Emily Carey Bio | Young Alicent Hightower actress

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Emily Carey is known for playing young Alicent Hightower in the fantasy series House of the Dragon and young versions of other major characters.

Emily Carey started her career as a child actress in her hometown of London on stage and has slowly worked her way to fame. There has been curiosity about the actress’ age and where she is from; these are part of the details revealed in this article.

From roles in popular movies, Carey is already a star. In addition, she is also quite famous online. To get started, we look at 10 facts about her.

10 facts about Emily Carey

  1. Emily Carey was 18 years old when she filmed her role as young Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon.
  2. She was born on April 30, 2003, and turned 19 years old in 2022.
  3. Carey grew up in Barnet, Greater London, England, in a family of theater enthusiasts.
  4. She began acting professionally at age 10, making her debut in the West End production of Shrek The Musical.
  5. After playing Marta von Trapp in a production of The Sound of Music, West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier invited her to take weekend classes at his MX Masterclass school.
  6. Emily Carey made her feature film debut as young Diana Prince in the 2017 DCU film Wonder Woman and played young Lara Croft in 2018’s Tomb Raider reboot.
  7. She played Grace Beauchamp in Casualty, Mary Conan Doyle in Houdini & Doyle, and young Wendy Darling in The Lost Girls.
  8. The actress voiced Anne Frank in Where Is Anne Frank, Mila in Monster Family 2, and Virginia Otis in The Canterville Ghost.
  9. She is signed to IMG Models as a model, the same company that represents Bella and Gigi Hadid.
  10. Emily Carey identifies as queer and is in a relationship with musician Kellimarie Willis of the band Real Like You (RLY).

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Early life

Emily Joanna Carey was born on April 30, 2003, in Barnet, Greater London, England. She grew up in a family of theater enthusiasts and her grandmother, a former West End wardrobe manager, used to take her along for work backstage. At 8, an agent discovered her and started preparing her for life as an actress.

Emily Carey as young Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 2017
Emily Carey as young Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 2017

Career – Emily Carey movies and TV shows

In 2013, when she was about ten years old, Carey made her acting debut in the West End production of Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The same year, she played Marta von Trapp in a production of The Sound of Music at Regents Park Open Air Theatre. At the latter, she met West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier.

Xavier invited her to take weekend acting classes at MX Masterclass, where he taught upcoming actors musical theatre and screen acting. It was under Xavier’s tutelage that Carey refined her skills, and soon, her career began in earnest.

Casualty and Houdini & Doyle

In 2014, Emily Carey got the role of Grace Beauchamp in the BBC One medical drama series Casualty. After her initial stint finished in 2017, she reprised the role in 2021 when the series returned. Carey appeared in the 2014 cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” video by Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé.

In 2016, she featured as Mary Conan Doyle in the drama series Houdini & Doyle, which aired on Fox, Global, and ITV TV networks. Following her performance, a Huffington Post article mentioned her as one of the top five child stars of 2016.

Young Diana Prince and Lara Croft

Her career shifted gears in 2017 when she made her feature film debut as young Diana Prince in the 2017 DCU film Wonder Woman, whose older version was played by Gal Gadot. The following year, she played young Lara Croft in the 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider, and Alicia Vikander played the older version.

The actress was cast as Mika Cavanaugh in the teen series Get Even and Anastasia in Anastasia: Once Upon a Time; both aired on Netflix in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Then, she voiced Anne Frank in the animated magic realism movie Where Is Anne Frank and Mila in the animated horror comedy Monster Family 2.

Emily Carey as young Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon

In 2021, her biggest acting job yet came when she was announced as part of the cast of the House of the Dragon series, along with Milly Alcock. Emily Carey was cast as young Alicent Hightower (whose older version is played by Olivia Cooke).

18-year-old Emily Carey as young Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon
18-year-old Emily Carey as young Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon

Emily Carey was 19 years old when House of the Dragon aired, and she played Alicent Hightower in the first five episodes of its first season. She and her co-star, Milly Alcock (who played young Rhaenyra Targaryen), exited the show and were replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke.

Emily Carey movies

In 2022, she plays young Wendy Darling in The Lost Girls, a film based on the 2003 Peter Pan movie. Livia De Paolis plays her character’s older version while Amelia Minto plays her as a child. The movie also stars Ella-Rae Smith, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Ovenden, Louis Partridge, and Iain Glen. Also, Carey voiced Virginia Otis in the upcoming animated film The Canterville Ghost.

Modeling

In 2019, Carey joined IMG Models as a model, the same company that represents Bella and Gigi Hadid. Although she has not done much by way of modeling, we did find one Instagram post where she was in Milan, Italy, for a Fendi appearance.

 

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Personal life

Emily Carey girlfriend

In an article by The Independent, Emily Carey confirms that she is queer. Speaking to Insider, she felt like there was a romantic moment between she and Alcock, and her costar agreed.

However, they have not confirmed having any sort of relationship outside of the show. As for Carey, Pop Buzz says that she is in a relationship with musician Kellimarie Willis, who is a member of the girl Pop band Real Like You (RLY). They share photos of each other and seem to go everywhere together.

Emily Carey girlfriend, Kelliemarie Willis
Emily Carey girlfriend, Kelliemarie Willis

The actress owns a pet dog named Dottie and she is a philanthropist, known to support the Blue Cross charity for sick, injured and homeless pets. She also helped launched the #MyBrave campaign for The Children’s Trust charity for children with brain injury. Additionally, she is a patron for her alma mater, MX Masterclass.

Emily Carey body/measurements

Emily Carey’s physical appearance has become a source of interest for many because she is a model and also, because she played young Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon. Her character in the series was supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom.

Emily Carey height is 161cm (or 1.6m) and her waist measures 63cm. Her hair color is dark brown and her feet measurement is 4.5 (UK) and 37.5 (EU).

Social media

Emily Carey Instagram

Emily Carey Instagram account has nearly 500 thousand followers as of September 2022. On TikTok, she has nearly 300 thousand followers and her Twitter account has a little over 50 thousand followers.

Net worth

For now, Emily Carey net worth is not yet available on reputable online sites like Forbes or Bloomberg. According to a Cosmopolitan article, the main cast of House of the Dragon was making between $100,000 and $300,000 per episode. This could mean that Carey made about $600,000 for her part in the show’s first five episodes.

It is difficult to say for a fact, the exact value of Emily Carey’s net worth, but we guess it should be around $400,000 in 2022.

Conclusion

Emily Carey is still in her ‘young actress’ stage after recently graduating from playing children roles. With her introduction into the big stage coming from a production like House of the Dragon, it only means that fans will be expecting big things from the actress. Likely, she is up to the task to do what is needed and advance to the next stage of her career.

We can’t wait to tag along and see just how far the superstar will go. On the personal level, she also seems to be hitting it right and we hope she and her girlfriend go the whole yard and spend many happy years together.

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Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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