had some degree of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Emilia Clarke (through her brother, Bennett) – http://reocities.com

Genealogy of Emilia Clarke – https://www.geni.com

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Holly12 March 13, 2018 at 8:10 am

Ethni, Emilia Clarke also has Irish ancestry through her ancestor ‘John Mooty,’ who was a weaver in Ireland during the 19th Century. He joined the army and fought for the British Empire in Colonial India. The link to this source is here > https://blogs.ancestry.ca/cm/were-these-got-actors-born-to-play-their-roles-ancestry-research-revealed/?o_xid=82014&o_lid=82014&o_sch=Email+Campaigns

Quite surprised you’ve missed this source, as it’s a source you have shared numerous times with several of the ‘Game of Thrones’ actors/actresses on this website.

follers August 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

Found half of her ancestry.

Adamina September 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm

She is a great beauty! Her only flaw is that her hair isn’t really white…. And her GOT character is not real:-(
Still hot tho;-)

madman June 7, 2016 at 10:08 am
Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:52 pm

She looks so old wtf? They make her look so much younger in the series.

cwm85 November 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

She’s pretty but not the way they go on about her…

Devotion November 6, 2015 at 7:03 pm

She’s so beautiful. Thought she would have a bit of exotic blood in her (Portuguese, Turkish).

J420 November 7, 2015 at 2:19 am

Hey ignoramus, Exotic means foreign.

marjanel November 16, 2015 at 8:31 am

Poruguese exotic?

Hill July 25, 2017 at 3:04 am

She does look like a Portuguese girl I know but that’s not really exotic.

gel August 31, 2015 at 8:59 am
hesh123 August 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm

So freaking adorable I need to get her pregnant and die inside

cwm85 November 7, 2015 at 5:56 am

You sound sick in the head… deranged individual.

hesh123 November 7, 2015 at 6:23 am

I want you

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 2:20 pm

???????????????????????????????????????????????????? Um wtf?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

California July 14, 2015 at 9:39 pm


Holly12 April 16, 2015 at 5:59 am

Ethni/Follers is there any chance you could also do more research on Emilia Clarke’s ancestry, as there’s nothing about her background on here. Being in ‘Game of Thrones’ as Daenerys and soon ‘Terminator: Genisys’ I think she’s going to be huge in Hollywood. Thank-you. :)

roman2886 November 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

You can’t tell the difference between the English Irish Scottish and Welsh all those 4 people have been intermixing with each other for years for generations we are a mix I’m a British mongrel I have English Irish Scottish and Welsh ancestry I also have Filipino ancestry that means I’m a British Filipino mongrel.

visokozen November 6, 2014 at 1:39 am

What is George RR martin ethnic background.

Europa May 21, 2014 at 5:37 pm


Nikki May 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm


she is english, scottish, french, welsh, and irish

follers May 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

In your other post, you said she was “possibly” Irish or French. What confirmed it for you?

Nikki May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

Her surname is irish and english

HaymarFox July 9, 2014 at 5:16 am

Clarke can be either English or Scottish, and possibly also Irish. That doesn’t mean that everyone with the surname is English, Scottish and Irish. It means that multiple families across the British Isles adopted the same surname (although in Ireland, it may well have been imported from England or Scotland). Emilia Clarke is descended from one of those families.

Also, if you have sources for the rest of the ancestry you mentioned, please cite it.

Nikki May 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm


She is English, Scottish, and welsh. she is possibly irish or french

roman2886 November 6, 2014 at 1:59 am

Incorrect she is 100% English she is English through and through full blooded English she has no Irish Scottish Welsh and French in her she looks very English she can’t pass for anything than English she doesn’t look Irish Scottish Welsh and French.

Rekta April 11, 2015 at 4:02 am

she is english and she could pass for western european, from northern italy to england.

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