Gemma Whelan- Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Career

Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan is an English actress working in the industry since 2005. She is also a stand-up comedian who has appeared in a number of comedy programs and shows. She also received the Funny Women Variety Award in 2010 for her sense of humor.

Gemma rose to prominence after being cast as Yara Greyjoy in the HBO drama series “Game of Thrones.” She began her acting career in stage plays before moving on to film and television series. She has also provided her voice in several video games and animated series.

Quick Facts

Real NameGemma Elizabeth Whelan
Nick NameGemma
Famous AsActress
Age43-years old
BirthdayApril 23, 1981
BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height5 ft 6 inches
Weight60 Kg
Body Measurements33-25-35 inches
Bra Cup Size33 B
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Shoe Size8
SpouseGerry Howell
Net Worth$5 million
HobbiesActing, Drama

Who Is Gemma Whelan?

Gemma Whelan was born Gemma Elizabeth Whelan on April 23, 1981, in Leeds, United Kingdom. She has a brother named Matt Whelan as well. She is 43 years old and was born under the sign of Taurus.

How Tall Is Gemma Whelan?

Gemma Whelan is a British citizen. Aside from that, she is 5 feet 6 inches (1.66m/166cm) tall and weighs 60 kg (132lbs). Her body measurements are 33-25-35 inches. She has blue eyes and light brown hair that complements her slim body figure.

Gemma Whelan Height (Source: Instagram)


Gemma Whelan attended The King’s High School for Girls in Warwick, an all-girls school. She continued her acting studies at the London Studio Centre.

Who Is Gemma Whelan’s Husband?

Gerry Howell, a comedian and actor, is Gemma Whelan’s husband. This couple welcomed a baby girl in 2017.

How Did Gemma Whelan  Pursue Her Career?

Gemma Whelan made her television debut in 2006 as Holly in ‘The Enforcers.’ She then appeared in two episodes of the 2010 sitcom ‘The Persuaders’ as Josephine. She appeared in episodes of series such as ‘Threesome’ in 2011 and ‘Ruddy Hell It’s Harry & Paul’ in 2012. She also appeared as Yara Greyjoy in sixteen episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ alongside Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke, and others. In 2014, she appeared in ‘Siblings’ as Ruth, ‘Badults’ as Juliet, and ‘Mapp and Lucia’ as Quaint Irene Coles.

In terms of Gemma’s film career, her first short film, ‘Madness of the Dance,’ was released in 2006. She appeared in a short film from 2007 to 2009. She appeared in ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in 2010. Similarly, in 2016, she appeared as Len in ‘Prevenge.’ She was also cast as Mrs. Weston in the 2018 film Surviving Christmas with the Relatives and in the 2020 film ‘Emma’.

How Rich Is Gemma Whelan?

Gemma Whelan is an English actress whose main source of income is from her work in the entertainment industry. Gemma Whelan’s net worth is $5 million as of February 2024.