Gemma Whelan - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 17, 2020
|Born on :||April 23, 1981 (age 40)|
|Birth Name /
|Gemma Elizabeth Whelan|
|Birth Place:||Leeds, West Yorkshire, England|
|High School:||The King's High School for Girls|
|Husband's Name:||Gerry Howell|
Frances Howell (daughter)
|Height:||1.66 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||60 kg (132.28 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Gemma Whelan?
Gemma Whelan is an English actress as well as a comedian. She has been active since 2005 and is best known for portraying Yara Greyjoy in HBO hit series Game of Thrones.
In addition to being an actress and comedian, she is also a trained dancer, and singer.
Gemma Whelan: Age, Parents, Siblings
Gemma Whelan’s birth took place as Gemma Elizabeth Whelan on 23 April 1981. She was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. As for details of her parents, siblings, and childhood, details are yet to be provided.
For education, she attended The King's High School for Girls in Warwick. But facts on her higher studies as well as her ethnicity are not known.
Gemma Whelan: Husband, Children, Marriage, Divorce
Is Gemma Whelan lesbian? No, Gemma Whelan is not a lesbian. Her character, Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones TV series is lesbian by sexuality.
Gemma Whelan is a happily married woman. Her husband is Gerry Howell but their marriage date is unknown.
In July 2017, it was announced that she was pregnant and is expecting a child with her husband. The couple welcomed a daughter only a few months later in October 2017. They have named her Frances Howell.
Gemma Whelan, Gerry Howell with their daughter (Image: Instagram - posted Feb 2020)
As of now, the couple seems to be happy and busy with raising their baby girl. Their have been no rumors of separation, divorce or extramarital affairs.
Gemma Whelan: Career
Whelan is a trained dancer. Her specialties are in tap dance and jazz dance. When she was young, she almost joined the Royal Ballet School. But finding herself attracted to more dramatic roles, she pursued acting instead.
The actress is also trained in musical theatre and has a mezzo-soprano singing voice. She was also involved with the Beaux Belles dance troupe. Moreover, Gemma Whelan is a Comedian, which strays far away from her Game of Thrones character.
Whelan has had roles in films including The Wolfman (2010), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Prevenge (2010). Among TV series, she has portrayed roles in The Persuasionists (2010), Threesome (2011), Game of Thrones (2012-2014, 2016-present), Live at the Electric (2014), Almost Royal (2014-present), Uncle and The Agency.
Since 2014, Gemma Whelan is seen in Upstart Crow (2016- present), Horrible Histories (2016-present), among others. She is also a theatre actress and has worked in Newsrevue (2005), Red Death Lates (2008), One Man, Two Guvnors (2013), Dark Vanilla Jungle (2014), Surviving Christmas With The Relatives (2018).
The actress has also lent her voice to video games such as Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (2015), Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017), Squadron 42.
On 2018's Surviving Christmas with the relatives, she has acted alongside Joely Richardson, Julian Ovenden, and Sally Phillips.
Gemma Whelan: Awards, Nominations
Over the years, Gemma Whelan has had several nominations and wins. She has won WFTV Awards for The MAC Best Performance in 2017, Funny Women Awards for Best Variety in 2010 while being nominated for 2016’s Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Gemma Whelan: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth and annual salary of Whelan is under review and will be updated.
Gemma Whelan: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Gemma Whelan is followed by thousands of followers and counting. She is absent from Facebook.
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