Fans may only know Nathalie Emmanuel from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones but this actress has many great roles to her credit. She’s not particularly new to the scene, but her expanding career in the film and TV industry is certainly new and up and coming.
The British actress was born in Essex to a Dominican-English mother and a Saint-Lucian-English father. She started her career in West End productions such as: The lionking. Despite her few roles and appearances, she has already won several awards including Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Empire Awards.
If you’re planning to explore more of her works, check out this recommended list of her top roles in movies and television:
Gwendoline Starr from Army of Thieves
Army of Thieves is a heist comedy that serves as the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Emmanuel plays the supporting role of Gwendoline, a skilled jewel thief who would recruit the main character for the team. She is considered one of the strongest characters in the film.
Jordan King out the heart
In this die hard parody show, comedian Kevin Hart portrays a fictionalized version of himself as an action star. Emmanuel joins Hart and John Travolta and plays as one of Hart’s trainers. To get an action star role, they would teach him to move and fight as one.
Maya van Four weddings and a funeral
This romantic comedy is a Hulu miniseries loosely based on the 1994 British film of the same title. It follows the lives of four American friends who attend four weddings and a funeral within a year. Emmanuel plays Maya, a speechwriter, who moves to London and participates in a wedding that changed the rest of their lives.
Harriet van The Scorch Trials
Based on James Dashner’s popular dystopian novel, The Scorch Trials is the second book in the maze runner series. Emmanuel plays Harriet, the leader of a group of young girls who were also trapped in a maze. This film marks the first of her two appearances in the series. She reprized her role in the third episode, The Death Cure.
Megan Ramsey out Furious 7
One of the highest rated movies in the Fast and furious story, Furious 7 continues the family’s epic race as they battle the evil Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham). Emmanuel plays the role of Megan Ramsey. She is a genius hacktivist who joins the team to take down the infamous mercenary.
Missandei out Game of Thrones
Perhaps the most notable role ever played by Emannuel, Missandei is a small but admired character in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Daenerys Targaryen freed her from Astapor and made her the queen’s right hand. She is known as a polyglot and Daenerys’ trusted confidante. Her death at the hands of Cersei had a huge impact on both Daenerys and the public.
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