Get to Know Nathalie Emmanuel (And other Game of Thrones Women)

In this brief guide, we will look at some details about Nathalie Emmanuel, as well as some other women from the show Game of Thrones.

Nathalie Emmanuel: The Amazing Missandei Actress

Nathlie Emmanuel, the famous Missandei actress from Game of Thrones, was born on 2 March 1989 in Southend-on-Sea, a seaside resort town in Essex, England and she is the second child of a half Dominican and half English mother, and a father of half-Saint Lucian and half English ancestry.

Nathalie Emmanuel was always close to the idea of being involved in arts, even at an early age and she remembers her mother taking notice of her passion and desire to become an actress during Emmanuel’s attendance at the independent St Hilda’s School.

Latr, when Nathalie Emmanuel was at the grammar Westcliff High School for Girls, her mother realised further that her daughter wanted to do something great with her life, and definitely wanted to pursue an artistic career of some sort.

Nathalie Emmanuel remembers her beginnings in an interview with the New York Daily News, where she says, “When I was 3, [I’d] always cause drama that my mum decided maybe I should channel it properly—so she started me on acting, singing and dancing classes”.

When she was just 10, Nathlie Emmanuel played Young Nala in the West End production of the musical The Lion King, which is something people might imagine her doing even now because of her sultry yet fierce and passionate appearance that people often associate with Nala.

Nathalie Emmanuel may have earned her fame from Game of Thrones and from being the “Missandei Actress”, but she actually made her television debut as Sasha Valentine in the soap opera Hollyoaks.

Nathalie Emmanuel’s character’s storylines included prostitution, and heroin addiction on the show, which she was on till 2010.

Nathalie Emmanuel was also a presenter of the BBC Three’s Websex: What’s the Harm? In January 2012, where she investigated the online sexual habits of 16–24 year olds in the UK and later that same year she also made her film debut in the thriller Twenty8k

The following year, in 2013, Nathalie Emmanuel was cast as Missandei, Daenerys Targaryen’s interpreter, in HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, and in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she told the story of how she was working in a shop as an assistant when she got the role.

Nathalie Emmanuel had a relatively small role on the show in the beginning, a one might remember, but by 2015, Emmanuel was promoted to a regular cast member on the show, and her the Eastern storyline on the show grew, so did the role of Missandei, as she became more than an interpreter to almost an assistant, then counsel, to Daenarys’s best friend.

Missandei was the only prominent character that was a woman of colour in the show, and her death scene took place whilst she was in chains, which did not sit right by many fans who even called it an example of fridging and evoking an image of subjugation.

Nathalie Emmanuel has also commented on this in The Guardian where she says:

“The reaction to Missandei’s death was so big because she was the only one. I think a lot of the people who felt othered or disenfranchised had connected with her, or felt represented by her, especially women of colour. When she died – and in the way that she did – it was so painful for people because they were like, ‘Wait, no! That’s how they’re going to do the only woman of colour?”

Nathalie Emmanuel is vegan for health reasons, and she told Glamour magazine in 2017 that “I don’t trust the food industry, I don’t trust what they put in our food – it makes me feel sick actually.”

While most people know her for Game of Thrones and the Missandei actress, she has also featured in the Fast and Furious movie franchise as a hacker, and she has had prominent roles in other movies and tv shows as well.

Nathalie Emmanuel: Movies and TV Shows

Here is a list of the movies and TV shows Nathalie Emmanuel has been in over the years:

  • Hollyoaks
  • Hollyoaks Later
  • Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Before
  • Casualty
  • Misfits
  • Scream if you Know the Answer!
  • Websex: What’s the Harm?
  • Game of Thrones
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • Twenty8k
  • Furious 7
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch 
  • The Fate of the Furious
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure
  • The Titan
  • Holly Slept Over
  • F9

Nathalie Emmanuel: Net Worth

Nathalie Emmanuel’s Net worth is about $1 Million, and she got her big break, so to speak, on the popular HBO show Game of Thrones.

Nathalie Emmanuel Instagram

Nathalie Emmanuel’s instagram account can be found on the handle @nathalieemmanuel.

Nathalie Emmanuel Quotes

Here are some of the best Nathalie Emmanuel Quotes:

“I was a huge fan of ‘Game Of Thrones.’ I hadn’t read the books but had watched the series from the beginning.”

“I have been challenged with the fictional languages I have to learn. I wasn’t terrible at languages at school – I got an A in French, so I did well enough – but I didn’t enjoy them. I’m not even sure if that plays into how well you learn a fictional language!”

