Know About Gemma Whelan; GOT, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Height

Published Date: 17 Sep, 2019 Updated date: 12 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

The viewers of HBO show, Game of Thrones (GOT) have noticed the alluring performance of Gemma Whelan. The actress is getting numerous landmark roles on movies and TV shows so far.

Gemma Whelan is an English actress, who earned her recognition for playing Yara Greyjoy in the fantasy-drama TV series Game of Thrones (2011-2019). Besides, she has made her appearance on numerous stage shows and a voice role in video games.

Gemma Whelan Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Gemma Elizabeth Whelan was born to English parents on 23 April 1981. She grew up in Leeds, Yorkshire along with her brother Matt Whelan, who is now a freelance writer and photographer.

Whelan with a height of 5 feet 5½ inches (1.66 meters), pursued her education at The King’s High School for Girls in Warwick. She then graduated from Middlesex University and undertook the One-Year Professional Diploma program at London Studio Centre.

Her Career; Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth

Initially, Gemma portrayed minor roles in a TV show, The Enforcers and a movie, Madness of the Dance. Some of her movies work include Shortbread and Tea (2008), The Wolfman (2010), and Prevenge (2016). She would portray the role of Mrs. Weston in the upcoming 2020 drama film, Emma.


Gemma Whelan appeared as Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones (Picture: HBO)

In 2012, Whelan was cast in a recurring role as Yara Greyjoy in HBO series Game of Thrones. She appeared in the show until its end in 2019. She now appears in series Upstart Crow and Horrible Histories since 2016. Her role in the TV shows includes Almost Royal (2014), Decline and Fall (2017), The End of the F***ing World (2017), and Gentleman Jack (2019). 

Well, the actress bags the astounding net worth from her work in movies & TV shows. She is likely to enjoy her net worth in millions so far.

Shares A Daughter With Husband

The 38-year-old currently shares a marital relation with a husband named Gerry Howell. The couple celebrates the wedding anniversary on 14 May every year.


Gemma Whelan in a family picture with husband Gerry Howell and a daughter (Picture: Gemma’s Instagram)

Gerry, aged 39 is a writer, comedian, and sometimes, an actor. He is currently working for Faber Academy and also is a quiz master and tennis captain. Gemma and Gerry are now the parents of an adorable daughter. They welcomed a baby girl on 5 October 2017.

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Some Interesting Facts About Gemma Whelan

  • Gemma won the 2010 Funny Women Variety Award for her stand-up comedy.
  • Apart from acting, she is also a professional dancer and a member of the dance troupe the Beaux Belles.
  • Whelan is a pure vegan but she had eaten meat while on the sets of GOT.
  • Her husband Gerry was born on 15 January 1980 in Bromley, Kent, England as Gerard Howell.
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