Who is Gemma Whelan?

Gemma Whelan is an English actress who has been involved in the acting field since 2005 to date. She is also a stand-up comedian who has been performing in various comedy programs and shows. As of her humor, she has also been awarded the Funny Women Variety Award in 2010. She came in limelight when she was cast as Yara Greyjoy in the HBO drama series ‘Game of Thrones.’ She started her acting career working in stage plays and eventually stepped into film and series. She has also lent her voice in various video games and animated series.

Quick Info
Full NameGemma Elizabeth Whelan
Birth DateApril 23, 1981
Birth PlaceLeeds, United Kingdom
BrotherMatt Whelan
Age39 years old
Height5 feet and 6 inches (1.66m/ 166cm)
Weight60 kg (132lbs)
Body Measurement33-25-35 inches
HairLight Brown
HusbandGerry Howell
Net Worth$5 million

Gemma Whelan


Gemma Whelan was born on April 23, 1981, with the name Gemma Elizabeth Whelan, in Leeds, United Kingdom. She also has a brother named Matt Whelan. She is currently 39 years old with a Taurus sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Gemma Whelan holds a British nationality. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.66m/ 166cm) tall and weighs 60 kg (132lbs). Her body measures 33-25-35 inches respectively. She has a pair of blue colored eyes with light brown hair color complimenting her slim body figure.


Gemma Whelan went to an all-girls school named The King’s High School for Girls in Warwick. For her further studies in acting, she attended the London Studio Centre.

Personal Life

Gemma Whelan is married to comedian and actor Gerry Howell. In 2017, this couple was blessed with a baby girl.

Gemma Whelan


Gemma Whelan is active in her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@gemwhelan) has 455 thousand followers and her Twitter account (@WhelanGemma) has 130.7 thousand followers. She does not have a verified Facebook page.



Gemma Whelan landed her debut role in the small screen in 2006 as Holly in ‘The Enforcers.’ She was then seen in the 2010 sitcom named ‘The Persuasionists’ as Josephine in two episodes. In the next two years, she appeared in episodes of series like ‘Threesome’ in 2011 and ‘Ruddy Hell It’s Harry & Paul’ in 2012. She also had a recurring role in sixteen episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ as Yara Greyjoy alongside Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke, and many more. Likewise, in 2014 she was seen in ‘Siblings’ as Ruth, ‘Badults’ as Juliet, and ‘Mapp and Lucia’ as Quaint Irene Coles.

In 2016 she was seen in many series like ‘Upstart Crow’ which is still running, ‘Hetty Feather’ and ‘Horrible Histories’ which is running to date. The next year she was seen as Karen Matthews in ‘The Moorside’ and as Patricia Campbell in ‘The Crown.’ She is also featured in the dark comedy series ‘The End of the F***ing World’ as Eunice, where Jessica Barden also starred. Furthermore, in 2019 she was featured in ‘Gentleman Jack’ and ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’ where she lent her voice to the character named Solaria Butterfly. Her recent series in 2020 is ‘Killing Eve’ as Geraldine Martens.

Gemma Whelan


Talking about Gemma’s filmy career her debut film was in 2006 short film ‘Madness of the Dance.’ From 2007 to 2009 she appeared in a short film. In 2010 she appeared in ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ Likewise, in 2016 she seen as Len in ‘Prevenge.’ She was also cast in the 2018 film ‘Surviving Christmas with the Relatives’ and in the 2020 film ‘Emma’ as Mrs. Weston.


Gemma Whelan started her acting career in stage plays from 2005 and is still working. Her notable stage plays are ‘Shakespeare for Breakfast,’ ‘One Man, Two Guvnors,’ ‘Dark Vanilla Jungle,’ ‘Pinter Seven: A Slight Ache’ and many more. She has also lent her voice in video games like ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ in 2014, ‘Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward’ in 2015, and ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ in 2017.


Gemma Whelan has won Funny Women Awards in 2010 in various categories. She was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2016 for her work in Game of Thrones. Likewise, in 2017 she has won WFTV Awards for her best MAC performance.

Net Worth

Gemma Whelan is an English actress whose primary income comes from working in the entertainment industry. Her net worth as of 2020 is $5 million.