Fans might only know Nathalie Emmanuel from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones but this actress has got a lot of amazing roles under her belt. She is not particularly new to the scene but her ever-growing career in the movie and TV industry is certainly fresh and upcoming.
The British actress was born in Essex to a Dominican-English mother and Saint-Lucian-English father. She started her career in West End productions such as The Lion King. Despite her only 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 films and television:
Gwendoline Starr from Army Of Thieves
Army of Thieves is a heist comedy film that serves as the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Emmanuel portrays the supporting role of Gwendoline, a skilled jewel thief who would recruit the protagonist to the team. She is considered to be one of the strongest characters in the film.
Jordan King from Die Hart
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. In order to land an action star role, they would teach him how to move and fight like one.
Maya from Four Weddings And A Funeral
This romantic comedy is a Hulu miniseries that is loosely based on the 1994 British movie under the same title. It follows the lives of four American friends who, within the span of one year, attend four weddings and a funeral. Emmanuel plays the role of Maya, a speechwriter, who moves to London and joins a wedding that changed the rest of their lives.
Harriet from The Scorch Trials
Based on James Dashner’s hit dystopian novel, The Scorch Trials is the second book in The Maze Runner series. Emmanuel plays the part of Harriet, the leader of a group of young girls that were also locked up in a maze. This movie marks the first of her two appearances in the series. She reprised her role in the third installment, The Death Cure.
Megan Ramsey from Furious 7
One of the highest-rated films in the Fast and Furious saga, Furious 7 continues the epic race of the family as they fight against the wicked Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham). Emmanuel plays the role of Megan Ramsey. She is a genius hacktivist who joins the team to help bring down the notorious mercenary.
Missandei from Game Of Thrones
Arguably the most notable role ever played by Emannuel, Missandei is a minor but admired character in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Daenerys Targaryen freed her from Astapor and made her the queen’s right-hand woman. She is known for being a polyglot and Daenerys’s trusted confidante. Her death at the hands of Cersei left a tremendous impact both on Daenerys and the audience.
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