Emma D’Arcy Biography

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Emma D’Arcy is an English actor and theatre-maker who plays the role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in the prequel of the drama series Game of Thrones, House of The Dragons. She is one of the protagonists of the show alongside Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Olivia Cooke, and Paddy Considine. Emma identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Early life

Emma D’Arcy was born on 27 June 1992 in London to her father Richard John D’Arcy and mother Sally Elizabeth Darcy and apparently is a single child. They are a private person and hence not much information is available about them on the internet. Emma was brought up in London and completed her school in the same city. They studied at the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford, England. They were also the Joint Artistic Director of the Forward Arena Theatre Company.

Emma D’Arcy Career

Emma began with her stage career in 2013 as Katie in Tommo Fowler’s Bunny at the Burton Taylor Studio. The who crew was actively involved until 2019. They performed on stage alongside Ben Whishaw in Christopher Shinn’s ‘Against’ and their performance was described as exceedingly likable and sensitive. Their other auditorium works include The Crucible, The Games We Played, and Romeo and Juliet. They were last seen on the stage as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible by Jay Miller at the Yard Theatre. In 2018, they played the role of Naomi Richards in the drama series Wanderlust. Emma also was seen in a few episodes of Wild Bill in 2019 and as Sonia Richter in Hanna.

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In 2020, Emma received worldwide recognition for portraying the main role of Astrid in the comedy-horror series Truth Seekers along with the cast of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. They made her film debut with a short role in United Strong Alone and were subsequently also seen in the film O Holy Ghost in 2019. It was in 2020 when they were seen in a recurring role in the television film Misbehaviour. In December 2020, HBO revealed the cast for its prequel series of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon. Emma joined the cast along with Olivia Cooke and Matt Smith. On 21st August 2022, the first episode of House of The Dragon was released where she stole the limelight in the role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Social media

She is not an active social media user. In 2016, Emma created a Twitter account and has kept their profile private with no more than 1,826 followers. On Instagram, they go by the username @emmaziadary and have more than 7k followers. They seem to be personal about their life and hence has not been seen posting or sharing a lot.

Emma D’Arcy Biography

Real Name Emma D’Arcy
Birth Date 27 June 1992
Age (as of 2022) 30 Years
Birth Place London, England
Nationality British
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  114 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Richard John D’Arcy
Mother Sally Elizabeth D’Arcy


School Ruskin School of Arts
College Oxford University

Relationship Status

Emma D' Arcy
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen actress
Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? None

Personal life

D’Arcy is a private person, even information regarding their family is not available on the internet. The actress was not even active on social media until recently hence it is assumed that they are not in a relationship however, they might be dating someone in private.

Emma D’Arcy Net worth

Emma has an excellent record in her stage career as an actor. Even though they debuted on the television screen recently, the young actress has managed to gain popularity among the audience. At the moment her worth stands at $500k US Dollars but after the premiere of House of The Dragons, it will definitely be on the rise.


  • Emma D’Arcy is an English actor from London.
  • To date, they hold 11 credits for their stage appearance.
  • Her notable films and television include Wanderlust, Truth Seekers, and Wild Bill.
  • In 2017, they have been seen in the music video Toom Much Love for Little Cub.
  • Emma is highly skilled in Ceroc dance.

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