If she weren't an actress, she would be an architect, a singer, or a graphic designer.
Has one younger brother.
Has a dog named Roxy.
Ranked #88 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
Ranked #15 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" famous women for 2013.
She can sing and play some piano, flute and guitar.
Ranked #1 on the Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2012.
Is the second actress from Game of Thrones (2011) to portrayed Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), her co-star Lena Headey played Sarah Connor on the short-lived television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), which is based on the Terminator films.
She was born in London, but grew up in the Berkshire countryside. Her mother is a businesswoman and her father was a theatre sound engineer. She also grew up with her brother, who is studying politics.
At the age of three, she went to see "Show Boat" with her mother, a musical on which her father worked behind the scenes as a sound engineer. She has wanted to become an actress ever since.
Studied drama at the prestigious Drama Centre London, a school which Paul Bettany, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan had previously attended.
Replaced Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (2011) after the original pilot episode was filmed. The reasons to Tamzin's departure are unknown.
Her sport skills includes horseback-riding, ice skating, rowing, running, sailing, skiing, swimming and tennis.
Is highly skilled at alto, ballads, blues, cabaret singing and jazz singing.
Voted #1 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2014.
Has said that she is often not recognized in public without the extremely long blonde wig she wears on Game of Thrones (2011).
Was working three to six different jobs to get by before being cast on Game of Thrones (2011) including bartending, restaurant, call center, etc.
Ranked #49 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
Auditioned for Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), but lost to Emily VanCamp.
Named "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2015.
Counts the comedy film Clueless (1995) as one of her favorite movies.
Was considered for the role of Enchantress in Suicide Squad (2016), which eventually went to Cara Delevingne.
Has a tattoo of a bumblebee on her pinky finger.
Her favorite television series is Friends (1994).
Clarke took special and weapons training to play Sarah Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't sure if Clarke had ever fired a gun before Terminator Genisys (2015), but thought her training paid off and she handled herself well in the fight scenes and seemed believable.
Clarke grew up on Arnold Schwarzenegger's films and idolized him and couldn't believe she was working with him on Terminator Genisys (2015). She first met Schwarzenegger at the read-through and inwardly started geeking out. To hear him say "I'll be back" in the film was a major moment for her.
Clarke was forced to watch The Terminator (1984) by her 9 year old brother when she was 7-8 years old and then Terminator 2 (1991) but became a huge fan of the series.
Arnold Schwarzenegger thought Clarke did an amazing job following in the footsteps of Linda Hamilton on Terminator Genisys (2015), which is really tough to do, but she thought she was naive to accept the role of Sarah Connor so early in her career.
When Clarke was on Game of Thrones (2011), she watched films and television series with strong female characters to help her get into character; she did the same in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Not related to co-star Jason Clarke, who played her son in Terminator Genisys (2015).
In the spring 2013, she suffered from ruptured brain aneurysm just after her performance in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Broadway and underwent a course of treatment in the New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Her middle names are Isabelle Euphemia Rose.
Her mother grandmother was born in Gorakhpur, United Provinces, India, of European parentage.
Her favorite show as a child was The Simpsons (she said she knew Game of Thrones was a hit when her brother told her The Simpsons spoofed Game of Thrones in season 23). She also liked The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saved by the Bell and Sister, Sister.