Emma D’Arcy

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Emma D'Arcy - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Emma D’Arcy is a British actor, who’s most recognized for his role as Rhaenyra Targaryen in the House of the Dragon (2022) series, which is the sequel of the prequel of the successful HBO’s Games of Thrones (2011).

Some notable works that also contribute to Emma’s popularity are Wanderlust (2018) and Truth Seekers (2020).


Before debuting as an actor, Emma D’Arcy had acted in various theater productions, for example, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, The Games We Played, and Against.

They only started venturing onto the screen in 2015 with the movie United Strong Alone, playing a minor role. Three years later, they took a bigger role in the TV series Wanderlust.

In 2019, they were involved in two different projects including the movie O Holy Ghost and the TV series Wild Bill. Their fame rose steadily afterward.

The following year, they were offered a role in the movie Misbehaviour alongside actress Keira Knightly. They also starred in two other TV series around the same year, Hanna and Truth Seekers.

For their outstanding acting performance, they were given the opportunity to star in the much-anticipated fantasy series titled House of the Dragon, playing the member of the Targaryen family.

Besides appearing on the screen as an actor, they could also be seen in the music video titled Too Much Love (2017) by Little Cub.

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  • Real Name: Emma Zia D’Arcy
  • Stage Name: Emma D’Arcy
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Emma
  • Birthday: June 27, 1992
  • Birthplace: London, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: British
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: The University of Oxford, Ruskin School of Art (Fine Art)
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  • Instagram: @emmaziadarcy
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 171 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 53 kg (117 lbs)
  • Blood Type: 
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 34-24-34 (Bust -34, Waist -24, and Hips -34 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7 (US)


  • Father: Richard John D’Arcy
  • Mother: Sally Elizabeth D’Arcy
  • Brother: Loe D’Arcy
  • Sister:

Boyfriend & Dating History

Thomas May Bailey

Even though the partner’s name wasn’t revealed, fans believed it to be Thomas May Bailey, a theater director.

Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, Emma’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand to $1 million, in which most are earned through acting career.


As cited from some reports, they are reportedly paid $30 thousand for each episode of House of the Dragon.


  • Emma is rarely active on social media platforms.
  • They have a lot of experience in acting on stage.
  • Emma is a formally-trained actor.
  • They like to keep their personal information private.
  • Emma is an actor under Roxanne Vaca Management.
  • They were born and raised in London.
  • Emma does not identify themself with either gender, which makes them non-binary.
  • They enjoy planting and gardening.
  • Emma prefers outdoor activities over indoor activities.
  • Their acting debut generally started in 2013. However, their on-screen acting debut started in 2015.
  • Since Emma is non-binary, they use they/their pronouns.
  • They can do Ceroc, contemporary, and jive dances.
  • Emma is a connoisseur of fine arts.
  • They are good at sculpting, illustrating, and poetry reading.
  • Emma speaks in Gloucester and London dialects.
  • Their ideal type is…
  • Their net worth is around $500 thusand to $1 million.

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  • Returning to Westeros (2022), as self
  • Mothering Sunday (2021), as Emma Hobday
  • Misbehavior (2020), as Hazel
  • O Holy Ghost (2019), as Stephanie
  • United Strong Alone (2015), as Sniper

TV Series

  • House of the Dragon (HBO | 2022), as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Foresight (YouTube | 2021), as The Nurse
  • Baptiste (BBC One | 2021), as Girl at NA Meeting
  • Truth Seekers (Amazon Prime Video | 2020), as Astrid
  • Hanna (Amazon Prime Video | 2020), as Sonia Richter
  • Wild Bill (ITV | 2019), as Alma
  • Wanderlust (BBC One | 2018), as Naomi Richards

TV Shows

  • Entertainment Tonight (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
  • IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (YouTube | 2020), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Too Much Love (2017) – Little Cub


“The first time I ever had that incredible adrenalized buzz of performing in front of someone was when I played Titania in a children’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream […] I got a taste of the drug then, I think.”

“I have this annoying gender identity and stuff! And I’m aware that I come with stuff. And I’m used to leaving those things at the door when I work, and that’s fine, and they’re just very separate. But this was one of the few times where I really felt that everything got invited.”

“HBO wrote to my agent and asked me what pronouns I preferred. I’d never been asked that question at work. And I ummed and ahhed about it. Because I was like, ah it’s a complicated… But then I was like OK: well, time to not live separate lives, maybe. So, great, OK, yeah: ​They/​them please!”

“Clothes are armor for me. They’re essential to who I am, and I feel different in different outfits.”

“[When] I dyed my hair bright red a little while ago. I didn’t really recognize myself at first — I felt new, and it was bliss. I’m chasing that exact feeling — a distance from a person familiar with my reflection.”

“The theater has always been fundamental to my sense of self because it was the birthing ground for my work and identity.”

“I love finding words to articulate things. I feel okay if I can put words to something. And that’s interesting in relation to the descriptors, terms, and labels within fluidity, too. There is a certain validity that comes from having a word to put to something deeply felt.”

“I love the idea that Nelson presents: Language is the only option! There isn’t another tool, but yet simultaneously words are never enough, too. It’s the ultimate paradox and why the text is really important to me as an actor. In any script, the words have to be good.”

“You can learn a lot about a person from how they use or reject the use of language to express themselves. And it’s that rift between what one does try to put into words and what one doesn’t try to communicate that tells you about a person’s psyche and who they are.”

“Realities are what we make them, but commonly, once you leave art school, you spend a lot of time in a studio on your own, and I could see how badly that would go for me. I found that in theatre, I could explore similar stuff, but that there would have to be other people around.”

“I really like playing women and I’m really good at it. My worst-case scenario is that suddenly people tell me what I can and can’t play. I have all the tools necessary to play women. I lived as one for a long time; people still think I am one. It’s like, ‘Let me do my job; I’m really good at it.’”

“I want to live within other people and exorcise bits of myself.”

“It’s complicated! In terms of queerness, the only good reason for being out as a non-binary person, publicly and professionally, is that I hope it will let younger people who may feel similar know that there is room in this industry for them.”

Emma D’Arcy has an eccentric quality about them that helps them tackle various roles throughout their career. They seem to always have a lot of surprises up their sleeve.