|Gemma Whelan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5½ in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1981|
Gemma Whelan is an English actress, comedienne, and dancer who is better known as Yara Greyjoy from the popular adventure fantasy fiction series, Game of Thrones. She has been cast in a number of other shows and movies including Shortbread and Tea, Gulliver’s Travels, Prevenge, The Wolfman, The Persuasionists, Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry & Paul, Cardinal Burns, Live at the Electric, Murder in Successville, Morgana Robinson’s The Agency, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil. The comedienne in her is also well known and she often performs her comic character ‘Chastity Butterworth’ in her stand-ups.
Gemma Elizabeth Whelan
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Actress, Voice Actress, Comedienne, Dancer
- Siblings – Matt Whelan (Brother)
Gemma Whelan is represented by –
- Hamilton Hodell, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
- Management 360, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Gemma Whelan has dated –
- Gerry – She has been married to Gerry and the couple parents a daughter who was born in 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
Light Brown (Natural)
- Pointed chin
- Wide smile
Gemma Whelan appeared in a TV commercial for OVO Energy in 2014.
Best Known For
- Appearing in TV shows like Cardinal Burns (2012) as Claire, Game of Thrones (from 2012) as Yara Greyjoy, Siblings (2014) as Ruth, Mapp and Lucia (2014) as Quaint Irene Coles, Upstart Crow (from 2016) as Kate, and The End of the F***ing World (2017) as Eunice
- Having been cast in several movies like Madness of the Dance (2006) as Sister Grace, The Wolfman (2010) as Gwen’s Maid, Gulliver’s Travels (2010) as Lilliputian Rose, and Prevenge (2016) as Len
She made her theatrical film debut as Gwen’s Maid in the American horror drama film, The Wolfman, in 2010.
As a voice actress, she made her theatrical film debut as Tiffany /Henchwoman in the animated adventure comedy, Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, in 2017.
First TV Show
Gemma Whelan made her first TV show appearance as Pretty Nurse in the comedy-drama series, 10 Minute Tales, in 2009.
As a voice artist, she made her TV show debut as the narrator of the comedy series, Almost Royal, in 2014.
Gemma Whelan Facts
- Apart from her acting career, she has also set a mark as a comedienne and won the Funny Women Variety Award for stand-up comedy in 2010.
- ‘Chastity Butterworth’ is the character that she plays mostly during her stand-ups.
- She has also been a part of various stage performances that include projects like Shakespeare for Breakfast, Celebrity Love Panto Island, One Man, Two Guvnors, Infinite Variety, Dark Vanilla Jungle, and Dark Vanilla Jungle.
- Gemma has also provided her vocals to various video games like Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Squadron 42.
- As a dancer, she specializes in tap and jazz dancing.
- She also has a mezzo-soprano singing voice.
- She also won a WFTV Award in the MAC Best Performance category in 2017.
- She is a lefty.
- Follow Gemma Whelan on Instagram and Twitter.
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