About Gemma Whelan


“Game of Thrones” took the world by storm when it aired. It lasted for eight seasons and its popularity grew with each season. Millions of people worldwide watched this fantasy drama series which was based on the series of fantasy novels written by R.R. Martin. It was a global phenomenon and people watched it religiously. Many people jumped on the bandwagon and watched it to avoid being an outcast. Nevertheless, Game of Thrones thrived in it’s run from 2012 to 2019. It provided a massive career boost in the form of fame and opportunities to the people involved in the series. The actors were suddenly superstars and gained millions of fans worldwide.

Gemma Whelan is well-known for her role as Yara Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones”. She also played the role of detective Eunice Noon in the Netflix series “The End of the F***ing World”. 

Quick Info
Full NameGemma Elizabeth Whelan
Date of Birth23 April 1981
Birth PlaceLeeds, England
OccupationActress, Comedian
Spouse(s)Gerry Howell
Net WorthUS$ 100,000 to US$ 1 million



Gemma Whelan’s full name is Gemma Elizabeth Whelan. She was born in Leeds on 23rd April 1981. She spent her childhood in the Midlands. She completed her high school education from a girl’s only high school in Warwick. Later, she attended the London Studio Centre. Gemma was also a part of a professional dance group called Beaux Belles. 

Nationality: She is of English nationality. 


Gemma Whelan


Gemma Whelan was a stand-up comedian before her acting career began. For her excellent comedic performance, she won a Funny Women Variety Award in 2010. In 2013, she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. She performed with the show “Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster”. She had also recorded a pilot chat show for her character as Butterworth for BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Gemma has appeared in supporting roles in several films and television series including “Gulliver’s Travels” and “The Wolfman”.

In “Upstart Crow”, she appeared as a regular character. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed “The End of the F***ing World”. Her other roles include “The Agency” and “Uncle”. 

The character of Yara Greyjoy is also known as “Lady Reaper of Pyke”. She is the only surviving child of Balon Greyjoy. She is a warrior and commander of her longship Black Wind. Gemma Whelan portrays this character in “Game of Thrones”. She first appeared in the second season of GOT. 

In 2020, she played Anna Eaton in the TV series “White House Farm” and Geraldine Martens in “Killing Eve”.


In the TV drama “The Moorside” we can see her portray the role of Karen Matthews. “The Moorside” is a two-part drama based on the disappearance of Shannon Matthews. 

She played the role of Marian Lister in 2019’s BBC drama titled “Gentleman Jack”. 

In 2020, she played the role of Mrs Weston in the comedy-drama film titled “Emma”.

Gemma Whelan

She voiced many characters for the video game titled “Dragon Age: Inquisition” in 2014.

The following year, she voiced Igeyorhm in “Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward”.

In 2017’s “Mass Effect: Andromeda” she voiced the character of Zevin Reka.

She has done voice acting and motion tracking for the game “Squadron 42” which is still under development.




In 2010, Gemma Whelan won the “Funny Women Awards” under the category “Vest Variety”. 

In 2016, she was nominated for a “Screen Actor Guild Award” for her performance in the series “Game of Thrones”. 

In 2017, she bagged the “WFTV Award” under the category “The MAC Best Performance”.


Personal Life


Gemma lives a low-key life and likes to keep her personal life private. She is married to Gerry Howell who is also a comedian/actor. She doesn’t talk about him much in the media. In 2017, they welcomed their first baby together. She lives in London with her family. 


Height, Weight and Age


Gemma Whelan is 1.68 meters tall and she weighs 60 kg. 

As of August 2020, she is 38 years old. 

Gemma Whelan

Social Media


Gemma Whelan is actively posting on her Instagram account. She has 455k followers on her Instagram account. She mostly posts pictures of herself, her daughter and husband. From her Instagram, we can see how down to Earth she is. She also interacts with her fans via Instagram sometimes. 

She is more active on Twitter and tweets frequently. As of August 2020, she has 130k followers on Twitter.

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Net Worth


Gemma Whelan has made a name for her in the industry with her role in “Game of Thrones” and “The End of the F***ing World”. Whelan started her journey in 2005. She is still in the early stages of her career in the film industry. Most of her money comes from the acting roles she portrays in the films and shows. Her estimated net worth varies from sources to sources and ranges US$ 100,000 to US$ 1 million.