There are merely some actors who can play both comic and intense character with equal competence. Among those personalities is English actress, Gemma Whelan who is famous for portraying Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy drama series, ‘Game of Thrones’ and Gwen’s Maid in ‘The Wolfman.' Gemma, as a comedian, won the Funny Women Variety Award for stand-up comedy in 2010.
Career and Progression
Gemma Whelan embarked her career from the stage of Edinburgh festivals in the play, ‘Newsrevue’ in 2005. She has performed for many dramas which include ‘Celebrity Love Panto Island,' ‘Improvathon,' ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ and ‘Dark Vanilla Jungle.' She made her debut on TV from the television series, ‘The Enforcers’ in 2006 and movie from a short film, ‘Madness of the Dance.'
In addition to that, she has enacted significant characters in several films such as, ‘Frites,' ‘Shortbread and Tea,' ‘The Wolfman,' ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and ‘Prevenge.' The actress also has appeared in multiple television series which includes, ‘The Persuasionists,' ‘Cardinal Burns,' Game of Thrones,' ‘Live at the Electric,' ‘Almost Royal’ and ‘Horrible Histories.' In 2017, she featured in three television series, ‘Decline and Fall,' ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Moorside.'
During the famous series, Game Of Thrones, she was almost fired before she got to appear on the Iron Thrones Screen. As per Gemma Whelan, when she got the role of Yara Greyjoy on the series, she immediately added it to her online resume by which she entangled into unexpected circumstances. She stated that no one told her to keep secret about her role, so she went straight to place it on a resume.
Similarly, she revealed that one of the producers called her and stated that they almost could not make her portray the character of Yara Greyjoy in the series because of her action. However, she made all the way to cast on the set. The eighth season of Game Of Thrones will premiere on 14 April 2019 where Gemma will be dealing his brother Theon Greyjoy who abandoned her in the seventh season.
How Much is Gemma’s Worth?
The remarkable actress, Gemma Whelan has spent nearly a decade in the acting sector. She has portrayed several influential roles in television series and movies as well as theaters. Her endeavors in the industry have helped her gain enormous recognition along with economic fortune.
As per PayScale, the average payment for the actor/actress in any general movies or series is $50,529 per year which means that she might have smashed the colossal amount of net worth throughout her acting career.
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Dating Her Secret Boyfriend!
The professional life of Gemma always stays in the limelight and is followed by her million fans. However, the personal experience of the actress is rarely covered by the media and tabloids. Although she relishes a blissful bond with her husband, Gerry, there is no further information about him in the press.
She was also spotted with a baby bump in London in September 2017 shortly after she announced of her pregnancy. In one of the interviews, she stated that she was afraid to open about her pregnancy as for in case she might have lost the job.
Besides that, she updates her family on social media. Back on 22 January 2019, she shared a partial picture of a guy and captioned, 'he got this' which hinted the probable reason of admitting him as her hubby. However, she has not opened about her partner yet. She also has a daughter with him which she disclosed through a beautiful picture on Instagram in March 2019.
Gemma Whelan with her daughter in 2019 (Photo: Gemma's Instagram)
As of now, she enjoys her life with her husband as well as family. She is not lesbian but her character in Game Of Throne was improvised where she kisses Ellaria Sand (Indira Verma).
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According to some wiki sources, Gemma Elizabeth Whelan was born on 23 April 1981; she grew up in Leeds, England with parents. She is a professional dancer specializing in jazz and tap dance styles. Gemma received training from a musical theater and has a mezzo-soprano singing voice. She has a lovely height of 5 feet 6 inches which enhance her personality.