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Gemma Whelan Biography

Birth Name:
Leeds, Yorshire, United Kingdom

Fast Facts

  • Joined the Royal Ballet School when she was young, but finally decided to pursue acting instead
  • Appeared on screen first in 2006 in the short film Madness of the Dance and the TV show The Enforcers
  • Plays a detective in the 2017 dark comedy drama television program The End of the F***ing World
  • Is best known for her role as Yara Greyjoy, Theon's sister, in HBO hit series Games of Thrones
  • Has lent her voice to video games such as Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, released in 2015


  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Frances Howell -- Daughter
  • Gerry -- Husband
  • Gerry Howell -- Significant Other