“My diet – I eat nutritionally-balanced meals. I work out. I do yoga. I love my yoga. I do boxing training because it’s fun.”

“I’ve done a nude scene and I felt it was appropriate to the storyline and I thought it was done in a respectful way and I felt comfortable doing it. But there are obviously going to be scenarios – not necessarily in this job, but in other jobs to come – where the question will be posed to me ‘Will I want to do nude scenes?’ and I would have to consider that as its own thing. And not just something to say yes to because I have done so before. It really is circumstantial.”

“There was a period of time where people felt like women in the show were being exploited a little.”

“You have to treat yourself. Life is too short to deprive yourself of things.”

“I’m definitely a fan of sort of dramas, independent sort of social dramas where you play really challenging roles. Every actor wants to play those dark roles and it’s definitely true for me and I’d love to kind of challenge myself in any way possible.”

“In terms of my career and stuff, Game of Thrones has just been such a blessing because people really love the show.”

“I enjoy being healthy and I enjoy feeling healthy, and I know the difference when I don’t take care of myself. It’s not like I am aiming for any particular goal or anything. It’s more like it’s a result of having balanced, healthy meals and just exercising.”

“I’d love to do comedy. I’d probably have to get my laughing fits in check, because generally if I’ve done comedy, I’m usually the straight character that plays against the very obviously funny character, so that’s really hard when the person is really hilarious”’

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke is an English actress best known for her role as Daenarys Targaryen on the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Emilia Clarke, or Emilia Rose Clarke, was born 23 October 1986 and she studied at the Drama Centre London, and also appeared in a number of stage productions, including one by the Company of Angels. 

Emilia Clarke’s television debut was a guest appearance in an episode of the BBC One medical soap opera Doctors in 2009 and in the following year, she was named as one of the “UK Stars of Tomorrow” by Screen International magazine for her role in the Syfy film Triassic Attack (2010).

Despite her many amazing works, Emilia Clarke is best known for her role as the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on the show Game of Thrones, which earned her the well-deserved international recognition that she enjoys.

Additionally, Emilia Clarke has also received several accolades for this role, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, Three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, with the fourth nomination being for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.

Apart from her amazing work as an actress that has made the character of Daenerys so lovable to people, Emilia Clarke is known for her sunny disposition and fun-loving sort of personality, which is really quite the opposite of the character she plays, who is tragic and serious and even intimidating.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer is another actress from the show Game of Thrones and she plays the role of Margery Tyrell, who is a member of one of the big houses in the fictional world, and who marries not one but two kings, before meeting an untimely demise in a blast.

Natalie Dormer is not just well known for Game of Thrones however, she has been a part of many other famous shows and movies, and she has done some great work.

Natalie Dormer got her first recognition for her role as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007–08), and she was also nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series. 

She made her stage debut at the Young Vic in 2010 in the play Sweet Nothings and also portrayed the Duchess of York in Madonna’s film W.E. (2011), while another movie role was that of Private Lorraine in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Natalie Dormer has also appeared in a music video for the song Someone Else by Hozier, for which she is well known, and she also makes an appearance in the movie The Hunger Games.

She has also played the roles of Irene Adler/Moriarty in the show Elementary, and for her role as Margery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, for which she won an EWwy Award, an Empire Award, and was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014 and 2015.


In this brief guide, we looked at some details about Nathalie Emmanuel, as well as some other women from the show Game of Thrones.

Nathalie Emmanuel is one of the bright sport on the show Game of Thrones, and her friendship with actress Emilia Clarke both on the show and off it is something to dote on.

Nathalie Emmanuel is a very talented actress who has made a brilliant name for herself and we hope to see more of this soft-spoken lovely girl in TV shows and movies.

If you have any more questions or comments about Nathalie Emmanuel, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Nathalie Emmanuel

Is Nathalie Emmanuel married?

No, Nathalie Emmanuel is not married, and though she is very private and likes to keep to herself, there were some reports that she was dating her Hollyoaks co-star and on-screen brother Sonny Valentine, portrayed by Devon Anderson.

What ethnicity is Nathalie Emmanuel?

Nathalie Emmanuel has a mixed ethnicity, and she has a half Dominican Half English mother while her father is half Saint-Lucian and Half English.

Nathalie Emmanuel was born on 2 March 1989 in Southend-on-Sea, a seaside resort town in Essex, England. 

Where is Nathalie Emmanuel from?

Nathalie Emmanuel is from Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom.


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