Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke (born 23 October 1986) is an English actress. She first gained notice for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones , for which she received three Emmy Award nominations for
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Clarke made her Broadway debut in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany's as Holly Golightly in March 2013. In 2015, she was named Esquire 's Sexiest Woman Alive.